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Frontier, Spirit and Southwest planes meet in Orlando (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

DOT Holds Ex-Southwest Gates for Low-Cost Carrier Use Only

After the departure of Southwest from Newark Liberty International Airport, the Department of Transportation noted that those vacant slots would not go to any airline moving forward. The government agency announced that the airport will freeze the eight vacant landing slots into New Jersey’s largest airport and will only be unfrozen once a low-cost carrier or ultra-low-cost carrier sees the need to use them for further expansion. The airport is currently a hub for United Airlines, but has seen expansion…

Onboard JetBlue’s Inaugural Flight from New York to London

After years of planning and preparation, JetBlue has officially started service to London Heathrow Airport. On Wednesday, the airline took off from New York-JFK with its brand-new Airbus A321LR jet, named after former JetBlue chairman Joel Peterson. The long-awaited route has been a top priority for JetBlue, and the transatlantic…

JetBlue Launches First New York to London Flight

JetBlue Airways is expanding its network with its first transatlantic route from New York-JFK to London Heathrow. The route will be operated by its brand-new Airbus A321LR aircraft and began Wednesday evening. Travelers can expect an enhanced inflight experience, complete with build-your-own meal offerings, generous legroom and seat width, free…

How JetBlue Is Expanding At Its Hometown Base

As the push for vaccinations continues and mask mandates begin to get re-instated in major cities across the U.S., several major airlines continue to tackle their own Covid-19-related crisis. During this bustling holiday travel season, passenger demand has surged significantly compared to last summer. As a result, many airlines resumed…

How JetBlue Is Tackling Climate Change

The aviation industry within itself is a major source of air pollution, emitting high amounts of carbon emissions and utilizing immense amounts of fossil fuels to power aircraft on short-haul and long-haul routes. Over the course of this summer, several major airlines have experienced a surge in passenger traffic as…

Deep Dive: The Shortest Routes of the Major US Carriers

With air travel picking back up around the globe, Singapore Airlines has resumed the longest flight in the world from the city-state of Singapore to New York City. Though unlike before the pandemic, the flight now operates into New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport rather than across the Upper…

Reviewing the Revised American Route Map

In many industries, it is common for testing to occur before implementing something in market. Think of the very well-documented three-phase testing regime that the COVID-19 vaccines went through in 2020 or video game firms, which have a "public testing region" in which they will implement character balancing changes and…

JetBlue Plans to Reshape Transatlantic Travel with London Service

JetBlue has announced its plans to change the transatlantic market when it begins its London service later this year. The latest update sees the airline setting out its main cabin offering. JetBlue recently showcased its reimagined Mint product for transatlantic and longer flights. Customers will benefit from a unique build-your-own meal offering,…

Lufthansa Becomes Latest Airline to Integrate CommonPass

Lufthansa has become the latest airline to integrate CommonPass, a digital COVID test certificate app. The German flag carrier joins fellow Star Alliance airlines United and Swiss International Air Lines in supporting the initiative. CommonPass is available for customers on all Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to the U.S. Customers can also use the…

JetBlue, Bamboo Airways, WestJet Secure London Heathrow Slots

On Friday, the Airports Council of the United Kingdom released its latest slot allocation report on its airports, including London Heathrow. The report listed multiple airlines that secured slots including JetBlue, Bamboo Airways and WestJet, amid a slowdown in air traffic at the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. JetBlue…