Ah, JetBlue. The airline that doesn’t nickel and dime you at every breath. JetBlue. The airline that has no fee for your first checked bag, offers free snacks, free Direct TV and XM satellite radio at every seat. Compared to other airlines, sounds like an aviation spa-day.
So what’s not to like? Just one thing. Until now, if you wanted to fly JetBlue you had to bypass Reagan National and hoof it to Dulles or BWI. Until now.
JetBlue is launching service at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in November. The airline, based in Forest Hills
, N.Y., said Wednesday it will initially offer at least eight daily departures from DCA to east coast cities. If, that is, the Department of Transportation
approves the plan.
JetBlue's access to Reagan National is part of an agreement with American Airlines. Under the deal, JetBlue will also acquire takeoff and landing slots for more daily service at Westchester County Airport in White Plains