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July 3- JetBlue Airways Corp said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday, the first major U.S. carrier to fly the route following U.S. The airline said Cuba Travel Services Inc is offering the weekly flight on Fridays between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.
WASHINGTON, July 1- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines are working together to keep ticket prices high, spokeswoman Emily Pierce said on Wednesday. Shares of United Continental, JetBlue, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air Group, Spirit Airlines all fell against the backdrop of a broader market that was up nearly a half...
The DoJ is investigating whether airlines are colluding to grow at a slower pace as part of an effort to keep airfares high.
The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats. Justice Department spokeswoman Emily Pierce confirmed that the department is looking into potential "unlawful coordination" among some airlines.
JetBlue has started charging for the first checked piece of luggage, NBC News reports.
NEW YORK— The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. Now it will charge up to $25 for checked luggage. JetBlue Airways had announced the change in November but didn't detail how it would be implemented until Tuesday.
June 30- JetBlue Airways Corp on Tuesday began charging its lowest-fare customers for checked bags, an anticipated move that leaves Southwest Airlines Co as the only U.S. carrier to let all travelers check a bag for free. JetBlue announced in November that it would roll out bag fees by this summer, estimating it would earn some $65 million in 2015 and more than $200...
The $25 fee to check bags is a fact of life on most airlines. But until recently, only Alaska Airlines thought the extra money should guarantee passengers something in return. If not, passengers get a $25 voucher for a future flight or 2,500 bonus frequent flier miles.
SAO PAULO, June 26- United Airlines has agreed to pay $100 million for a 5 percent stake in Azul SA, Brazil's third-biggest airline, as it attempts to catch up with U.S. rivals with more established ties in South America's biggest air travel market. Delta Air Lines Inc bought a 3 percent stake in Brazil's No.2 airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA for $100...
Most airlines now charge $25 each way for a checked suitcase. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways do not, although JetBlue is about to start charging for some types of tickets. Typically, passengers pay $25 to $50 more.
NEW YORK— On top of the bag fees and other charges, families traveling this summer may have to pay extra just to sit next to one another. Often, the only way to ensure that the family sits together is to book well in advance, or pay $25 or more, per seat, each way. Last July, U.S. airlines sold a record 87.8 percent of seats on domestic flights, according to the Bureau of...
LISBON, Portugal— TAP Air Portugal's new owners said Wednesday they intend to expand operations to 10 more U.S. destinations and eight more in Brazil, while bringing more passengers from those countries into Europe. David Neeleman, whose Gateway consortium is paying 354 million euros for a 61 percent stake in the flag carrier, said at the formal signing ceremony...
"Fast Money" traders discussed how to play market moves on the Netflix stock split and Boeing leadership change.
JetBlue Airways on Tuesday said it will add its premium "Mint" class to transcontinental flights from Boston.
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June 23- JetBlue Airways Corp on Tuesday said it will add its premium "Mint" class to transcontinental flights from Boston, the first new city for a service that JetBlue credits with helping it steal share from competitors. JetBlue will offer Mint service, the airline's answer to first and business class, on flights from Boston to San Francisco starting March 2016...
CNBC "Halftime Report" trader Joe Terranova is scooping up shares of JetBlue in a bet the airline stock will take off following a recent pause.
That's the highest amount for the first quarter since bag fees started in 2008, according to data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. And more passengers are now subject to those fees, which can be as high as $200 per bag. For instance, United Airlines recently reduced the number of bags some elite frequent fliers can check for free.
"Fast Money" traders discussed how to play airline stocks after JetBlue said it was looking to expand overseas.
United Airlines said on Tuesday it plans to end service at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, where it failed to profit over seven years.