Free Flights Offered to Victims, Family and Partners of Orlando Massacre by JetBlue Airways

U nder its We Stand For Orlando initiative, JetBlue Airways has offered free fights to victims — as well as family members and domestic partners of victims — of the massacre which occurred in Orlando which killed a minimum of 49 people and injured at least 53 people a few days ago.

The initiative was derived from Twitter.

The remainder of this article — other than the summary below — are the words of this article in its entirety from Out of the Blue, which is the official weblog of JetBlue Airways.

Free Flights Offered to Victims, Family and Partners of Orlando Massacre by JetBlue Airways

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.

  • JetBlue is providing free seats on its available flights to/from Orlando for immediate family and domestic partners of victims who were killed or injured. Those family members and domestic partners requiring travel assistance can contact 1-800-JETBLUE for details.
  • fee waiver is in place for customers traveling to/from Orlando who need to make last-minute changes to their travel plans.
  • For JetBlue crewmembers impacted by this event, we have activated resources to assist and are offering a donation program. Crewmembers can visit our internal website, hellojetblue, or talk to their crewleader for more details.
  • JetBlue will make a charitable contribution to support the victims and their families.

Summary

It is nice to see one airline reach out to a beleaguered community which is searching for answers in order to understand why such as senseless act was committed by the suspect, who was killed by law enforcement officers.

In the meantime, if you want to assist the survivors, consider donating blood, as there is an urgent need for it, according to this article written by Julie Shapiro for Time. You can also donate money; attend a vigil; or provide counseling in order to help.

Source: JetBlue Airways.

2 thoughts on “Free Flights Offered to Victims, Family and Partners of Orlando Massacre by JetBlue Airways”

  1. Come on says:

    Domestic partners are family members…..

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I am just stating what was in the article to which I referred, Come on

      …and with all due respect, I have seen references such as spouses and family related separately to heterosexual people…

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