JetBlue Airways Corporation

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    April 7, 2014

    Frontier gets hammered in latest airline quality study, finishes last in customer complaints

    Despite sales and other changes in recent years, Frontier still likes to portray itself as Denver's hometown airline. But few will feel much hometown pride over the carrier's performance in the annual Airline Quality Rating study. Frontier tumbled from the top ten (of fifteen total) in overall qual ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    DIA's Final Approach bathrooms offer no final relief after 10 p.m.

    Even as Denver International Airport pushes forward with its South Terminal expansion, it's updating parts of the airport that were outdated almost from the day DIA opened in 1995. The toll booths on Pena Boulevard proved a real bottleneck; they were moved closer to the parking garages, and the area ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Mike Birbiglia on funny sadness and self-deprecating comedy

    Mike Birbiglia is not interested in your laughter. Or at least, that's not all he's interested in. While most comedians shy away from long-form jokes -- for fear of not getting any laughs and being stuck with a sinking ship for ten minutes -- Birbiglia is all about the long-term relationship with hi ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    A snowy trip into DIA...and back in time

    JetBlue brought me to Denver last night only a few hours late. But even though we landed at Denver International Airport, with its all-weather runways, I felt transported back to another airport -- the old Stapleton International Airport -- and thirty years back in time, to the Blizzard of 1982.

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    September 12, 2012

    Daniel Drinan, busted for pleasuring himself on plane, a disgraced ex-priest

    Former Catholic priest Daniel Drinan made headlines after being charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver for masturbating in view of other passengers on a plane -- and they weren't his first. Even before this latest incident, Drinan, 63, had an entry on, which descri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Marcus Covington allegedly gropes pregnant woman before JetBlue flight diverted

    Most of us have been on flights when one of our fellow passengers kinda creeped us out. But if the accusations made against Marcus Covington are accurate, he cemented himself in the minds of those on a diverted JetBlue flight in a singularly repulsive way -- by, among other things, allegedly feelin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Frontier's next animal mascot could be a dung beetle -- really

    Frontier Airlines may be facing business turbulence, but that hasn't stopped the carrier from launching its weirdest promotion yet. Frontier is asking visitors to its website and Facebook page to vote for its next animal mascot, with possibilities including Samson the Sloth and Melvin the Turtle, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Lottery deals for Denver's American Idiot, Book of Mormon (in NYC)

    Want to see The Book of Mormon? The touring show's Denver dates in August are officially sold out, with tickets going for astronomical amounts on the web. At this point, your best bet might be to fly to New York (Jet Blue has a one-day sale today), then get in line outside the Eugene O'Neill Theatre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Frontier Airlines for sale: Don't expect JetBlue or Southwest to be buyers, says industry expert

    ​It's only been two years since Republic Airways Holdings bested Southwest in the Frontier Airlines sweepstakes -- but the Republic-Frontier pairing is already headed for Splitsville. This week, Republic CEO Bryan Bedford said the firm is looking at selling Frontier, prompting speculation that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Blue Moon beers complete your Steven Slater Halloween costume

    Replace these poor substitutes for Blue Moons!​Don't be surprised if you see a lot of male flight attendants on Halloween. Costumes making fun of Steve Slater, the JetBlue steward who cussed out passengers before grabbing a couple of beers and sliding down the emergency exit chute, will likel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Sales of Blue Moon cans (who knew?) go nationwide

    ​For two years I've been wondering when Coors would decide to start canning its once-formidable-but-now-somewhat watered-down Blue Moon. The Belgian-style wit beer is perfect for summer, falling somewhere between standard canned beer fare like Coors, Bud and PBR and heavier canned micros lik ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Blue Moon: Colorado's beer of presidents, flight attendants

    Steve Slater's beer of choice?​Blue Moon, the Belgian-style wit beer that was created inside Coors Field in 1995, is apparently also highly valued for its calming qualities. First it was requested by James Crowley during President Obama's August 2009 beer summit on racial relations on the Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Shmuck queen Christina Szele to be back on the streets soon

    James Brown's mug shot was even funnier, but Christina Szele's deserves respect, too. Get your mace ready, flight attendants. Westword's favorite Shmuck of the Week recipient, Christina Szele, will have the opportunity to continue her reign of shmuckiness far sooner than many observers expected. ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Christina Szele: Westword's favorite shmuck is back!

    Bet you thought you'd seen the last of this face -- or at least that you hoped you had... Christina Elizabeth Szele has been recognized as Westword's Shmuck of the Week more often than anyone else. She first won this "honor" in June 2008, after an argument over a cigarette on a JetBlue flight led t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Fly-by celebs headed to prison

    Joe Nacchio isn't the only one going to jail. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger denied Nacchio's request to remain out on bail pending a petition of his conviction to the Supreme Court. The former Qwest CEO, who ran a Denver-based company but kept his home in New Jersey, has been order ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    November 26, 2008

    Shmuck Redux: Christina Szele isn't Colorado proud

    One of our favorite Shmucks was back in the news and back in Colorado, where she'll probably be for a while. Christina Elizabeth Szele, of Woodside, N.Y., pleaded guilty Tuesday to interfering with a flight crew member during a June 17 JetBlue flight from New York to San Francisco. Szele was accuse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Wake-Up Call: The week ahead, November 24-30

    It's the economy, stupid. While chairmen of the Big Three auto-makers jetted by private plane to Washington, D.C., looking for a handout last week, hundreds of out-of-work Coloradans lined up before each prospective employer at job fairs across the state last Thursday. And on Saturday, 40,000 people ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008

    Szele just can't straighten up and fly right

    Christina Szele. Colorado’s most famous accidental tourist, Christina Elizabeth Szele, has a date in a Colorado court today, but she won’t be here in person. And that’s too bad, because we’d love to hear what legendary U. S. District Judge John Kane (profiled in this 2001 Westword feature) ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008

    Shmuck Redux: Christina Szele's bumpy ride

    Christina Szele's most recent flights have been fueled by nose candy. This city's most famous accidental tourist is coming back. On June 17, 35-year-old Christina Elizabeth Szele was on a JetBlue flight bound from San Francisco for New York when she lit up a cigarette, then yelled obscenities, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Shmuck of the Week

    Yes, air travel makes us angry. And as discussed in the previous installment of Shmuck of the Week, airlines like United are often to blame. But in some cases, passengers deserve to carry their share of the baggage for ever-more interesting bouts of air rage. Christina E. Szele, please report to a ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    Strange but True Stories From 2007

    The truth is out there, and in 2007, it was often weird, wicked or just plain wild.

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    January 22, 2004

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    October 9, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 9, 2003