Cycling Fans Stay In the Race on JetBlue Airways with Access to Live 2010 Tour de France Coverage on VERSUS
-- Bike fees waived on all JetBlue flights for the month of July in celebration of the Tour de France --
NEW YORK, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This July, cycling fans
jetting on JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU)
will stay in the race with continuous coverage of the most epic race
ever thanks to the seventh year of the airline's partnership with
VERSUS, the exclusive television home of the Tour de France in the U.S.
To celebrate the race and JetBlue's cycling enthusiasts the airline is
also waiving its $50 bike fee (a) for customers traveling during the
month of July.
Beginning Saturday, July 3, at 11:30 a.m. ET, VERSUS' wall-to-wall coverage of the 23-day and more than 2,000 mile competition, will be available on channel 37 of JetBlue's personal seatback televisions, in addition to its signature lineup of 36 channels of live DIRECTV® programming.
"The cycling community is very important to us and we strive to make
the JetBlue Experience about both value and quality for them and all of
our customers," said Sam Kline, senior analyst of Product Development
for JetBlue Airways. "By offering VERSUS' coverage of the Tour de
France for the seventh straight year, we are giving sports fans even
more value when they fly JetBlue."
In addition to its home town of New York City, JetBlue jets to some
of the biggest cycling cities in the country, including: Austin, Texas;
Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Portland, Ore.; Richmond, Va.; Rochester,
N.Y.; San Diego, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; and Seattle, Wash..
VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country,
prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all
platforms (VERSUS.com, VERSUS on Demand and VERSUS HD). Now in more
than 75 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the
National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, World
Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Professional Bull Riders (PBR). VERSUS
also airs NASCAR, NBA, UFC, college football and college basketball
programming. The network is home to the best outdoor programming on
television and airs original programs not available anywhere else,
including The Daily Line, Sports Soup and Sports Jobs with Junior Seau.
VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
, is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout
the United States.
About JetBlue Airways
Voted "Most Eco-Friendly Airline" by Zagat's Airline Survey in 2008
and 2009, New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline
category based on value, service and style. In 2010, the carrier also
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 sixth 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. (b) 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 61 cities with 650 daily flights. New service to
Ronal Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, DC and to
Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT begins in November. With
JetBlue, all seats are assigned, 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
(a) 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.
(b) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average
fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines, excluding premium coach
DIRECTV and XM Satellite Radio services are not available on flights
outside the continental United States.
Source: JetBlue Airwayshttp://www.jetblue.com/