JetBlue is an American low-cost airline that is based in Long Island City, New York. The airline is the sixth-largest in the United States and calls the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York its home. JetBlue Airways offers 925 flights every day to over 90 destinations in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. Currently, JetBlue isn’t a member of any of the major airline alliances, however the airline does allow travelers to book connecting travel with any of its 41 partner airlines. The airline offers the fastest free in-flight Wi-Fi (Fly-Fi) of any airline as well as in-flight entertainment on every flight (36 DirectTV channels and 100 SiriusXM channels). JetBlue recently won awards for best airline, for customer satisfaction and for being one of the top 20 places to work. The airline published a customer bill of rights to protect the interests of travelers.
- Year Founded: 1998
- CEO: Robin Hayes
- Airline Type: Low-fare U.S. carrier
- Headquarters: Long Island City, New York
- Size: Sixth largest U.S. airline based on passengers carried
- Hub: New York
- Number of Employees (2018): 22,000 crewmembers
- Destinations served: 90+
- Passenger enplanement (2017): 40 million
- Airbus A321
- Airbus A320
- Embraer E190
JetBlue flight attendants recently voted to join the Transport Workers Union. The votes were tallied on April 17th, 2017. The flight attendants voted 2,661 to 1,387 to join the union. First contract negotiations are currently underway.
JetBlue flight attendants have a choice between two pay scales. The “Straight Pay” has no premium component. The “Premium Pay” pays an additional 1.5X the premium rate for all hours above 70.