Bikes Catch a Free Ride: JetBlue Airways Waives Bike Fees for Cyclists Participating in the LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin
- $50 fee waived each way for travel to Austin between Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 (a) - - Award-winning airline is an official sponsor of the LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin for second straight year -
NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Award-winning airline JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU)
, an official sponsor of the LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin for the second
straight year, is giving bikes a free ride in support of customers
participating in the year's event. The airline's standard $50 bike fee
will be waived each way for cyclists traveling roundtrip to Austin
between Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, 2009 (a). The checked bike fees will be
discounted at the airport upon presentation of the voucher, available
Additionally, JetBlue will have a booth at the event on Sunday, Oct.
25 and crewmembers will also be participating in the event. The
LIVESTRONG Challenge is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's signature
fundraising event inspired by hope, courage and the perseverance of
Lance and the 28 million people living with cancer worldwide. They take
to the streets on bicycles and on their feet, uniting individuals to
stand together to fight cancer. For more information, visit
In addition to Austin and New York, its hometown city, JetBlue jets
to some of the biggest cycling cities in the country, including:
Chicago; Denver; Portland, Ore.; Richmond, Va.; Rochester, N.Y.; San
Diego; San Jose, Calif.; San Francisco; and Seattle.
JetBlue offers nonstop service to Austin's Bergstrom International
Airport from Boston; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; New
York/JFK; L.A./Long Beach; and San Francisco. Connecting service is
also available between Austin and 16 other destinations.
About JetBlue Airways
New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category
based on value, service and style. In 2009, the carrier ranked "Highest
in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North America" by
J.D. Power and Associates, a customer satisfaction recognition received
for the fifth year in a row. Known for its award-winning service and
free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer
customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats.
JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging
services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines.
JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own
Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for
customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's
control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 58
cities with 650 daily flights. New service to Saint Lucia begins on
October 26 and service to Kingston, Jamaica begins on October 30. With
JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares
are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information
or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD
1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.
(a) Voucher must be presented at the check-in counter on both legs
of the trip. Failure to do so will prevent you from receiving the
waived fee .Bicycles are not accepted on flights to/from the Dominican
Republic due to checked baggage size restrictions. Bicycles will be
accepted in a hard-sided, padded case designed for bicycles. If not in
a hard-sided case, bikes may be accepted with the handle bars secured
sideways and the pedals removed and encased in plastic foam, a
cardboard box or similar material to prevent damage. JetBlue cannot be
liable for lost or damaged bikes.
Source: JetBlue Airways
CONTACT: JetBlue Corporate Communications,
CorporateCommunications@jetblue.com, +1-718-709-3089, JetBlue Reservations,
+1-800-JET-BLUE (538-2583), TTY/TDD: +1-800-336-5530