JetBlue

  • Delta And JetBlue Now Let You Use Your Gadgets During Taxi, Takeoff And Landing

    Delta And JetBlue Now Let You Use Your Gadgets During Taxi, Takeoff And Landing

    It’s been a long time since flying was fun (unless you are reading this on the upper deck of a 747, of course). This week, however, things got a bit more bearable thanks to the FAA’s decision that airlines can now allow their passengers to keep their gadgets on – in airplane mode – during taxi, takeoff and landing. The first two airlines to actually put this into… Read More

  • JetBlue Chairman Talks Search Funds, Investing, And Why Startups Need Leaders

    JetBlue Chairman Talks Search Funds, Investing, And Why Startups Need Leaders

    Back in 2009, Chris Dixon wrote a blog post called “Man And Superman,” in which he talks about, among other things, what separates the best leaders (or CEOs) from the rest. Most companies (or leaders) pull off one great coup, riding those as long as they can before fading away. Rarely do they repeat with the same success. The same can be said of investing; you can make a killing… Read More

  • The New Twitter Brand Pages, With Bold Banners And Pinned Videos

    The New Twitter Brand Pages, With Bold Banners And Pinned Videos

    Twitter unveiled a major redesign today which will be rolling out slowly. We’ve covered some of the main aspects already such as the new timeline and discover features, as well as how Twitter is trying to become more mainstream and accessible. One major change for brands, however, is new brand pages. Not everyone can see what these look like yet, so I’ve pasted some screenshots… Read More

  • JetBlue in-flight Wi-Fi service gets Gmail, Exchange

    Hot off the travel-related press, is news that Jet Blue’s in-flight Wi-Fi service has added support for checking more e-mail accounts than just Yahoo! Mail and BlackBerry Mail, which were previously the only ones available. Jaunted.com has more details, including… [S]tarting today, you’ll be able to check your accounts at Gmail, AOL, Hotmail and Windows Live Mail, too. If… Read More

  • How Do You Build an Airline? Offer Free Wi-Fi.

    The Web is coming to your airplane seat, real soon. And not just e-mail and IM on one JetBlue plane. Starting in March, I am told, American Airlines will start offering Web access on-board, followed shortly by Virgin America. Both will use an air-to-ground system from Aircell. (Boeing’s failed Connexion broadband in the air service, in contrast, was an unwieldy satellite system). … Read More

  • Free in-flight Wi-Fi on JetBlue with a catch, of course

    This isn’t exactly what we expected in terms of in-flight Wi-Fi, but beggars can’t be choosers and something is better than nothing. JetBlue, Yahoo! and RIM have announced free in-flight Wi-Fi services starting on the 11th of this month. But there’s a catch as there always is. The service is limited to Yahoo! Mail, Messenger and Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerries will have access… Read More

  • JetBlue Uses Google Maps

    Cheap flights and nice amenities. That seems like a decent way to sum up JetBlue. Only now, the company will offer flight-tracking via Google Maps. Yup, you can now log on to Google Maps via screens on the seat in front of you on headrests. Friends can also see where your flight is currently at by logging on to any PC with a web browser and firing up Google Maps. To coincide with the Google… Read More

  • The Help Key: An Airport Tech Survival Guide


    Being a very, very, very frequent traveler, I’ve picked up a few tips for how to handle the foibles of the modern airline system. Companies might their best to try to screw you out of free Wi-Fi and a decent seat these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still come out on top. Click the jump to see a few of the tips I’ve picked up over the years for surviving the… Read More