Another Jet Blue Nightmare Adventure …25 Hour Disaster … No Ice Storm to Blame This Time


What was supposed to be a 2 1/2 hour JetBlue plane flight from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jetblue_tailsNew York City became a 25 hour adventure from hell. The 150 unlucky passengers aboard JetBlue’s Flight 62 were diverted by bad weather to Atlantic City, NJ, where passengers sat on the tarmac for four hours. That was just the beginning of the disastrous flight. JetBlue does not have any ice storms this time to blame the delays on. Instead they have many disgruntled passengers who were less than happy or inspired by the actions of JetBlue and their agents.

The airline paid $20 million to $30 million in compensation under a “bill of rights” unveiled in March, but it wasn’t enough to save founder David Neeleman from being replaced in May as chief executive officer. Since then, the airline’s performance has been mixed. (Sun Sentinel)

Ultimately, the lack of brilliance what JetBlue did was land a plane in an airport where they had no services. BRILLIANT!!!

With no ground crew or staff in Atlantic City, the airline’s contracted representatives did their best to locate buses for the trip to JFK. But after calling several casinos and about 45 bus companies, they found none could do the job, Burke said.

Stuart Klaskin, an aviation consultant in Coral Gables, said landing where it had no operations was Jet Blue’s key mistake.

“It might have been better to divert to a different airport where they could have better accommodated [passengers],” he said.



Posted June 30, 2007 by
Bizarre, Travel, WTF | 6 comments

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Another Jet Blue Nightmare Adventure …25 Hour Disaster … No Ice Storm to Blame This Time”

    1. joe bear on June 30th, 2007 10:17 am

      well Jet Blue,what can I say.You need to get your affairs in order,when you fly Jet Blue

    2. Susan on June 30th, 2007 10:21 am

      Jet Blue has been cursed….LOL! Must be due to their determination and dedication to fly to Aruba, the poverty stricken, drug infested, Dutch protectate piece of poop island :-) Doesn’t appear the skies have been very friendly to Jet Blue…



      Hey Richard, how is the protest in NO going?

      Has anyone heard anything more on the status of the case? June 23rd was the magic number, but it’s come and gone :-(

    3. Brie on June 30th, 2007 12:44 pm

      Jet Blue runs on fumes

    4. on June 30th, 2007 1:24 pm

      Surprised they can’t be charged with kidnapping or something when they are holding passengers on a tarmac against their will.

    5. Ryan on July 3rd, 2007 4:52 pm

      I don’t know what the huge uproar is about. JetBlue was not the only airline to suffer delays and unfortunately their wanting to get passengers to their destinations hurt them here. But you know what weather happens and they tried their best. What do people expect during an ice storm for pete sakes. Rather than endangering their passengers they kept them safe until they could deboard.

    6. Screwed Controller on July 4th, 2007 6:47 pm

      JetBlue is doomed One of their new top executives is Russ Chew. He ran his previous airline into bankruptcy then destroyed the FAA. Jet Blue is next.
      A Screwed Air Traffic Controller

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