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Jet Blue, Emirates Freq Flyer Reciprocity

The bigger news is that Emirates and JetBlue (having announced a code sharing agreement in April, 2012) have now said that as of yesterday (July 1, 2012), their Frequent-flier programs are now reciprocal. Fliers can earn credits in either of the carrier’s loyalty programs (but not both on the same flight!).Jet Blue customers can earn TrueBlue points on any of Emirates’ worldwide flights based on the number of miles on that flight and fare class: Emirates Economy Saver (B H K L M Q T U V X ) will earn 0.5 True Blue Points for every…

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Considering JetBlue’s ‎Etiquette Tips

JetBlue have launched a series of Flight Etiquette tips for passengers. They are in the indomitable Jetblue style quite fun. But which of the miscreants of the air will actually watch them though? Episode one deals with Mr Sprawler. This episode I understand! (Although why the woman trapped in the middle could not move to the window seat, I do not know?) Episode Two deals with needing to go to the lavatory from the window seat. I found that one less useful. It starts with the woman drinking lots of fluids (which every airline recommends)…

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JetBlue WestJet Expand Space for Pay

JetBlue has made a lot of fuss about the extra legroom in their cabins. It is one reason I love them. I also have been very happy to pay the premium to get the extra row emergency exit seats. They call this Product “Even More(TM) Space”.  On JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft, Even More Space seats with 38-inches of legroom are offered in rows 2-5 plus emergency exit rows 10 and 11. I like it because not only do you get more room (38″ instead of 33″), you also get Priority Boarding which means your luggage is first…

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Air Malta, CityJet, LEVEL, Qantas , Wizz CEO and WOW win 2018 Excellence Awards

The CAPA – Centre for Aviation was launched in 1990, to build aviation knowledge. I find them a great go to site for good deep air research. Since 2003, their annual Awards for Excellence  have been intended to showcase success and industry leadership. Their 2018 winners were announced this week in Berlin at the 2018 CAPA World Aviation Outlook Summit. I wish I had been there for the buzz, the award announcements and the wonderful city that is Berlin. Being in two places is hard to do! And the winners this year were: Airline of…

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Win a free “private” JetSuite trip -San Fran and LA.

Boardingarea.com are offering the chance to win a free flight on the first JetSuiteX service on April 19 from Concord Buchanan Field Airport in the San Francisco Bay Area to Burbank Bob Hope Airport in the Los Angeles area in a new JetSuiteX Embraer 135 jet! You even get a domestic flight to get you to the Bay Area and JetBlue frequent flyer points for the inaugural flight! JetSuiteX, is a public charter service which aims to offer a “private jet experience“.  The aforementioned Embraer 135 has only 30 seats arranged in ten rows of three leather seats -so lots of…

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Jetstar at ten

I make no secret of my dislike of Jetstar (JQ), the low cost arm of Australian airline Qantas. We have never really bonded. I am not alone according to the complaints on the Don’tflyjetstar website. Some would say that Jetstar has been then saviour of Qantas and others would say the advancement of the budget carrier has come at the cost of the mainline carrier. The story started when QANTAS acquired Impulse Airlines, a Newcastle based independent carrier. It took its lessons from that to launch Jetsar in May 2004. The aim was to compete directly…

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WindJet Winds Down – and Up

Another closure with no warning. On August 13th, 2012 ENAC, the Italian civil aviation authority, ordered Italian carrier Windjet to suspend all operations and to cease issuing tickets. The low-cost carrier  shut down its website and grounded all of its aircraft at the start of the busiest holiday week of the year.  300,000 air travellers found they were stranded and 500 staff lost their jobs. Windjet was established in 2003 by Antonino Pulvirenti, owner of the Catania football team. It grew to be the fourth largest airline in Italy after Alitalia, Air One (now part of Alitalia)…

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Virgin Australia absorbs Pacific Blue and V Australia

Once upon a time (August, 2000 to be exact), a new airline was launched in Australia to challenge the two long standing carriers: Ansett and Qantas. That airline was Virgin Blue. The name was chosen in a competition playing on the Australian custom of calling a redhead Blue or Bluey. I flew Virgin Blue 12 times around Australia and rated them 4.4 out of 5. They initially used a low cost Southwest/Easyjet model with some quirky Australianisms and the Virgin feel.     In 2003 Virgin Blue started Pacific Blue, a New Zealand based subsidiary which provided services between…

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