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JetBlue and Amazon team up to offer Amazon Prime customers access to inflight movies

JetBlue Airways (New York) and Amazon (Seattle) today issued this joint statement:

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Amazan and JetBlue announced that they will bring unlimited, on-demand entertainment to airline travel later this year through JetBlue’s free high-speed Fly-Fi broadband internet, the industry’s fastest complimentary inflight Internet service, to create an unmatched entertainment experience in the sky.

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The collaboration will enable Fly-Fi for Amazon Prime members to instantly access tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, including exclusive Amazon Original Series such as Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and Bosch, at no additional cost to their membership. In addition, all JetBlue customers will be able to rent or purchase hundreds of thousands of titles in the Amazon Instant Video store, including new release movies and day-after TV programming, over the free broadband internet.

Fly-Fi uses satellite technology to give customers Internet speeds that feel like what they have at home or work. Amazon and JetBlue worked together to ensure that the inflight entertainment system met the premium experience expected by customers when streaming movies and TV episodes from Amazon. Access to Amazon’s entertainment library will be built into the JetBlue Fly-Fi Hub, giving customers instant access to watch titles from Amazon on their laptops, Fire devices, iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets—no pre-flight download needed. JetBlue’s free Fly-Fi broadband Internet will be available on all JetBlue’s Airbus A321 and A320 aircraft this year, and on JetBlue’s Embraer E190 aircraft in 2016.

“Just like at home, customers will be able to access movies and TV shows from Amazon from 35,000 feet in the sky over our super fast and free Fly-Fi,” said Jamie Perry, Vice President, Brand and Product Development, JetBlue. “Amazon’s customer focus aligns perfectly with the experience we have created for our customers, including the best inflight entertainment, free unlimited snacks and beverages, lots of personal space with the most legroom in coach and wide, comfortable seating. By teaming up with a category-leader like Amazon, we created a unique model where we can offer complimentary broadband Internet access.”

Prime members will be able to instantly stream binge-worthy Amazon Original Series, including the Golden-Globe award-winning series Transparent, the hour-long police drama Bosch, and the Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola comedy, Mozart in the Jungle, in addition to original kids series such as the Emmy and Annie award winning series, Tumble Leaf and the Emmy nominated live-action series, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street. They can also enjoy top network series available on Prime Instant Video such as The Americans, Downton Abbey, Justified, The Good Wife, Grimm, Mr. Selfridge Orphan Black, Sons of Anarchy, Suits, Veronica Mars and Vikings.

On top of unlimited instant access to movies and TV episodes, Amazon Prime members will be able to access and listen to more than one million songs available on Prime Music. All JetBlue customers will be able to purchase and download songs from the Amazon Music store, eBooks from the Kindle store, and apps and games from the Amazon Appstore and earn TrueBlue points when they shop specific categories on Amazon over the free Fly-Fi broadband internet while inflight or through JetBlue promotions.

Top Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N258JB (msn 19000047) in the Tartan scheme turns on its final river approach to Washington’s Reagan National Airport.

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JetBlue announces its new routes for Washington’s Reagan National Airport

JetBlue Airways (New York) today announced details of its upcoming expansion at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) with new low-fare service to three destinations beginning June 19, 2014: Charleston, South Carolina; Hartford, Connecticut; and Nassau, Bahamas (subject to receipt of government operating authority).

JetBlue plans to offer twice-daily service to both Charleston and Hartford/Springfield, as well as once-daily year-round service to Nassau. In addition to these three new destinations from Washington, JetBlue will boost its existing service to Tampa, Florida, with a second daily flight effective July 2, 2014.

Together, these six new daily departures represent half the new flights JetBlue has earned the right to operate by acquiring slots as a result of the recent American Airlines-US Airways divestiture proceedings. More details of JetBlue’s DCA expansion, which will bring the airline’s daily departure count to 30, will be announced later this year.

This summer JetBlue will offer customers 24 daily roundtrip flights from DCA to eight cities: Boston, Charleston, Hartford/Springfield, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Nassau, Orlando, and Tampa, as well as the only nonstop service to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Washington’s popular downtown airport.

JetBlue’s three newest Reagan National destinations will be served with 100-seat Embraer ERJ 190 jets, featuring spacious two-by-two seating, the most legroom in coach (c), seatback entertainment including 36 channels of free DIRECTV® programming and more than 100 channels of free SiriusXM® satellite radio (d), unlimited free snacks and soft drinks, and JetBlue’s acclaimed in-flight customer service. With JetBlue, customers can also enjoy a first checked bag free of charge (e).

Schedules for JetBlue’s New Reagan National Destinations

Charleston (CHS)
12:20 p.m. – 01:53 p.m. 07:25 a.m. – 08:52 a.m.
06:30 p.m. – 08:06 p.m. 02:35 p.m. – 04:04 p.m.
Saturday schedule varies slightly
Hartford (BDL)
09:25 a.m. – 10:46 a.m. 06:35 a.m. – 07:59 a.m.
07:25 p.m. – 08:50 p.m. 06:30 p.m. – 07:54 p.m.
Nassau (NAS)*
09:55 a.m. – 12:29 p.m. 01:55 – 04:30 p.m.
Saturday schedule varies slightly. *Subject to receipt of government operating authority

In addition to its presence at Reagan National, JetBlue also serves the National Capital Region with daily flights from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N258JB (msn 19000047) in the Windowpane tail design arrives at Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA).

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American, JetBlue announce slot swap, interline agreement

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. JetBlue's Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW N258JB (msn 19000047) prepares to land at the Long Beach focus city. Due to this new arrangement, the ERJ 190s are expected to leave the West Coast and return to the East Coast in May 2010 and will be operated from DCA.

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and JetBlue Airways (New York-JFK) announced an agreement for collaboration that will offer JetBlue customers connections to American’s international flights from New York’s John F.Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Boston’s Logan International Airport, where JetBlue is the largest domestic airline, and offer American’s customers convenient nonstop domestic flight options on JetBlue from those markets.

Under terms of the agreement, American intends to transfer eight slot pairs at Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport and one slot pair at White Plains, NY to JetBlue, and JetBlue intends to transfer 12 slot pairs at New York’s John F.Kennedy International Airport to American.

The agreement will provide customers with interline service in non-overlapping markets, which will offer them more choices and convenient connections. The companies are also exploring other commercial cooperation.

On domestic routes where the carriers don’t currently compete, American customers can book convenient, nonstop JetBlue flights from JFK and Boston to 18 domestic markets, including Portland, ME; Nantucket; and Burlington, VT.

Starting in summer 2010, American and American Eagle will expand the routes and service they offer customers from New York. Including previously announced additions, by year end at LaGuardia and JFK combined, American and American Eagle will add 31 total flights to and from 13 additional routes, bringing total NYC departures to 216 and unique destinations to 63. The announcement includes seven new destinations served on 23 new roundtrip flights. When combined with new options for travel on JetBlue, American’s New York customers will have access to 81 unique destinations on 271 nonstop flights by the end of 2010. In addition, American serves four destinations with 18 daily departures out of Newark’s Liberty International Airport.


New American Eagle Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets, outfitted with First Class as well as new Coach Class seats, will fly new routes from LaGuardia to Minneapolis-St. Paul four times daily, to Atlanta seven times daily, and five times daily to Charlotte. The CRJ700s will also be used to fly existing routes from LaGuardia to Toronto and Raleigh-Durham, giving passengers in those markets access to First Class service.

American will also increase mainline daily flights to and from Miami and Chicago from LaGuardia.


As previously announced, American begins service in April and May to San Jose, Costa Rica; Madrid, and Manchester, England. Previously announced nonstop service to Austin will begin in July.

American also announced it will add twice-daily, nonstop service to and from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood in November and increase daily frequencies to Orlando, Las Vegas, and Miami effective in November.

American Eagle previously announced daily round-trip service on regional jets to and from Columbus, Ohio, and St. Louis. American Eagle today announced twice-daily service to and from both Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. In addition, American Eagle will begin one flight daily to and from Norfolk. Those new flights will use Embraer regional jets and are slated to begin by year end. They will be assigned times so that customers can make connections to American’s international flights. The airline will also assign the two-class CRJ700s to upgrade existing routes from JFK, offering First Class service to Washington (Reagan National), Boston, and Toronto starting in early 2011.


JetBlue Airways also announced plans to serve the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) beginning in November 2010. JetBlue intends to initially offer travelers at least eight daily departures from DCA to select East Coast destinations, complementing its existing service from Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.