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Family Kicked Off Plane When Kid Won’t Stop Screaming

A family flying back to Boston from Turks & Caicos on JetBlue was kicked off their plane when their 2-year-old would not stay seated and stop screaming prior to takeoff.

Depending on whom you believe, either the family was struggling to control a strong-willed 2-year-old, or the family was allowing their 2-year-old to go nuts on the plane while the family willfully ignored crew instructions.

In any case, the pilot returned the plane to the gate after it had headed toward the taxiway, and the offending family had to spend an extra night on the island and spend $2,000 on return tickets on American Airlines the next day.


Today (February 22nd) Only: 20% Off JetBlue Flights

Sorry I didn’t get this in earlier – I was on a plane.

Today only, JetBlue is offering 20% off all flights for travel May 1 to June 13th. Use code SPRING12 when you check out on their site. Flights must originate in the US or Puerto Rico.

(Thanks to D-Lux for the heads up).


$75 Worth of Airfare on JetBlue (JFK-SFO) for $25 through Living Social

Living Social is offering a deal for $75 worth of airfare between New York and San Francisco on JetBlue for $25 (ie, $50 off a flight between JFK and San Francisco). Flights can be taken between February 21 and May 23rd, with April 5-16 blacked out.

I see roundtrip airfares at about $230, so you can go coast-to-coast for just $180 roundtrip. Not too shabby.

On a plus note, if you by the voucher and don’t use it, you’ll get $25 credited to your Living Social account.

Tickets must be purchased by April 6.


Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue to Code Share, Allow for Cross Redemptions

Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue announced they will begin an interline agreement when Hawaiian launches nonstop service from JFK to Honolulu in June.

In the coming weeks they will announce details of codeshares and, more importantly, how HawaiianMiles members can earn miles when they fly JetBlue — this is especially good for those of us who have gotten the Hawaiian airlines credit cards (which I’ve talked about her ad infinitum). Also good is that Hawaiian will allow you to redeem HawaiianMiles on JetBlue, giving those of us on the East Coast more value out of that program (assuming redemption amounts are reasonable, of course). Also good is that if you DO want to use those miles to go to Hawaii, you can fly JetBlue to the west coast and connect to a Hawaiian flight to one of the other islands.

I’ll post detail here when they’re announced.


JetBlue American Express: 20,000 Bonus TrueBlue Points with $500 Spend

As much as most people love JetBlue, you don’t hear too many people talking up the benefits of TrueBlue, their frequent flyer program. That’s because it’s always felt pretty tacked on and perfunctory to me, with a confusing redemption scheme (points are used to purchase airfare, but not at a fixed conversion rate) and no partners.

With that glowing review out of the way, I just wanted to let you know that their JetBlue American Express card now has an offer for 20,000 bonus TrueBlue points when you spend $500 in 3 months. The card has a $40 annual fee, and it isn’t waived in year 1.

Those 20,000 miles can be converted into roughly $200 in airfare, though maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less. So, not a huge deal (the normal offer is 10,000 bonus miles), but better than nothing, especially if you plan on redeeming some TrueBlue points that you’ve accumulated. Nice to add to that pile.

Get a JetBlue Airways credit card and redeem points for free flights.


Drunk JetBlue Passenger: “I Did Not Realize I Was Pissing on Her Leg”

An 18-year old man, drunk from downing 8 alcoholic beverages on a JetBlue flight from JFK to Portland, Oregon, was arrested after he urinated on an 11 year old girl on the plane.

The man says that he was so drunk that he didn’t realize that he wasn’t in the bathroom when he decided to urinate on the young passenger. Incredibly, the girl’s father did not beat the living crap out of the guy, though he apparently had to be restrained. Which is understandable.

The drunk passenger was moved to the back of the plane for the remainder of the flight and was arrested and charged with indecent exposure when they landed.

As if that wasn’t enough, another passenger complained of heart trouble shortly before landing, then vomited. Sounds like quite a trip.


JetBlue Brings Back All You Can Jet, But Only In Boston and Long Beach, And Only As a 3-Month Pass

I guess that headline says it all, but JetBlue has re-launched its popular All You Can Jet program, but only if you depart from Boston or Long Beach. Also, the previously $499/$699 1-month program is now only available as a 3-month pass, good August 22-November 22. There are three versions of the program:

– $1,999 gets you unlimited travel from Boston to any JetBlue city for that 3-month period.
– $1,499 gets you unlimited travel from Boston to JFK, Newark, Baltimore, Buffalo, DC, Ricmond, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Charlotte, Chicago, Bermuda and Jacksonville.
– $1,299 gets you unlimited travel from Long Beach to Las Vegas, Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Austin and Chicago.

International cities are included in the $1,999 version, but taxes are not included in that price. You do get last seat availability, though.

It’s not the program it once was, but for some business travelers it’s an incredible deal.


JetBlue Adds First International Service at Westchester Airport with Flights to Nassau

A quick one for Westchester county residents in NY: JetBlue has announced daily nonstop service from Westchester County Airport (HPN) to Nassau, Bahamas, beginning November 15th with sale fares starting at $129. This is the only international service out of Westchester Airport, and for residents of the area, it sure beats dragging your butt down to JFK.

The flights are in partnership (ie, I’m guessing they’re subsidizing) with Nassau’s tourist board, which is a low-risk way for airlines to test point-to-point service.


Woman Sues JetBlue After Being Kicked Off Plane for Not Wearing Underwear (Except She Was Wearing Underwear)…No That Doesn’t Make Sense

A woman is suing JetBlue because she was removed from a July 2010 flight for supposedly not wearing any underwear. Except she was wearing underwear. And that’s the odd part of this whole thing.

Malinda Knowles claims that a supervisor approached her after she sat down on the flight from LaGuardia to Ft. Lauderdale and placed a walkie-talkie between her legs, then asked to see if she was wearing underwear (perhaps thinking that she was just wearing a shirt and no shorts). Knowles said she was humiliated by this, adding “It was vulgar. It was macho.” Macho indeed.

The “former fashion model” says she was then taken to a hanger where she was asked to show her shorts, then returned to the plane. She was then told that the pilot would not fly with her on board. (Note: I work for a clothing company and, not that this has any bearing on this story, I wanted to note that I cannot imagine what kind of fashion this woman modeled based on the pictures in the article.) I don’t know why the pilot would not let her fly, as JetBlue did not respond to the allegations.

Knowles said, “”It was really crazy,” she said. “I’ve never had a corporate employee ask me about my underwear.” Apparently she has had non-corporate employees ask her repeatedly. Perhaps they were from a distant sales office. Or temp workers. But no corporate employee has ever asked that.

Knowles summed up the incident thusly: “”I really feel like the guy just wanted to demean me in some way,” she said. “Maybe he thought I was cute.” Yes, perhaps this was all a way for the guy to get a date with her.

I would say there is approximately a 0% chance (or, as we used to say in math class, a limit as x approaches 0 chance) that this is how this whole thing went down. But amusing nonetheless.


JetBlue Promo Code: 15% Off Flights in September and October

JetBlue is offering 15% off flights September 6 – October 5th as a consolation for not offering All You Can Jet this year. Just enter the JetBlue promo code FRIENDS11 to receive the discount. Book by June 21st.