JetBlue announced a sale today on winter fares to 55 destinations, from sunny to wintry. The airline is offering fares as low as $39 on routes such as New York-Boston and San Francisco-Long Beach, Calif. Blackout dates and other restrictions apply. Sale fares will be available on JetBlue’s websitethrough Jan. 13th for travel through March 24th. Fares may require an advance purchase of up to 10 days.
Here’s some more travel news you can use:
- American Airlines is in the dog-house with the Federal Aviation Administration. Today the FAA announced that they are keeping a close eye on the airline after three landing mishaps within the last 30 days. During two separate landing attempts in North Carolina and Texas, the planes wingtips touches the ground. Also, one plane overshot the runway during heavy rain while trying to land in Jamaica.
- A power outage at Reagan National Airport today is causing delays for flights out of Washington. The power reportedly went out shortly after noon today. All flights were temporarily suspended, but some planes were able to land due to a backup power supply at the air control tower. Security checks were also being halted due to the power outage.
- The head of the Los Angeles airport police union this morning urged the federal government to require full-body scanners for every passenger at airport security checkpoints, saying metal detectors are no longer enough. Los Angeles is currently one of 19 airports nationwide that uses whole-body imagers, but only uses it on passengers selected for secondary screening.
- A security breach at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday evening forced the closure of a terminal for hours while authorities re-screened thousands of passengers. The incident happened at about 5:20 p.m. at Terminal C, when a man walked through an exit on the public side to the secure “sterile” side for passengers who had cleared screening, according to the TSA. All passengers had been re-screened by early Monday, according to the TSA. Flights from Terminal C were grounded until the process was completed. Ah, travel sure is going to be fun in 2010 with the heightened security.