The world is huge

Don't miss any of it

Travel news, itineraries, and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.

By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


JetBlue Switch Successful, but Issues Persist

JetBlue is pleased with the switch over to a new reservations system, and says that while the switch required a shutdown of its website, issues were minimal. The Los Angeles Times says the carrier expects to grow revenue by 20 percent—$50 million—thanks to the new system.

Still, the Times cited reports of “widespread delays, baggage problems and [at] help center backups.” A reader even wrote into SmarterTravel with similar tales of long phone waits.

And for now, JetBlue is still advising passengers to arrive at the airport two hours early for domestic flights and three hours for international travel. While the likelihood of severe service interruptions is small, it’s probably a good idea to heed JetBlue’s advice until the airline says otherwise.

Readers, have you experienced any issues at the airport, on the phone with JetBlue’s customer service, or at Share your story below, and thanks!

We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Top Fares From