Here’s one more reason to join me in loving Jet Blue.
Today the company announced it will offer immediate family and domestic partners of Orlando shooting victims free seats on available flights to and from Orlando.
On the airline’s blog, Out of the Blue, Jet Blue officials wrote of their close ties to the city and of their sorrow as details of the shooting rampage have continued to emerge. In all, 49 were killed and more than 50 injured in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history:
Like many of you, we continue to watch reports of the Orlando nightclub shooting with great sadness. Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.
This weekend’s events are felt by all of our 19,000 crewmembers, many of whom live in, work from and travel through Orlando – one of our focus cities – at Orlando International Airport, our Orlando Support Center and JetBlue University.
We want to do our part to help the victims of this tragedy, as well as support the Orlando community through this difficult time.
Jet Blue will offer immediate family and domestic partners of victims who were killed or injured in the shooting free seats on flights to or from Orlando. Those needing assistance with arrangements should call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) for details.
In addition, the airline instituted a fee waiver for customers traveling to or from Orlando who need to make last-minute changes to their travel plans.
The airline also is offering special resources to employees who have been affected by the event. Crewmembers are encouraged to check the company’s internal website for more details.
Lastly, JetBlue officials said they will make a charitable contribution to support the victims and their families.
Not surprising, the company has gone above and beyond to do its part and demonstrate yet again why they lead in the space as far as CSR is concerned.