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JetBlue Airways Corporation

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    The Five Best Things We Ate This Week

    As you ponder your weekend dining plans, consider these dishes, a round-up of the very best things the Fork in the Road team ate this week. Our list includes a honey-topped pizza, a 70 cent bakery treat, and a snack ideal for fueling up for a long night of drinking.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    JetBlue Refuses To Let Hindu Man Board Flight During Ramadan, Concerned About His "Disposition"

    Air travel has become such a nightmare that it's hard to muster any surprise about the hassles and indignities travelers face on a regular basis. Excruciatingly long lines, invasive pat downs, awkward luggage inspections, delays, cancelations--and, oh yeah, racial profiling--are all pretty much ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    The Mayor's "Carbon Challenge" Picks Up Ten Major Corporations

    Thankfully, companies are much nicer with Bloomberg when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions than they are with banning soda. In 2007, the Mayor announced the "Carbon Challenge;" an initiative from PlaNYC - the city's sustainability program - that dares any organization in New York to lowe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Round-Up: Fork in the Road's Hurricane Sandy Coverage, and How You Can Help [UPDATED]

    Well, it's been quite the week here in New York City. We at Fork in the Road have been working remotely (some without power, heat, or even running water) to bring you the best coverage we can. We'll continue our reporting but in the meantime, for your convenience, here's a rundown:

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    NYC Food Truck Association Gives Free Food to Powerless

    Between noon and 4 p.m. today, the NYC Food Truck Association in conjunction with Jet Blue will give away free meals to the powerless in lower Manhattan and the Rockaways. See all the locations and participating trucks after the jump.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    JetBlue Uses America's Hatred Of Politicians For Publicity Stunt; Offers To Ship Disgruntled Voters Overseas

    How's this for a PR stunt: you know that obnoxious friend of yours (or perhaps your overly Conservative mother -- hi mom!) who always says that, "if (insert politicians name here) wins the election, I'm moving to Canada?" Well, Queens-based JetBlue airlines wants to make that happen -- but they want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    What's With All The Airplane Loonies?

    I used to only worry about simple things like turbulence, engine failure, terrorism, a bird flying into the engine, or the plane dropping 30,000 feet. But nowadays you gotta worry about the crew! They're all loonies!

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Co. Chef Jim Lahey on Homemade Pizza and Infecting Himself with Hookworms

    Jim Lahey revolutionized home bread making with the simple, no-knead technique he perfected at the Sullivan Street Bakery. He then turned his attention to pizza, dishing up inventive pies at Chelsea pizzeria Co. And now you can make Jim's pizza at home. He's got a new cookbook out called My Pizza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Giants Ticker-Tape Parade Tomorrow; Go to Mayor's Twitter Right Now to Grab Ticket

    We heard many of you screaming about the Giants on the streets and in bars last night -- but only 500 of you lucky fans will get to celebrate tomorrow afternoon at City Hall. For the rest of you, though, there's a parade! Late last night, the mayor's office announced plans for football festivities, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Gerard Depardieu Peed in Front of Everybody on a Plane Last Night

    ​What is it about planes and people and August? Was it just last year, in this very month, that flight attendent Steven Slater was grabbing two beers and heading down his JetBlue flight's emergency chute, to certain fame and then infamy and then, well, just now while attempting to Google him w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Robert 'Sandy' Vietze, Guy Who Peed on Girl During JetBlue Flight, Was an Olympic Hopeful

    ​Robert "Sandy" Vietze, the drunk 18-year-old who drank eight alcoholic beverages and then relieved himself on the leg of an 11-year-old girl on the worst flight ever (someone later vomited, in an unrelated incident), has been found to have been a top alpine skier and on the developmental team ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Stun Guns, the Latest in Travel Chic: Two Found in Man's Luggage at JFK

    Hours of airport fun!​In a bizarre coincidence (some might even call it a "trend"), the New York Post notes that a mere two days after a stun gun was discovered in the back pocket of seat 9B of a JetBlue flight that had landed at Newark, two stun guns were found at JFK, this time in the luggag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Stun Gun Found on Plane Headed For New Jersey

    ​The FBI is looking into a stun gun found on a JetBlue flight from Boston to Newark, New Jersey, but a spokesman says it probably wasn't for a terrorist attack. That seems obvious considering it was found only after the plane was emptied, as the crew was cleaning and pulled it from a seat-back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Live: Andrew Bird Bewitches At Prospect Park

    Andrew Bird Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell Friday, June 10 Better than: Being at a show in a stuffy room somewhere. Outdoor shows are always a risk. The weather can be a temperamental thing—something that many people in New York received a soggy lesson in last week—an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    McCain Frozen Foods Magnate Dead; The Rise of Hash Brownies Without the Hash

    ​David Greco of Mike's Deli in The Bronx, Jake Dell of Katz's, and Nicky and Vinny Defonte of the eponymous Red Hook sandwich shop weigh in on the new generation of delis, including This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, Oxley's Carvery, and Bowery Beef. [NY Post] Wallace McCain, who helped found ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2011

    Cee Lo Green and the Year of "Fuck You"

    Summing up 2010 in two little words

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Steven Slater To Make Appearance Tonight!

    ​I hear famed JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater--the one who notoriously opened the hatch of the plane and fled with two beers--is going to see the off-Broadway topical revue NEWSical tonight.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    The Biggest Douches of the Year

    ​1) Mel Gibson. Mel's onslaught of hate was horrific, though it actually did his career credibility some good when it got him bumped from The Hangover II. 2) Carl Paladino. He's still pulling his foot out of his ass over those gay remarks--but not that quickly.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    iPads Gain Popularity as POS; United Serves Healthiest Airline Food

    ​The iPad is an increasingly popular tool restaurants employ as as part of their point-of-sale systems. [Nation's Restaurant News] Kroger has recalled several brands of pet food in 19 states, because of possible aflatoxin contamination, which can cause sluggishness and diarrhea. [Bloomberg] ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 24, 2010

    Kim Kardashian: "I Love Being 30 and Single!"

    She's 'empowered'; Dan Choi's having fun; Joan Collins is showing slides

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Jet Blue Contest Winner Tells All

    ​ Surely you remember my contest where the best travel essay won a free month on JetBlue. Well, Courtney Sampsell nabbed the prize, and though she never sent me a postcard, she did come home with a lovely new essay about the experiences she enjoyed around the country, and that's good enough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Does Noise Make Airplane Food Suck?

    hoyummy.comSweet, salty, or just nasty?​If you thought the awfulness of airplane food was attributable solely to the fact that the airline industry hates its customers, you may be wrong.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Steven Slater's Sad Fizzle, Or, the Working Class Hero Gets a Psych Eval

    ​Oh, what a difference a month makes. Back on August 9, the world heard tale of the wayward JetBlue flight attendant who lost it during an altercation with an angry passenger, deployed the emergency exit chute, grabbed two beers, and high-tailed it from the plane, which was parked on the tarma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Brace Yourselves: It's Vacation Time!

    I'm taking the week off from the blog, so I can open my pores and close them again, all while massaging my armpits for greater dexterity. But there will be a column this Wednesday, and I'll surely alert you to that fabulous bit of business when it happens. In the meantime, I'll see you at the beac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Poll: New York City Has the Worst Airports in America. Related: Sky Often Blue.

    ​Things every New Yorker just knows: New York City's airports suck. You practically need a visa just to get there, the process of getting there is terrible, the people who work there are pissed off and hate you, flights never leave on time, with few exceptions there's nothing particularly rema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Win a Free Month on JetBlue!

    ​You heard me! The newest gala La Daily Musto contest allows you to win unlimited JetBlue usage from September 7 through October 6 (with various conditions and provisions explained in detail below)!

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Trends: People Dressing as Animals for a Cause Are Creeping Us Out

    Here is an actual mama grizzly. ​Tuesday Trend Watch! Here are two recent people-dressed-as-animals videos that disturb us in very different ways. In the first, "actual" mama grizzlies (who aren't actually mama grizzlies but actual moms dressed as not-really-actual bears employed by actual pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Uppity Flight Attendant Wants His Job Back

    ​JetBlue's Steven Slater, who famously bailed through the emergency slide when he felt an unruly passenger had ticked him off, now wants to put on his fabulous uniform again. You see, he absolutely loves JetBlue. He adores being a flight attendant. He's aware of the inherent problems with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Jack Daniels the Cat Abducted in San Francisco, Found in Harlem

    via San Francisco Chronicle​Awwww. Today in cat news: Jack Daniels, a nearly blind black cat, was somehow stolen from the San Francisco SPCA a year ago, and was found in Harlem last week. No one knows how exactly he got there or why -- catnapping! -- but after being discovered by animal contro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Gay Flight Attendant Who Escaped Though The Chute: A Prison Sentence or a Promotion?

    ​By now you've probably heard about Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who had an altercation with a passenger who was defying orders, so he made a crusty speech over the loud speaker, opened the emergency exit, and slid down the inflatable slide onto the tarmac, eventually getting in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Flight Attendant Goes Batshit on Plane, Escapes Via Emergency Evacuation Slide

    JetBlue CEO demonstrates what not to do.​This is exactly why you should read the airplane safety manual. If you get in a fight with one of your row-mates, or if the powers that be are insisting on keeping you on the tarmac so long you're actually going insane, or if you forgot something really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    As Seen in Williamsburg: August Is Making New Yorkers Crazy

    Photo by Peter B. Siesennop​Is it just us, or do people seem a little on edge these days? For, example, there's the Upper West Sider out for paint who headbutted a PA who wouldn't let him walk through a movie set this weekend -- and the neighbors who seem to think he should get a key to the ci ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2010

    INDECENT EXPOSURE

    Does running in your underwear make you go faster?

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Letter Grades May Lead to Frozen Sushi; Fast-Food Chains Embrace Sustainable Fish

    ​A new iPhone app allows park-goers to order food from the green. CityMint has a GPS add-on that allows delivery people to locate customers anywhere in the park, forgoing the need for a fixed address. [NY Daily News] Jacques Torres may have pissed off Hershey's with his Champagne kiss, but Ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    M&Ms Go Chocolate Salty; Watchdog Group Could Sue Mickey D's Over Happy Meal Toys

    ​M&Ms is launching a new flavor with a nugget of pretzel inside the candy to cater to the growing consumer taste for mixing sweet and salty flavors. The campaign for pretzel M&Ms is relying strongly on digital and social media. [NY Times] Restaurants are struggling to wean customers off the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Battle of the Yogis: Times Square and Central Park Duke It Out for Most Major Yoga Event

    ​Monday and Tuesday, the first official days of summer, inspired two major public (free!) yoga events in the city: The Solstice in Times Square and Yoga at the Great Lawn. One boasted its cred as one of the longest-running yoga-thons ever; the other prided itself on being the largest. But whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Celebrate Herring & Discuss Restaurant Design

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Herring Festival Aquavit June 14-19 & 21-26 Jewish delis aren't the only one who get excited about herring this time of year. Aquavit's annual Herring Festival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Danny Meyer Launches Hospitality Quotient

    Getty ImagesDoes anyone else think Meyer is a Rahm Emanuel doppelganger?​After a rare loss on Friday--no Shake Shack in Nolita-- Danny Meyer is on the move again, launching Hospitality Quotient, a "learning business" that will hold classes designed to help companies improve their customer serv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2009

    Central Park Underwear Run Breaks World Record

    The video from nyctriathlon2009 reveals that last night's 1.7-mile Underwear Run in Central Park had prizes: for instance, Jet Blue tickets to Jamaica with a 4-day, 3-night stay in Montego Bay, and free entry into Jamaica's Rose Hall Triathlon. These were given for the most imaginative Jamaica-the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008
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    March 25, 2008

    Court Strikes Down NY's Airline Passenger Bill of Rights

    So much for justice for the JetBlue passengers stranded on the JFK tarmac for 10 hours without food. A federal appeals court has struck down the New York Airline Passenger Bill of Rights, which would have required airline carriers to provide basic amenities like food, water, fresh air and clean toi ... More >>

  • Music

    February 6, 2007

    Rave On!

    Get your glow sticks out of storage, everybody—you're going to the Ruff Club

  • News

    January 16, 2007

    Get On the Bus—and the Train and the Carpool

    Joining the anti-war surge on Washington? Plot your itinerary now.

  • Music

    April 18, 2006

    Dear Mr. President

    Baby let's have a ficus leaf and a cranberry Snapple before Bush do something crazy

  • Columns

    March 28, 2006
  • Columns

    March 2, 2004
  • NYC Life

    November 25, 2003

    Plane Speaking

    Pan Am Bags and Food Survival Kits

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