Soaring With Style: Why JetBlue’s Plane Names Are Winning the Internet [Roundup]

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  1. nothing like winning the internet and losing your shirt. what good do quippy names do if you’re losing money, have no strategic focus or direction, and are failing at everything that makes an airline survive long-term?

  2. The Internet may love their quirky names, but apparently actual Customers are not so fond of exorbitant money grabs in the form of ancillary fees. Those names on their aircraft won’t pay the bills.

  3. That plane name was taken from a competition run in England for the name of a new exploration ship. Voters decided on Boaty McBoatface. It ended up as the David Attenborough.

  4. Not so much names but statements and descriptions. JetBlue used to be a solid airline (without a lounge), however I don’t think that the people at JetBlue know which way they are going presently. It is interesting to watch as an airline dies a slow death. Unfortunately.


  5. I don’t mind if there is bad service, exorbant ticket prices, and they lose my luggage. As long as the name of the plane is cute everything is A.O.K.!

  6. @Urdu Veburdu JetBlue has shown some promising initiative in turning around their airline. New management, route cuts, route additions. Why does everyone s**t on JetBlue? I’ve had nothing but good experiences with them. Give them some time, I’m 100% confident they can turn the airline around and return back to profitability. Jesus…..

  7. @Urdu Veburdu I swear… it’s every damn post I see someone complaining and moaning about JetBlue. Just give them a chance, we have only seen the beginning of their major changes. New leadership, route cuts, additional frequencies. Why does everyone crap on JetBlue? For 24 years, they’ve survived. Everyone has been saying this for two decades. Give JetBlue some time to return to profitability… I have the upmost confidence in them and their leadership.

  8. Everyone always hating on JetBlue, it’s comedic. Give them a chance…

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