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In The Know - STM March 2024 News



JetBlue Cuts More Cities From Network, Reduces Flights From Los Angeles

 

JetBlue is cutting more routes as part of the carrier’s strategy to restore its profitability following the loss of the Spirit merger and Pratt & Whitney engine issues.

 

JetBlue told crewmembers on Tuesday that it is cutting a slate of routes as part of its strategy to restore profitability following the termination of the Spirit Airlines merger. 

 

Starting June 13, JetBlue is ending service in Kansas City; New York’s Stewart International Airport; Bogotá, Colombia; Quito, Ecuador; and Lima, Peru. Service from Stewart International Airport had been suspended since the pandemic. 

 

JetBlue said the routes listed above were unprofitable, according to the internal memo that was seen by Skift....read more


 


American to Allow Wi-Fi Purchase with Miles

 

 

Members of American Airlines' AAdvantage loyalty program "soon" will be able to use their miles to pay for Wi-Fi on board aircraft, the carrier announced Wednesday. 

 

The new ability will roll out in the next few weeks on a "couple select aircraft," and by the "summer travel season," be available on all of the carrier's Viasat-equipped narrowbody aircraft, according to the carrier. 

 

Once connected, passengers will have access with gate-to-gate connectivity on most mainline aircraft. American also will offer a free Wi-Fi option sponsored by ads across all of the carrier's Viasat domestic narrowbody aircraft...read more


 

US airports with the longest and shortest walking distances

 

While travel disruptions and long security lines are things most travelers keep in mind when planning their arrival at the airport, many may not consider the distance from check-in to their gates.

 

With some airport terminals spanning over a mile in length, the walk can take more than 20 minutes – which means some late arrivers may be in for a hurried jog...read more


 

Link your Marriott and Uber accounts to earn up to 2,500 Marriott Bonvoy points

 

Marriott and Uber have a partnership that lets U.S. Marriott Bonvoy members earn points on U.S. Uber transactions, including rides and Uber Eats orders.

 

For a limited time, you'll earn 2,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points when you download the Uber app, link your Marriott and Uber accounts, complete a ride and place an order through Uber Eats...read more



Why You Should Never Use Your Seat-back Pocket on a Plane, According to a Flight Attendant

 

Being highly aware of germs and trying to stay healthy on flights has always been an issue for travelers. Travelers are not only keeping some Purell in their carry-ons but also disinfecting some of the dirtiest places on their flight.

 

There is one thing that most travelers might ignore, though: your seat-back pocket.

 

According to Insider, Reddit user and long-haul flight attendant, HausOfDarling, posted on an r/AskReddit thread about some of the filthiest places you can find on an airplane. “I ALWAYS recommend you never, ever, ever, EVER use or put anything in the seat pocket. They are cleared of rubbish but are never 'cleaned',” the user wrote...read more

 






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