JetBlue appears to be hiring an airport supervisor for… Brisbane, Australia?
I can’t speak to the genuineness of the ad, but there are a couple of LinkedIn profiles that appear to identify people in administrative roles already working for JetBlue in Brisbane.
Let’s be clear, I do not expect to see JetBlue flying to Brisbane, Australia. They don’t have aircraft with the range to fly from the U.S. to Australia. They’re only just about to begin hopping across The Pond from the Northeast to London. Greater Europe expansion would be in their future before transpacific long haul flying.
New JetBlue Business Class, Credit: JetBlue
JetBlue partners with American, Hawaiian, Emirates and Qatar all of which fly to Australia. However these aren’t partnerships currently set up to offer significant connectivity to JetBlue out of Australia. Before the pandemic Dallas – Brisbane appeared like it might be in the cards for American Airlines. However codesharing is limited to flights in and out of Boston and New York.
If someone were to get into truly fanciful levels of speculation they might point out that Australia does not place any limits on foreign ownership of airlines flying entirely domestic routes in the country. It would be fun to imagine JetBlue Australia!
However since Betteridge’s law of headlines says that “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no,” the more likely explanation is an error in the job posting and current JetBlue employees who used to live in Brisbane but haven’t updated their location.
(HT: Jonathan W.)