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Three More Airlines Join Employee Vaccine Mandate

The Associated Press reports: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue are joining United Airlines in requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as the Biden administration steps up pressure on major U.S. carriers to require the shots. The airlines provide special flights, cargo hauling and other services for the government. The companies say that makes them government contractors who are …

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DOJ Suit To Challenge JetBlue-American Partnership

Market Watch reports: The Justice Department is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging American Airlines Group Inc.’s partnership with JetBlue Airways Corp. on antitrust grounds, according to people familiar with the matter. The lawsuit, which could come as soon as Tuesday, is expected to argue that the recently forged alliance threatens competition and higher fares, the people said. American and …

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Dem Senator Raises Alarm On JetBlue/American Deal

Reuters reports: Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat who has been outspoken on antitrust issues, expressed concern to the Transportation Department on Friday that a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways would lead to higher airfares. The airlines’ “Northeast Alliance” partnership was announced in July 2020 and approved by the Transportation Department six months later, shortly before the end of …

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“Drug-Snorting” Racist Covidiot Forces Flight Diversion

San Francisco’s ABC News affiliate reports: A tense situation on a flight from JFK Airport in New York to SFO after an unruly passenger refused to wear a mask, began snorting a white substance, and then was accused of touching at least one female passenger. The plane was diverted to Minneapolis where the man was arrested. “So we as a …

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Covidiot JetBlue Passenger Faces $14,500 FAA Fine

Via press release from the FAA: A flight attendant warned the man that jetBlue’s policies required him to wear a face mask, and twice warned him that FAA regulations prohibit passengers from drinking alcohol they bring on board an aircraft. Despite these warnings, the passenger continued to remove his face mask and drink his own alcohol, the FAA alleges. A …

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Cultist Rapper Banned From JetBlue After Mask Incident

USA Today reports: Lil Pump is no longer welcome to fly JetBlue Airways after violating COVID-19 safety protocols. The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, is banned from flying on JetBlue after refusing to wear a face mask during his Sunday flight, JetBlue confirmed to USA TODAY. On his flight from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, the “Gucci …

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JetBlue Is First Airline To Require Masks For Passengers

CNBC reports: Starting May 4, all JetBlue Airways passengers will be required to wear a face covering, the strictest policy so far in the U.S. and one that follows the New York-based airline’s requirement that flight attendants wear a mask or face covering while on duty. “Wearing a face covering isn’t about protecting yourself, it’s about protecting those around you,” …

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JetBlue First To Drop Change Fees Over Coronavirus

The Hill reports: JetBlue will void change and cancellation fees for flights as the coronavirus continues to spread globally. On Wednesday, JetBlue announced that customers can change or cancel for free all bookings made from Thursday through March 11 for travel through June 1, according to a statement. “The policy is designed to give customers confidence that they will not …

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NEW YORK: Scare For JetBlue Passengers After Radio Glitch Spawns Accidental Hijack Alert To Control Tower

The New York Daily News reports: A communications failure sparked a hijacking scare on a JetBlue flight at JFK Airport on Tuesday, setting off a frenzy from first responders over what turned out to be a false alarm. JetBlue Flight 1623, an Airbus 320 bound for Los Angeles, lost contact with the air traffic control tower while taxiing for takeoff …

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GOP Former Sen. Al D’Amato Booted From Flight After Attempting To Lead Passenger Revolt [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Former Sen. Al D’Amato was escorted off a JetBlue flight Monday night after trying to lead passengers in a rebellion against seating changes that followed a lengthy delay, an eyewitness told The Post. JetBlue flight 1002 from Ft. Lauderdale to JFK was scheduled to depart at 1:40 pm Monday, but didn’t take off until 8 …

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NEW YORK CITY: Married Gay Couple Ejected From JetBlue Flight For “Verbally Harassing” Ivanka Trump

The Associated Press reports: Two people were removed from a JetBlue plane after one of them began verbally berating Ivanka Trump and her family. They were flying coach on a JetBlue flight out of JFK when the incident happened. According to published reports, the passenger started screaming “Your father is ruining our country…. Why is she on our flight?” TMZ …

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Commercial US Flights To Cuba Begin [VIDEO]

CNN reports: When JetBlue Flight 387 touched down Wednesday in Cuba, it was the first direct commercial flight between the US and the island in over a half-century. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba, flight is the latest symbol of the thawing of relations between the former Cold War adversaries, who restored diplomatic ties in 2015. Until now, …

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JetBlue Passengers And Crew Comfort Woman Traveling To Funeral Of Grandson Slain In Orlando Massacre

Wonderful and heartbreaking. Get a tissue. CNN reports: One of the youngest victims in Orlando’s deadly shooting was Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo. Known as Omar to friends, he was a dancer and barista. On Tuesday, less than three days after Omar’s brutal murder, his grandmother, heartbroken and alone, boarded a flight to Orlando to attend his funeral. Jetblue crew member Kelly …

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JetBlue Offers Free Flights To Victims’ Loved Ones

From JetBlue’s website: Like many of you, we continue to watch reports of the Orlando nightclub shooting with great sadness. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones. This weekend’s events are felt by all of our 19,000 crewmembers, many of whom live in, work from and travel through Orlando – one of our focus cities – at …

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Man Booted Off Flight After Confronting Texas Governor On Marriage Stance

Via the Austin American-Statesman: As he was waiting with family and staff to board a flight back to Austin on Tuesday night after two days promoting Texas in New York City, Gov. Greg Abbott was approached by another passenger who shook his hand and then loudly and profanely expressed his unhappiness with the governor’s opposition to gay marriage. “I hope …

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From JetBlue’s Facebook Page

Nike and Absolut Vodka have also expressed support on social media. Details.

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Live Free Or Fly

JetBlue is running an election contest: “On November 6th, America will elect the next U.S. President. If things don’t go your way, don’t worry. Here’s your chance to get a free flight out of the country with JetBlue. Participate in our poll and login to Facebook to enter. If you change your mind you can always come back. Or not. …

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Mark Bingham’s Mom Fires Back

TMZ interviews Alice Hoagland, the mother of openly gay 9/11 hero Mark Bingham. “Yes, my gay son was known in our family for bringing me flowers on my birthday and Mother’s Day. He also was known for careening down the rugby pitch, and, on the morning of September 11, 2001, for charging unarmed down the aisle of a doomed Boeing …

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Carson Daly Apologizes To GLAAD

“We live in a time where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals find courage every day to overcome adversity, stand up to bullying and find equality. I’m truly saddened that my words today suggested otherwise. I’ve long been a supporter of Gay and Lesbian rights, and I’m saddened that my comments, however unintentional, offended anyone, specifically members of the LGBT …

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