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May 05, 2009

$1 Flights for Vets - Go Jet Blue!

Now *that's* supporting the troops!

JetBlue is tossing a sharp salute this month to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

Active-duty service members will be able to fly out of Richmond International Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport on JetBlue Airways for $1 this month.

Men and women serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard can book the $1 fares on flights from the two Virginia airports for travel to any nonstop domestic destination.

According to JetBlue's Web site, reservations must be booked between today and Thursday, May 7 -- or while seats last -- for travel dates from May 8 through May 31.

Service members have to purchase the special-fare flights by tomorrow, the New York-based airline said.

Richmond International serves Fort Lee, which is home to about 7,900 active-duty Army soldiers.

Using 100-passenger Embraer jets, JetBlue provides three nonstop flights daily from Richmond to New York; one each to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and two to Boston.

"This is a remarkable gesture by JetBlue," RIC spokesman Troy Bell said.

From Dulles, JetBlue flies nonstop to Long Beach and Oakland, Calif.; New York; Orlando; Fort Lauderdale; and Boston.

JetBlue is offering the $1 fare in honor of National Military Appreciation Month, the company said in a statement. The airline also has pledged a $15,000 donation to the nonprofit Wounded Warrior Project.

Posted by Cassandra at May 5, 2009 11:57 AM

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JetBlue has a new customer for life.

Well done.

Posted by: spd rdr at May 5, 2009 12:33 PM

Go Jet Blue! If only they served my area, I would be with spd rdr, a new customer for life...
Mebbe the other airlines will follow suit? Wishful thinking, but what an awesome statement if that industry would get on board.

Posted by: jck at May 5, 2009 12:49 PM

Very, very cool.

Posted by: Sly's Wardrobe Mistress at May 5, 2009 01:48 PM

I've raved about Jet Blue before.

When we lived in SoCal, we only flew Jet Blue. They are hands down the best airline I've ever used. The service was always outstanding, the planes are pleasant to fly in, and they served great snacks and decent drinks.

Haven't used them recently, but only b/c they didn't go where I needed them to.

Posted by: Cassandra at May 5, 2009 02:34 PM

JetBlue...good onya! I'll remember you...

Posted by: ziobuck at May 5, 2009 03:20 PM

Jet Blue also is a sponsor for Imus In The Morning.

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/05/20th-annual-imus-radiothon-may-7th-and.html

Posted by: Ree at May 5, 2009 03:44 PM

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