bigdrewfl
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FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:51 am

Best of luck to you guys! Below is the official release from B6.

As you may know, Independence Air will cease operations on Thursday, January 5, 2006. While this is a competitive industry, we certainly extend our deepest sympathy to the employees affected by the carrier’s shut down. Please know that JetBlue’s recruitment teams will do their best to reach out to the people of Independence Air over the next several weeks and months.

One way we can assist some Independence Air employees immediately is by honoring jumpseat requests from Independence Air’s pilots and flight attendants until February 5, 2006.

All individuals granted jumpseat permission will occupy cabin seats since they may no longer have the required company-issued IDs to display while sitting in an actual jumpseat. In lieu of an ID, individuals requesting jumpseat permission must show a FLYi pay stub from 2005 at the ticket counter along with their FAA Airmen (pilots) or Flight Attendant Certificate.

Our hearts go out to the individuals and families affected by this shutdown and ask that you extend them every courtesy.

Warmest regards –

The Inflight Leadership Team
 
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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:54 am

How thoughtful  Smile, but I expect nothing less of JetBlue.

Have other airlines sent out something similar? It's always good to take care of not only the FlyI customers but also the employees - they're people too!

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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:55 am

That seems pretty nice. They should take advantage of it. Maybe B6 can announce JFK-IAD service to go along with it!

Anyway seems like a good idea and a nice gesture.

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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jet

Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:57 am

So, if I had been a DH clerk or ramper or whatever and had a PPL and showed the card and a stub to a not-so-bright JB CSA I could be flying free?  duck 

Seriously, this is a great gesture by JB. At the very least a newly out of work employee could get transportation to somewhere they're more likely to find a new paycheck!
 
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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:28 pm

What a great gesture from one of my favourite airlines, JetBlue! This truly shows that when it comes down to it, some airlines do have a heart left in them...  Smile
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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:32 pm

Frontier, as well, is offering free standby travel to any DH employee stranded by the shutdown.
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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:41 pm

Kudos Jet Blue! It shows us all that corporations still do care about people in need, Kudos to Jet Blue and their management. No wonder they are so highly respected and my favorite US airline. Please come to YVR soon!!!! You'd do well on the YVR-JFK route!!!
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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:46 pm

Quoting 727EMflyer (Reply 3):
Kudos to Jet Blue and their management.

Actually, I think United was the first to keep the jump seat policies for DH - or they were the first I read about.

Now, most of the airlines are doing it:

http://forums.flightinfo.com/showthread.php?t=69652

So - kudos to them as well?

cheers

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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:43 pm

Jet blue is a class act, always has been. As a DH F/A I enjoyed their presence on our aircraft , they were alway's welcome, always trying to kick in and help, and most brought us candy. Nothing better than a 6am sugar rush leaving JFK

From the bottom of my heart, and I speak for most of us THANK YOU.
 
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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:52 pm

Quoting Sheraboam (Reply 8):
Quoting 727EMflyer (Reply 3):
Kudos to Jet Blue and their management.

Actually, I think United was the first to keep the jump seat policies for DH - or they were the first I read about.

Now, most of the airlines are doing it:

http://forums.flightinfo.com/showthread.php?t=69652

So - kudos to them as well?

cheers

mariner

YES kudo's to them, they extend that policy for 3 day's after shutdown to pilots only . Jetblue has by far gone above and beyond. THAT sir, is professional courtesy
 
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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:53 pm

Quoting Sheraboam (Reply 9):
YES kudo's to them, they extend that policy for 3 day's after shutdown to pilots only

Hmmm?

Then am I mis-reading the letter from - among others - Continental, in which they extend the privildges to all authorized personall until February 1?

From Continental

PILOT BULLETIN

Date:January 4, 2006
Expires:February1,2006
File #:I - 06 –003
Subject:JumpseatPrivileges forIndependenceAir andAtlanticCoast
To:AllPilots
The purpose of this bulletinis to notify you that Flight Operations is extending jumpseat privileges forjumpseat authorized personnel from Independence Air and Atlantic Coast Airthrough February 1, 2006.
Jumpseatauthorized personnel from these two airlines should be processed usingContinental jumpseat procedures as specified on the Flight Operationswebsite.
Regards,


That, sir, is also a professional courtesy.

cheers

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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:55 pm

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
How thoughtful Smile, but I expect nothing less of JetBlue.

First, a big thumbs up to all of the airlines helping out the FLYI employees.

Quoting Bigdrewfl (Thread starter):
Please know that JetBlue’s recruitment teams will do their best to reach out to the people of Independence Air over the next several weeks and months.

It looks like B6 is trying to do a bit of recruiting! From the FLYI feedback I've read on a.net, it seems like their people should be scooped up. Good luck to everyone. They could do worse than secure another position at IAD. (May it be B6, UA, or whomever.)

Classy move. Very Classy.  Smile

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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:48 pm

According to that forum, it looks like JetBlue is planning a "job fair" at Dulles later this month.

I know B6 really doesn't need many more people at IAD, so does this mean more flights?

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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:25 am

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 14):
Anyway, I think it is very nice of any airline to help out their competition, in any way. They don't have to do it.

Well, former competition (now) ... Sad

Remember, Jetblue is hiring; this act of kindness will go a LONG way towards steering those former DH employees their way, which can only help 'em in the long run.

Heck, if I was in their shoes, it would influence me, for sure ...

In addition to being the "right" thing to do, it's a sound, smart business decision as well.

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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:08 am

Quoting Sheraboam (Reply 12):
Mariner, all personel from CO meaning Pilots ONLY under the ALPA agreement, and yes, that is great for them, and others have extended but the ONLY one whom recognizes that both pilots and F/As fly and commute and now need jobs is Jet blue.

Continental are saying that they are extending the priviledge for all "jump seat authorized personnal". They should extend it to "non-authorized" personnel?

And why would anyone need more than a few days - are they planning on going on vacation before going home?

I really dislike seeing the fantastic priviledge that is the jump seat being used in some bargaining game to beat United or praise JetBlue.

If nothing else, if the rumors are true that jetBlue has bid on the IAD gates and may get them, then JetBlue will be ramping up at IAD and need staff - FlyI staff, perhaps, so why not make nice with them?

Their action may be somewhat less altruistic than appears on the surface.

Quoting Sheraboam (Reply 12):
Oh and BTW I am a she , sir.

Then I would suggest you don't bring gender into the debate without making that clear in the first instance. Your user name is androgynous.

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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:13 am

Quoting Mariner (Reply 16):
Their action may be somewhat less altruistic than appears on the surface.

I agree with you, Mariner, but I still think JetBlue didn't have to do it. If B6 does increase IAD ops, many former DH people would be first in line regardless.

I am sure JetBlue is not the only airline to lend a hand to some fallen comrades but I am at least glad to see they did it.
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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:32 am

Quoting Mariner (Reply 16):
Their action may be somewhat less altruistic than appears on the surface.

I totally agree. But, it still looks good. Might as well grab good crew when it available.

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 13):
According to that forum, it looks like JetBlue is planning a "job fair" at Dulles later this month.

Really? If anyone attends (either side) start a thread on a.net!  bigthumbsup 

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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:45 am

I believe most airlines are doing this I know WN is offering travel for all flyI employees.
 
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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:45 pm

i've read in other threads that the other airlines are offering help to those who commute that worked for Indy. thats awsome...but...it seems that quite a bit of those airlines are only offering the j/s option to the pilots. WN, F9, and us (B6) are offering both pilots AND flight attendants j/s.

in any case, we welcome you folks w/ open arms on our flights. keep your spirits up!  Smile

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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:55 am

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
Have other airlines sent out something similar?



Quoting B6FA4ever (Reply 18):
WN, F9, and us (B6) are offering both pilots AND flight attendants j/s.

US is doing it as well, for the next month or so. I think it's for all jumpseat-eligible employees (pilots, f/a's, dispatchers), but not totally sure there.
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RE: FYI Employees Will Still Be Able To J/S On Jetblue

Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:13 am

I don't know about other airlines, but at CO, FA's are are eligible to fly jumpseat.

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