JetBlue is a low-cost airline headquartered in Forest Hills, Queens, with a main base at John F. Kennedy International Airport (also in Queens). On an August 8, 2010 flight from Pittsburgh to New York City, flight attendant Steven Slater quit his job and slid down the evacuation slide. The JetBlue nickname “JetFU” ("FU" represents a curse word) was widely used at the time.
The nickname “JetFU” has been used beyond the flight attendant incident. In November 2011, the popular blog The Drudge Report used “JetFU” for a news story ("JetFU: JetBlue ranks last in on-time arrivals").
Wikipedia: JetBlue Airways
JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is an American low-cost airline. The company is headquartered in the Forest Hills neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens. Its main base is John F. Kennedy International Airport, also in Queens.
In 2001, JetBlue began a focus city operation at Long Beach Airport in California, and another at Boston’s Logan International Airport, in 2004. It also has focus city operations at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport, Orlando International Airport and at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan. The airline mainly serves destinations in the United States, along with flights to the Caribbean, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico. As of August 4, 2011 (2011 -08-04) JetBlue serves 70 destinations in 22 states (including Puerto Rico), and eleven countries in the Caribbean, South America and Latin America.
JetBlue maintains a corporate office in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, a satellite office in Darien, Connecticut, and its Information Technology center in Garden City, New York. JetBlue is a non-union airline.
According to Skytrax, JetBlue is the highest rated airline in the United States, and the country’s only four-star airline.
Wikipedia: JetBlue flight attendant incident
The JetBlue flight attendant incident was an altercation that occurred after JetBlue Airways Flight 1052, a flight from Pittsburgh to New York City on August 9, 2010, had landed. The incident garnered significant media attention when, upon landing, Steven Slater, a flight attendant, announced over the plane’s public address system that he had been called an obscenity by a passenger, quit his job, deployed the evacuation slide at the terminal gate, and slid down it. Slater claimed to have been injured by a passenger when he instructed her to sit down. Slater’s account of the event was not corroborated by others.
Prophecy Fellowship Forums
August 11th, 2010, 03:06 PM
JETFU attendant emerges from jail, basks in new celebrity status… (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/08/10/2010-08-10_steven_slater_bail_set_at_2500_attorney_tells_judge_flight_attendants_rant_was_s.html)
The American Right
08-12-2010 09:06 PM
Do you think the flight attendant the slide down the emergency ramp on JetBlue is a hero or a zero?
Andris and Associates
Second Cup is Second Best
Posted on August 26, 2011 by Andris and Associates
[The Friday Morning Blog - #36]
Pretty much any brand name can be distorted into a derogatory (and often accurate) nickname. KFC alone has Kentucky Fried Pigeon, Kentucky Ducky and Dirty Bird. Jet Blue became JetFU after that flight attendant’s intercom tirade and two-fisted escape down the emergency slide.
JetFU: JetBlue ranks last in on-time arrivals
November 22nd, 2011
You go up. You come down. You rush from here to there.
And then you stop.
Because your flight is delayed.
The News4 I-Team obtained a new government report that ranks jetBlue last for on-time arrivals so far this year.
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