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Passengers on JetBlue Flight Cheered for Crying Babies

New ad asks passengers to cut flying moms a break

(Newser) - Something that's probably never happened in the history of aviation happened recently on a JetBlue flight from New York to California: Passengers actively rooted for babies to start crying. The one-of-a-kind flight was documented for a JetBlue Mother's Day ad released this week, Adweek reports. After passengers were... More »

JetBlue Pilot: Gum Caused 0.11 Blood Alcohol Level

Co-pilot saw him sip 'unknown beverage'

(Newser) - A commercial pilot was under the influence of alcohol while flying a JetBlue airliner carrying 151 passengers last year from Orlando, Fla., to New York City, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, per the AP . A criminal complaint says Dennis Murphy Jr. was selected for a random alcohol test after Flight 584... More »

'Genius Millionaire' Apologizes for Rant on JetBlue Flight

David Brackett was kicked off plane after boastful brouhaha with another passenger

(Newser) - It's not often one has the honor to be seated in coach on the same flight as a 28-year-old millionaire with six houses and a 176 IQ. At least, that's what David Brackett claimed before he and two men were booted off a JetBlue flight out of Long... More »

JetBlue Passenger Redefines 'Bad Seatmate'

Police say he woke up and began peeing on fellow passengers

(Newser) - An Oregon man faces charges after authorities say he urinated on passengers on a flight from Anchorage to Portland, Oregon. Jeff Rubin, 27, was arrested yesterday after JetBlue Flight 47 arrived at Portland International Airport, reports KOIN-TV . A police report says passengers and airline employees told officers Rubin had been... More »

Florida Ferries Going to Cuba Again

Also, JetBlue adds a weekly flight from New York City

(Newser) - The US embargo on Cuba is still in place, but two developments today further suggest that its days are numbered:
  • Ferry service: Two companies have gotten approval from the US to begin running ferries from Florida to Cuba for the first time in 50 years, reports the Sun Sentinel . The
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JetBlue Cuts Legroom, Adds Bag Fees

Which leaves Southwest as only airline without such fees

(Newser) - The latest flower in the drooping and ponderous bouquet we like to call "why everyone hates airlines" comes via special delivery from JetBlue, which is cutting one thing passengers do like and adding one thing they don't. The airline, which the Wall Street Journal notes is looking to... More »

Tweeter: JetBlue Booted Me Off Flight for Griping

Apparently, you'd better mumble about delays under your breath

(Newser) - Apparently, airlines are watching what you tweet and are unamused by your antics : A woman says JetBlue gave her the boot from a flight out of Philly after she began tweeting about her delayed flight yesterday—which she says was further delayed by a passenger joke. "It had been... More »

Refused Bathroom Trip, Girl Pees on Plane Seat

Jennifer Devereaux says JetBlue attendant snapped at her

(Newser) - Jennifer Devereaux's little girl had to go to the bathroom, but the flight attendant said no. Soon after, the 3-year-old went anyway—right there on the seat of the JetBlue plane, Reuters reports. "It wasn’t about bad customer service ... it was about bad human decency," Devereaux... More »

JetBlue Pilots to Unionize

They had rejected the move twice before

(Newser) - The National Mediation Board said today that pilots at JetBlue voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes. The pilots will join the Air Line Pilots Association. Of the 96% of pilots eligible to vote, the association said 71% voted to unionize. JetBlue has more than 2,500 pilots. Both... More »

Delta, Southwest, JetBlue: No Phone Calls Mid-Flight

Airlines decide before FCC makes decision on rule change

(Newser) - The feds might soon lift rules that forbid plane passengers from talking on their cell phones during flights, but the airlines themselves are balking. Delta announced today that it won't allow such calls no matter what the FCC decides, reports the LA Times . The airline joins Southwest and JetBlue... More »

JetBlue Shifts Strategy, Will Offer First-Class Seats

But 'Mint' will be available only to cross-country fliers

(Newser) - JetBlue has famously eschewed the idea of first-class seating with the mantra that all its passengers get equal treatment. Until now. As USA Today reports, the airline is creating a first-class option in everything but name—instead, call it Mint. The swankier seating will be available next summer but only... More »

Pilot Loses Consciousness 'Somewhere Over Oregon'

Meanwhile, another flight was diverted due to an unruly passenger

(Newser) - A pair of jets made emergency landings last night, in unrelated dramatic incidents. In one case, an Alaska Airlines jet bound for Seattle had to make an emergency landing in Portland, after its pilot lost consciousness "somewhere over Oregon," an airline spokesman tells the AP . A doctor on... More »

Airline Offers Free Flights to Disappointed Voters

JetBlue contest gives backers of November loser a way out of US

(Newser) - All those people who say they'll leave the US if the wrong guy becomes president? JetBlue is giving them a chance to actually do so. The airline's "Election Protection" promotion is offering more than 1,000 free tickets to international destinations to people who register for an... More »

Laser Injures JetBlue Pilot's Eye

It was minor, and the plane landed safely

(Newser) - A JetBlue pilot suffered an eye injury Sunday when someone shot a laser into the cockpit of his plane at 5,000 feet. The incident occurred as the flight was landing at JFK Airport in New York, ABC News reports. The flight landed safely, and the injury is described as... More »

Psychologist: Lack of Sleep Caused Pilot's Meltdown

Deprivation behind Clayton Osbon's 'brief psychotic disorder,' he testified

(Newser) - The JetBlue pilot who had a bizarre in-flight meltdown earlier this year was seriously short on sleep, a psychologist testified, according to a court transcript obtained by the AP . The neuropsychologist told Clayton Osbon's trial that the pilot had "a brief psychotic disorder" due to lack of sleep.... More »

Judge: JetBlue Meltdown Pilot Insane, Not Guilty

Clayton Osbon sent to federal facility for examination

(Newser) - The JetBlue pilot who caused a flight to be diverted after a bizarre mid-air meltdown has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors did not argue with a psychological report that concluded Clayton Osbon, 49, suffered from "a severe mental disease or defect that impaired his ability... More »

FAA Fire, Storms Snarl Travel in Northeast

Delays, cancellations could continue through the weekend

(Newser) - Storms around the Northeast and a fire in a FAA technical center in New Jersey combined to create some brutal travel chaos yesterday, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Delta canceled 321 flights in and out of New York alone, US Airways had 46 mainline and more than 200 Express flight cancellations... More »

'Hell' on JetBlue Flight Over Vegas

Hydraulic system fails on Airbus A320, plane circles for hours

(Newser) - Be glad that you were not on Sunday's JetBlue flight from Las Vegas to New York, which one passenger describes as "four hours of hell." The plane's hydraulic system failed, causing it to careen from side to side and go into dizzying turns, and the passengers'... More »

Passengers Sue JetBlue Over Pilot Freak-Out

But the airline tops a customer satisfaction survey

(Newser) - For the seventh consecutive year, JetBlue ranked No. 1 in airline customer satisfaction in a JD Power survey … but at least 10 passengers are most definitely not satisfied. They filed a lawsuit against the airline today, alleging gross negligence in allowing pilot Clayton Osbon to fly. They claim they... More »

Birds Again Ground NY Plane

JetBlue flight forced to return to Westchester immediately after takeoff

(Newser) - It's a bird, it's a plane ... it's a collision. Or so went an aborted JetBlue flight taking off from New York's Westchester airport last night, reports the New York Post . Two geese plowed into the windshield of the cockpit of the West Palm Beach-bound flight, forcing... More »

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