Airlines for America shares highlights from member airlines from the past week. American Airlines transported the Spartan Sword, crafted from steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center buildings, from Dallas to New York. Meanwhile, employees from JetBlue Airways participated in the AIDS Walk New York over the weekend.
JetBlue Airways is introducing a business mentoring program called BlueBlud. "The first program will focus on small food companies in New York State that are creating unique and novel concepts," JetBlue writes on its blog. Applications will be accepted through April 27.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union is courting American Airlines mechanics. The Transport Workers Union represents mechanics at the carrier, which last week announced a merger with US Airways.
Airlines that let passengers pre-order meals can limit waste and customers can receive higher-quality food, this blog says. US Airways allows passengers to pre-order meals, and Hawaiian Airlines offers a premium menu in addition to complimentary meals.
JetBlue Airways could have all of its operations, as well as operations with partner airlines, out of Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, writes the Cranky Flier. "That would create a monster of an opportunity. Keeping all those flights in the same terminal reduces minimum connecting times and allows airlines to schedule tighter connections," the blogger writes.