Tag Archives: Jetblue

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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Tweets Of The Day

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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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Asshat Of The Day – Carson Daly

TMZ reports: It all went down on Daly’s L.A. radio show this morning … when he was talking about the flight and said, “Most of the people were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas … it was like a bunch of dudes and well trained dudes … thank god.” He laughingly continued, “With my …

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NYC Tabs On JetBlue Pilot Meltdown

JetBlue is based in NYC and the pilot lives in Queens.

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JetBlue Pilot Goes Nuts

The second time for this kind of thing this month. A JetBlue captain went berserk on a flight from Kennedy Airport to Las Vegas today in an incident that forced the plane to make an emergency landing, passengers and authorities said. “Say your prayers!” the crazed pilot screamed as he ran up and down the aisle, a passenger told The …

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JetBlue Gets Dough For Fast Lane

Yesterday the feds gave over $4M to NYC-based JetBlue so that the airline can transition away from ground radar and towards using GPS for its flights from JFK to Florida and the Caribbean. The new system means JetBlue flights so equipped will be shorter and faster. Years in the planning, the system known as NextGen is expected to deliver an …

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No No No No No No NO!

Former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater fancies himself a rapper. Here’s a snippet of his single, I’m Steven Slater, Bitches. Make it stop, please.

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Steven Slater Pleads Guilty

Famed/infamous JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater pleaded guilty today to one count of felony attempted criminal mischief and one count of misdemeanor criminal mischief. A one to three year sentence was suspended with the agreement that Slater enter a year-long mental health program. Slater also agreed to begin substance and alcohol abuse counseling and to pay his former employer $10,000 …

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Best Facebook Page (So Far)

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Team Slater

On sale now. His Facebook fan page has 137,000 members already.

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