With a nod to the 55th anniversary of Traveler, the
Trojan's mascot, today through August 3, 2012 JetBlue is
offering a special Traveler Sale with flights starting at $55
each way from Long Beach to six cities on the West Coast (a)
LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/
--JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today proudly announced a
partnership to become the Official Domestic Airline Partner
of the University of Southern CaliforniaTrojans.
The multi-year sponsorship will kick off with this
season's activities and will include all 21
USCDivision I teams.
JetBlue's President and CEO Dave Bargeralong
with James Hnat, the airline's EVP Corporate
Affairs and General Counsel, joined Long
BeachMayor Bob Foster;
USCAthletics Director, Pat Haden;
Kevin O'Neill, USCHead Basketball Coach; and
Steve Simpson, Senior Vice President of Fox
Sports West to make the announcement today at Long
BeachInternational Airport, where JetBlue is the
largest carrier with over 30 flights a day. The
USCMarching Band and Song Girls, and Traveler,
the Official Mascot of the Trojans, also attended with
hundreds of JetBlue crewmembers, customers and fans to
commemorate the announcement.
To further celebrate the launch of its partnership, JetBlue
is offering a special Traveler Sale, in honor of the Official
Trojan Mascot's 55th anniversary, with fares as low as
$55for travel between Long Beachand
Las Vegas, Oakland,
Portland, Sacramento, San
Franciscoor Seattle, available today
through August 3, 2012for travel between
September 5 and November 14, 2012(a). Further, the
airline and USCathletics will launch a Getaways
Sweeps with three grand prize winners scoring flight and
hotel accommodations for two to see USCplay
Syracuse at MetLife Stadium on September 8(b).
To participate, go to http://www.facebook.com/USCTrojans.
"Today, we're very happy to announce our second
sports partnership here in the L.A. Basin and our most robust
college support to date: the University of Southern
CaliforniaTrojans!" said Dave
Barger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways. "As
true fans of and the Official Domestic Airline Partner of
USCwe'd like to wish the Trojans the best on
their upcoming season. Fight On and Fly On!"
"We are excited and honored at USCto have
JetBlue as our Official Domestic Airline Partner," said
USCCharles Griffin Cale Director of
Athletics' Chair Pat Haden. "This
partnership will provide some very exciting travel
opportunities to all USCalumni and fans. Just as
we try to be the best at what we do by being customer
focused, JetBlue does the same by providing exceptional
customer service. We look forward to a long and successful
partnership with JetBlue."
Added Dan Shell, Vice President and General
Manager, USCSports Properties: "The word
partnership is thrown around loosely these days, but this
agreement truly represents a comprehensive partnership
between Jet Blue, USCAthletics, and the
USCAlumni Association in a very unique fashion.
The way this aligns on all fronts provides a platform to make
this one of the most effective and most integrated airline
partnerships in the college space."
JetBlue's sponsorship includes joint marketing promotions
and advertising. Featured elements include official partner
status of the USCAlumni Association, presenting
sponsorship of select USCfootball and men's
basketball games, and signage at LA Memorial Coliseum
(football), Galen Center (basketball/volleyball), Dedeaux
Field (baseball), and McAlister Field(soccer).
"As long-time admirers of the Trojan's field
performance, we're really excited to see the Cardinal and
Gold come together with JetBlue," said Dennis
Corrigan, VP of sales and revenue management. "As
an award-winning airline, recently bringing home our eighth
J.D. Power in a row, we wish the Trojan athletes the best as
they take on London. Bring back the gold and
carry on the momentum to take on the next season!"
Travelers choose JetBlue for its award-winning customer
service and well-known product features, including live
satellite in-flight entertainment on personal seatback TVs
with more than 140 channels of free programming (c) and
reasonably priced first-run JetBlue Features movies (d).
Customers also enjoy comfy, leather-clad seats with extra
legroom (e) and complimentary and unlimited snacks and drinks
for the ride.
About JetBlue Airways New York-basedJetBlue Airways has created a new
airline category based on value, service and style. Known for
its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low
fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S.
airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) and
super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue is also
America's first and only airline to offer its own
Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific
compensation for customers inconvenienced by service
disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit
www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 71
cities with 800 daily flights. Later this year, JetBlue plans
to introduce service to Cartagena, Colombia,
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islandsand
Samana, Dominican Republic, subject to
government approval. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned,
all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never
required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE
(1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530, 1-801-365-2583, or
(a) Fares includes government taxes/fees and must be
purchased between 8/1/12 and 8/3/12(the earlier
of 11:59 PM ETor local) for flights between
Long Beach, CA(LGB) and Oakland,
CA(OAK); LGB and San Francisco, CA(SFO);
LGB and Sacramento, CA(SMF); LGB and Las
Vegas, NV(LAS); LGB and Seattle, WA(SEA);
and LGB and Portland, OR(PDX) on Tues. and Wed.
only between 9/5/12and 11/14/12. 21-day advance
purchase required. Fares are subject to availability; may not
be available on all flights; may change without notice; are
valid for new bookings only; must be purchased at time of
reservation; and are one-way, nonstop, nonrefundable and
nontransferable. Reservations made one week or more prior to
a flight's scheduled departure may be canceled without
penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. First
checked bag is free (weight and size limits and exceptions
for itineraries including flights marked or operated by other
airlines apply). Fares do not include fees for
oversized/overweight/extra baggage or other fees for
products/services sold separately. To view baggage fees and
other optional services and fees,
click here. $20fee per person applies to
fares (not Award flights) purchased by phone or at an airport
or ticket office. Cancellations/changes must be made prior to
scheduled departure (otherwise all money for fare is
forfeited); $100change/cancel fee per person
will apply, and for changes, there may be a fare adjustment.
Cancellations receive JetBlue travel credit, valid for one
year. Proper documentation required for boarding. Other
(b) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES
NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. Open to US residents age
18 and older. Void where prohibited. This promotion is in no
way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated
with, Facebook. You are providing your information to the
University of Southern Californiaand not to
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(c) Live satellite TV and radio programming is not available
on flights outside the continental U.S.
(d) First-run features are available for $6on
flights longer than two hours. Complimentary movies are
offered on JetBlue's flights to the
Caribbeanand Latin America.
(e) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on
average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.