Posts by BillRandell

JetBlue expands Mint Routes

For the first time, JetBlue is now offering Mint seats out-for-sale on the following new and expanded routes: New York (JFK) and Las Vegas (LAS) New York (JFK) and San Diego (SAN) Boston (BOS) and San Diego (SAN) In addition to the new Mint routes, JetBlue will expand Mint service between Boston and Los Angeles. JetBlue will also continue t [...]

Linear Air expands in air taxi market...

Great column in FlightGlobal Exciting developments coming soon To bring the price point down even further, Linear Air is launching a new initiative on 11 April that will allow customers who have chartered an aircraft through its online marketplace to sell spare seats on their flight. “Our next step is to offer empty legs on a per-seat basis, [...]

Stewart preparing for 1st Norwegian A...

From the RecordOnLine Mike Torelli, the authority’s business development director at Stewart, told the Stewart Airport Commission on Tuesday that the Norwegian Air flights should bring 100,000 additional passengers this year and 200,000 next year — a boon for an airport that only had 275,313 last year. Norwegian, using new Boeing 737 Max airc [...]

Elite Airways pulls out of Naples, ba...

After not having commercial service since 2007, Naples resumed with Elite in 2015 when offering to rent facilities for $1 per year to Elite and spending $50,000 in marketing monies.   From the Naples Daily News: In February, Elite had eight departures and seven arrivals in Naples, with a total of 312 passengers. Elite was sending passengers [...]

JetBlue begins service to Atlanta out...

The more service going to Boston the better of more flights coming to Boston   JetBlue back in Atlanta after absence of more than 13 years; but spat w/airport may nix growth https://t.co/YANtnYLQW3 – pic.twitter.com/6z0qF8f0Sy — Ben Mutzabaugh (@TodayInTheSky) March 30, 2017 Atlanta here we come!! @JetBlue Flight 397 is on its w [...]

Why is CAT III so important??

Why do we need CAT III so bad?? Today MCO could land, but FLL could not.. — Worcester Airport (@FlyOrh) March 28, 2017 Why do we need CAT III so bad?? Yesterday FLL landed in fog, but MCO could not — Worcester Airport (@FlyOrh) March 28, 2017

Icelandair Stopover program, what a g...

From their website   What is an Icelandair Stopover? When you fly Icelandair across the Atlantic, you can stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. That gives you the opportunity to explore Iceland, both country and culture, without adding onto your ticket price. The Icelandair Stopover Buddy Service Las [...]

WOW Air starting flights from Chicago...

Four times per week from Chicago to Rykjavik, their hub, from which you can connect to their other European destinations (23).   WOW Air, known for $99 Europe fares, adds first city in Midwest https://t.co/Q11a2EnySf – pic.twitter.com/qxym36Mx86 — Ben Mutzabaugh (@TodayInTheSky) March 27, 2017      

JetBlue, the Airbus A321 LR and Europ...

  Right now JetBlue is reviewing their fleet and making decisions on which planes to fly, and not fly.    Recently we wrote here how the Embraer 190 (100 seats), which services ORH, days may be numbered.   The cost of maintaining these planes has simply been more then JetBlue ever expected.   In other words they break down too much, whic [...]

Elite Airways keeps expanding

Now I know everyone wants legacy carriers, but Elite is no Direct Air.    They remind us of Allegiant Airlines when they started.      Over the past month: added Asheville, NC to Vero Beach, Fl, click here Melbourne, Fl to Bimini (Bahamas), click here   Celebrating 1 yr anniv at vero beach airport! #lovetoflyagain pic.twitter.com/Av08 [...]