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At Reagan Airport, a Near Disaster on Runway

Southwest plane nearly crossed runway in front of departing JetBlue plane Thursday in Virginia

(Newser) - Two planes nearly collided at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday, and might have done so if an air traffic controller hadn't yelled "Stop!" Around 7:40am, an air traffic controller instructed Southwest Flight 2937 to cross runway 4 on its way to runway 1....

These Are the Best Airlines in America

Alaska Airlines tops WalletHub's overall list for 2024

(Newser) - The safest airline in the US also happens to be the cheapest—and yet, not the best overall. That's according to WalletHub , which compared the nine largest US airlines and one regional carrier (SkyWest, which serves more than one major airline) across 13 metrics, including cost, delays, cancellations, injuries,...

Merger Quashed, JetBlue Announces New Cuts

Struggling airline will leave Kansas City, trim service elsewhere

(Newser) - JetBlue is making more route cuts, its second set so far this year. The airline, struggling financially in the post-pandemic era, was counting on a merger with Spirit Airlines and an ongoing relationship as a partner with American Airlines, but a federal judge struck down the former and the Department...

$3.8B JetBlue-Spirit Airlines Merger Is No More

After court blocked the deal, airlines say they're unlikely to meet regulatory hurdles by the deadline

(Newser) - JetBlue and Spirit Airlines are ending their proposed $3.8 billion combination after a court ruling blocked their merger, reports the AP . JetBlue said Monday that even though both companies still believe in the benefits of a combination, they were unlikely to meet the required closing conditions before the July...

Deal to Create Fifth-Biggest Airline Is Blocked by Judge

JetBlue wanted to buy Spirit, but Justice Department warned it could lead to higher fares

(Newser) - The Justice Department scored a big win on air travel Tuesday when a federal judge blocked JetBlue's planned purchase of Spirit Airlines, reports CNBC . Judge William Young in Boston put the kibosh on the $3.8 billion acquisition, which would have created the nation's fifth-biggest airline. The Justice...

Nvidia Was a Bright Spot on a Losing Day for Wall Street

JetBlue fells 10.2% after announcing CEO's departure

(Newser) - Most of Wall Street slipped on Tuesday, giving back some of the big gains from the day before.
  • The S&P 500 fell 7.04 points, or 0.1%, to 4,756.50, coming off its best day in nearly two months.
  • The Dow Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157.

So This Happened to a Parked JetBlue Plane

Plane landed at JFK, then rocked back at a 30-degree angle during deplaning

(Newser) - JetBlue officials say a plane rocked back with its nose pointed skyward after landing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport because of a shift in weight on the aircraft, reports the AP . Videos posted on social media show Flight 662 from Bridgetown, Barbados, at the passenger gate...

8 Hospitalized After 'Sudden Severe Turbulence' on JetBlue Flight

Plane landed safely in Florida on Monday

(Newser) - A flight from Ecuador to Florida experienced turbulence so bad it landed eight people in the hospital on Monday. As JetBlue Flight 1256 approached Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, it encountered "sudden severe turbulence" around Jamaica, according to the airline. It landed safely and was met by medical personnel, ABC...

This Is What JetBlue Pilots Saw in Close Call in Boston

NTSB says Learjet took off without permission

(Newser) - Federal investigators said Thursday that the pilot of a charter jet took off without permission, creating a "conflict" with a JetBlue plane that was preparing to land on an intersecting runway at Boston's Logan International Airport in February. A screen grab from video shot from the JetBlue cockpit...

Administration Wins End to JetBlue-American Alliance
JetBlue Gives Up
on American Alliance

JetBlue Gives Up on American Alliance

Former partner is still appealing ruling against the arrangement in Northeast

(Newser) - JetBlue will abandon its partnership in the Northeast with American Airlines, accepting a judge's ruling though its former partner is appealing it. JetBlue said Wednesday it will instead concentrate on acquiring Spirit Airlines, CNBC reports, after a court found that the deal with American hurts competition. American confirmed Wednesday...

Guy Missed Flight, Called in a Bomb Threat: Cops

JetBlue aircraft eventually landed, was evacuated at LAX

(Newser) - Passengers on a flight out of Las Vegas didn't have the most normal of arrivals on Thursday afternoon after touching down at Los Angeles International Airport. A JetBlue plane that landed around 2pm local time was kept isolated on the tarmac for upward of an hour, police and firefighters...

Here's How America's Major Airlines Rank

WalletHub places Delta at the top of its list

(Newser) - Finding the cheapest flight is often a traveler's priority, but there are other reasons to pick one airline over the other. WalletHub checked out the nine largest US carriers, plus two regional airlines, to see how they ranked on everything from baggage, departures, and safety, to in-flight comfort (think...

Feds Are Not Going for JetBlue-Spirit Deal
DOJ on JetBlue-Spirit
Deal: Nope

DOJ on JetBlue-Spirit Deal: Nope

Biden administration sues to halt sale of Spirit, thinks it would drive prices up

(Newser) - The Biden administration sued on Tuesday to block JetBlue Airways' $3.8 billion purchase of Spirit Airlines, saying the deal would reduce competition and drive up air fares. The Justice Department said the tie-up would especially hurt cost-conscious travelers who depend on Spirit to find cheaper options than they can...

JetBlue Pilot Had to Take 'Evasive Action'

JetBlue flight initiated a climb-out to avoid Learjet

(Newser) - JetBlue Flight 206 landed safely in Boston Monday night—thanks to the pilot's "evasive action" the first time they attempted the maneuver. NBC News reports on the close call at Logan International Airport, which occurred just before 7pm. Per a statement from the FAA, the pilot of a...

Passengers Slide Off Plane as Phone Charger Starts Smoking

No one is seriously injured in evacuation of JetBlue flight at JFK

(Newser) - Passengers took to the emergency slides Saturday after a smoke was reported on a JetBlue plane just after it landed in New York. Seven people sustained minor injuries in the evacuation. The smoke was reported shortly just before 9pm, after Flight 662 arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport from Bridgetown,...

Best US Airlines in 2022
The Best
US Airlines,

The Best US Airlines, Ranked

The Points Guy crowns Delta as king

(Newser) - The Points Guy website is out with its annual ranking of US airlines, and Delta comes out on top by a rather comfortable margin. The top-10 ranking takes into account all the factors you'd expect—on-time flights, cancellations, general reliability, cost, scheduling, frequent-flier perks, and more. Here are the...

Day After One Spirit Deal Collapses, Another Is Made

JetBlue agrees to buy the airline for $3.8B after attempted Frontier merger falls apart

(Newser) - JetBlue has agreed to buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion in a deal that would create the nation's fifth largest airline if approved by US regulators. The agreement Thursday comes a day after Spirit's attempt to merge with Frontier Airlines fell apart. Spirit had recommended its shareholders...

Plane Passenger Accused of Groping 2 Women

Jairaj Singh Dhillon of California says he took an Ambien, can't remember alleged incidents

(Newser) - Another disturbing incident in the skies : A California man has been charged with groping two female passengers on a JetBlue flight out of Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors say Jairaj Singh Dhillon of Modesto, 42, groped the thigh and groin of the woman sitting next to him about 30 minutes into...

JetBlue Goes Hostile in Takeover Bid of Spirit

It's competing with Frontier to acquire Spirit

(Newser) - JetBlue is going hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines and asking Spirit shareholders to reject a proposed $2.9 billion acquisition by Frontier Airlines, per the AP . JetBlue is going straight to shareholders of the Florida airline in hopes of pushing its board to the negotiating table. Shares of...

Bill O'Reilly Caught on Video Berating JetBlue Employee

Former Fox News host was reportedly upset about a lengthy flight delay

(Newser) - Political commentator Bill O'Reilly was caught on video berating an airline employee at JFK airport, reports Insider , and it's been watched some 2.7 million times. O'Reilly was reportedly peeved because of an hours-long delay for his April 3 flight to Turks and Caicos and wanted a...

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