Story Update, May 7, 2020 @ 5:00 PDT
JetBlue performed the flyover tonight to honor first responders and health-care workers. You can see the video of the flyover by clicking here.
Tomorrow evening (May 7th) at 7:00 pm, JetBlue will perform a low altitude flyover in New York City.
JetBlue will join the nightly 7:00 pm “evening healthcare clap” by flying three New York-themed aircraft:
- I Heart New York, co-branded in partnership with Empire State Development with I LOVE NY,
- Blue Finest which is dedicated to the New York Police Department and
- Blue Bravest to honor the Fire Department of New York.
The flyover will be operated at no cost to JetBlue thanks to their partners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JetBlue Air Line Pilots Association, Carbonfund.org and a fuel provider. The FAA has gone the extra mile to clear a flightpath for this amazing flight over New York City.
JetBlue has been committed to its mission of inspiring humanity by helping to get healthcare workers and much-needed supplies to the places where they are needed the most.
To-date, JetBlue has flown more than 1,400 medical professionals to New York City and other destinations to help in relief efforts. Additionally, the airline has donated one million TrueBlue points to transport Red Cross personnel and disaster relief volunteers, along with 7,500 books and online educational resources to kids in need. Recently, JetBlue worked with Mercury Medical to fly 2,400lbs of cargo containing 2,500 disposable CPAP devices to New York State, in addition to the Ricky Martin Foundation, Project Hope and Charity Stars to fly critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to Puerto Rico for distribution in dozens of hospitals, to fly critically needed PPE down to Puerto Rico for distribution in dozens of hospitals. The airline has also donated cots, blankets and Mint amenity kits to Mount Sinai hospitals throughout New York to help keep their medical professionals rested in between shifts. JetBlue’s crewmembers are also paying it forward, coordinating donations of snacks to hospitals in Broward and Palm Beach counties and local food banks.
Paying It Forward
JetBlue launched a new program today called JetBlue Healthcare Hero. The airline will honor 100,000 healthcare workers with roundtrip flight certificates for two to anywhere JetBlue flies.
“JetBlue’s mission of inspiring humanity is stronger now more than ever,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue. “We applaud the healthcare workers who are helping us get through this challenging time and inspiring humanity along the way. This is an opportunity for us to fly it forward and show our appreciation for the heroic efforts of medical professionals, first responders and public servants – not just here in our home of New York but around the country as well.”
JetBlue is now calling on customers to thank the healthcare heroes in their life – from doctors and nurses, to pharmacists, therapists, social workers, public health administrators and more – by nominating them for a chance to receive one of 90,000 pairs of roundtrip flight certificates for two to use when the time is right. Starting today through May 15, 2020, customers can submit a brief description of why they are nominating their healthcare hero. For more information and full terms, please visit jetblue.com/healthcarehero.
Kudos to JetBlue to honor the amazing first responders and healthcare workers in New York. The 7:00 pm clap has become a nightly ritual and the clap will be louder with the roar of jet engines. This should be an amazing sight to see. Thank you, JetBlue for your community involvement.