JetBlue Expands Transcon Service Again With New Nonstop Between East and West Coast Focus Cities

Nov 04, 2016
JetBlue Expands Transcon Service Again With New Nonstop Between East and West Coast Focus Cities

Newest Route Links Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Long Beach With Cross-Country Flights Starting at Just $75 One-Way (a)

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it is further expanding its transcon service with new nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Long Beach Airport (LGB). Flights will operate daily starting May 3, 2017. Seats are on sale now with introductory fares starting at $75 one-way (a).

“Our Fort Lauderdale and Long Beach focus cities offer such great travel experiences for our customers with their convenient terminals and great flight schedules,” said Dave Clark, vice president network planning, JetBlue. “Linking them together brings more great fares, flights and destinations to our loyal JetBlue customers in south Florida, southern California and beyond.”

In Long Beach, where JetBlue is the largest carrier, the airline will offer up to 35 daily flights to 13 destinations across the U.S. Just this year JetBlue has added nonstop service to destinations like Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and San Jose International Airport (SJC). In Fort Lauderdale, where JetBlue is also the largest carrier, Long Beach becomes the 56th nonstop destination as the airline plans to grow to 140 daily flights in the coming years.

The route not only offers a new nonstop choice between the east and west coasts, but also links the airline’s focus cities in southern California and south Florida, resulting in increased convenient connections across the JetBlue network. With the new flight, over a dozen destinations such as Colombia, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Jamaica, and JetBlue’s new service to multiple cities in Cuba will be an easy connection away for southern California flyers. Other east coast JetBlue cities like Washington-National and Jacksonville, Fla. are also just a quick stop away.

“The new JetBlue flight service to Fort Lauderdale is great news for travelers and great news for Long Beach,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “The Long Beach Airport is already one of the best in the country, and getting better every day.”

"This new transcon flight to JetBlue's south Florida focus city is terrific news for users of Long Beach Airport," said Jess Romo, A.A.E., Director, Long Beach Airport. "With this new way to get to Florida, customers will also get quick connections to exciting destinations in the southeast and Caribbean, including Cuba."

Schedule Between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Long Beach (LGB)
Starting May 3, 2017

                 
FLL – LGB Flight #943               LGB – FLL Flight #944
5:51 p.m. – 8:28 p.m.               9:24 p.m. – 5:25 a.m.+1
             

JetBlue will operate service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Long Beach using its Airbus A320 aircraft offering the airline's award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (b); free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky (c); complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio at every seat.

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 98 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 925 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.

(a)  

BLUE fare shown. Fares include government taxes and fees and must be purchased by 11/04/2016 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between for flights between Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) and Long Beach (LGB) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 05/03/2017– 05/24/2017. 21-day advance purchase required. Limited exceptions apply; all fares are subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, non-stop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable, and nontransferable. Proper documentation required for boarding. For BLUE fares, first checked bag is $20 by web check-in and kiosk or $25 at check-in counter and second bag is $35. Additional bags (over two) are $100 each. Weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights operated or marketed by other airlines also apply. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. For baggage fees and other optional services, click here. All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight's departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date: BLUE: $70 per person fee plus difference in fare. For BLUE fares under $100, $70 per person plus difference in fare; for BLUE fares between $100 and $149.99, $90 per person plus difference in fare; and for BLUE fares of $150 or more, $135 per person plus difference in fare. Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one year. Changes/cancellations must be made prior to scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is forfeited). For changes/cancellations, click here. Other restrictions apply.

 
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
 
(c) Fly-Fi is not available on flights operating outside of the continental U.S. For flights originating outside of the continental U.S., Fly-Fi will be available once the aircraft returns to the coverage area. Fly-Fi is available on most JetBlue-operated flights, with fleet-wide installation complete by the end of 2016.
 

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