Wednesday, November 26, 2008

JetBlue - Win a flight to Portland...

...and MAYBE we'll fly you home.

JetBlue is giving away a trip to Portland, Oregon - the very same city in which they stranded me and 149 other people on that fateful day back in July 2008, thereby kicking off my need to sue them.

The "winner" of the contest gets to see an NBA basketball game in which the last place LA Clippers play the Portland Trailblazers. Thanks for that. Can't wait.

(I would post a link, but see no need to help JetBlue drive traffic to its web site.)

Nice to see that JetBlue is sticking by Portland in spite of the fact that it doesn't seem to be able to staff its Portland operations with enough crew, planes or ticket representatives to deliver the product it is selling.

Good luck to all you contest entrants. Let's hope you like Portland. You may end up staying there a long time.

BTW - what genius in JetBlue's promotion's department came up with the idea of giving away a trip to Portland in December? I guess all those flights to Aruba and the Dominican Republic were booked?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

JetBlue: Zagat Love

It looks like JetBlue fared well in the most recent Zagat Survey. Good for them. It is a tribute to their rank-and-file employees (pilots, flight attendants, ticket agents, etc.)

I wonder if these survey results are a reflection of JetBlue being the best of a bad lot and people just accepting the horrific state of air travel today, or if people still have the actual love that I used to have for JetBlue before they hosed me.

Either way, I'm still suing them.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

JetBlue: The Official Airline of Losers

How amusing. JetBlue is bragging that one of its planes that was used by the McCain/Palin campaign set a distance record after it dropped off Sarah Palin and returned to New York.

I would imagine that is because the plane was very light since it was not overloaded with all those weighty electoral votes.

Friday, November 7, 2008

I am the boss of JetBlue!

Looks like my snarky blog post (yeah, I know - they are almost ALL snarky) from Wednesday landed at JetBlue marketing like a round-house punch from Mike Tyson.

After I called out JetBlue's vaunted marketing department for yet another email screw-up, they quick-like-a-bunny sent out a mea culpa, documented here by a JetBlue fan.

Thank God JetBlue marketing has me to keep an eye on things!

You're welcome!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Good Morning JetBlue corporate!

It warms my heart that the corporate types at JetBlue are reading my blog. I can see from my IP address logs that the busy JetBlue beavers in Sandy, Utah, and Kew Gardens, New York, are regular readers of this blog.

Just think of all the corporate staff and legal time being wasted on something that, if JetBlue had only done the right thing, could have been saved.

I can only imagine what their lawyers are going to charge to come up to Connecticut in January to meet me in small claims court.

To all the folks at JetBlue who are reading this today, please say "hello" to CEO David Barger for me.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

JetBlue Savings: How's that again?

A friend received this promotional email from JetBlue. (They stopped sending me stuff months ago after I called them out on their inept proofreading.) Like most people, she has Outlook set up not to display HTML images in email without her permission. By doing so, you get to see some of the tags behind the images.

Notice the images below (click on them to enlarge them): The first one shows the email without the images, so you can read the tags, one of which says "Save 10% on flights."

But in the second one, when you load the images, no mention of 10% savings or how to get it. When you click on the email, it takes you to the JetBlue web site where, I guess, they hope you never saw the promise of saving 10%. But don't worry, you can always make a Pomegranate Martini!!!

Oh -and note the fun salutation to Mr. Soandso.

All I can say is that in a Barack Obama America, consumer abuse like this will not stand! There's a new sheriff in town, JetBlue demon-spawn!



Monday, November 3, 2008

JetBlue lawsuit update: Trial date set

I received my trial date from Connecticut Small Claims Court - January 15, 2009.

I am looking forward to meeting JetBlue's crack legal team in the snowy woods of Connecticut!

Here's a photo of the courthouse: