JetBlue, a New England Council member, is going above and beyond to honor the victims of the tragic nightclub shooting in Orlando. The airline has offered free flights to the families of the victims to help get them to and from Orlando.
Shortly after the country learned of the tragedy in Orlando, JetBlue quietly announced that they would fly family members and domestic partners of the victims to Orlando for free. On a flight with the grandmother of one of the victims, JetBlue flight attendants discreetly passed a note around the plane that passengers signed to express their condolences, while making sure the woman was comfortable with pillows, blankets, and tissues for the flight. The airline also made a $100,000 donation to the OneOrlando Fund, and a $10,000 donation to the fund was made by Airbus on behalf of JetBlue crewmembers.
“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,” read a post on JetBlue’s blog. “We want to do our part to help the victims of this tragedy, as well as support the Orlando community through this difficult time.”
The New England Council thanks JetBlue for doing its part to assist those affected by this tragedy.
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