Los Angeles Times
JetBlue Airways, the low-cost New York-based carrier, will begin vying for big-spending business travelers with the introduction next spring of upper-class seats.
The airline, which until now has offered only economy seats, will install new lie-flat seats and private suites on transcontinental flights on the highly competitive routes between Los Angeles and New York and San Francisco and New York.
JetBlue is not skimping on comfort. The new seats added to Airbus A321 planes will have adjustable firmness, a massage function, a 15-inch wide-screen television and a "wake-me-for-service" indicator if the flier decides to sleep.
The private suites will include a closeable door for privacy.
The airline plans to dedicate 11 planes to serve the two transcontinental routes, with expansions along the same routes and the addition of lie-flat seats on other routes, depending on demand, the airline said.
"Transcontinental routes have had high premium fares we believe we can beat," said JetBlue Chief Executive Dave Barger. "By offering our own unique seats and enriched service elements that will include some soon-to-be-announced partnerships, we are creating a one-of-a-kind experience that will serve this market in a way only JetBlue can."
Ok...enough about Robb.
Now that voting has closed for the Event Solutions Spotlight Awards and we no longer have to endure another reminder to vote for Robb, let's direct our attention back to what really makes Robb good at his job, and that is finding the absolute best talent possible and somehow managing to convince them to join the team at Infinity Events!
We are excited to announce that Lucy Montoya Roberts has joined the team as Senior Account Executive. Ms Montoya Roberts brings over 20 years of event management experience to the team working with Fortune 500 companies including: The Professional Golfers’ Association, Freeman, KIIS-FM Los Angeles, Washington Mutual, Deloitte & Touche, Old Navy, Daisy Rock Guitar, The Anaheim CVB, LA CVB, NAMM Show, Comic-Con, Paramount Studios and Marvel Comics.
With Lucy’s tenure producing and managing high profile events, this elevates the INFINITY EVENTS' dynamic in producing an unparalleled experience for their clients. Along with her vast experience in trade shows, exhibit management and event design, Lucy is honing her skills in Social Media Marketing at the University of California, Irvine.
In addition, Lucy has served on the Board of Directors for the Meeting Professionals’ International, Orange County Chapter and the International Association of Exhibitions & Events Southern California Chapter and Exhibit Designers & Producers Association Southern California Chapter. Along being an active member of the MPI Southern California Chapter. She has been the recipient of Outstanding Leadership Award for Freeman along with The Shining Star Award from MPISCC for her dedication and leadership.
You can reach her at email@example.com