NEW YORK, April 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU) offers the following special rates for Skybus customers and employees affected by the cessation of Skybus operations.
JetBlue will offer Skybus customers a special standby fare of $50 for one-way travel. JetBlue does not directly serve all former Skybus destinations. This fare will be honored for any JetBlue destination within 100 miles of the original Skybus destination.
Skybus destination Nearest JetBlue destination
Gary, IN Chicago O'Hare
Greensboro, NC Charlotte, NC
Newburgh, NY New York JFK
Milwaukee, WI Chicago O'Hare
Portsmouth, NH Boston, MA
Punta Gorda, FL Fort Myers, FL
St. Augustine, FL Jacksonville, FL
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS New Orleans, LA
JetBlue serves the following former Skybus destinations:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Burbank, CA (Customers may also fly from Long Beach, CA)
Oakland, CA (Customers may fly from San Francisco, CA)
Skybus customers are asked to call JetBlue Reservations at 800-JETBLUE (800-538-2583) to list as standby customers for the JetBlue flight. Skybus customers must show proof of Skybus purchase at the airport upon check in. All travel must be completed by April 13, 2008.
Skybus crewmembers and employees may fly JetBlue on standby for $10 one-way. Skybus crewmembers and employees are asked to call JetBlue at 800-JETBLUE (800-538-2583) to list as standby customers for the JetBlue flight. Skybus identification will be required upon check in at the airport. All travel must be completed by April 13, 2008.
New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 53 cities with 550 daily flights. New service to Los Angeles International Airport begins in May. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit www.jetblue.com.
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