JetBlue and Alaska Airlines Offer Families of Orlando Shooting Victims Free Flights
In the aftermath of this weekend's shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, JetBlue said it will offer free seats to immediate family members and partners of victims on flights to and from Orlando. On Tuesday, Alaska Airline announced a similar initiative.
“Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones,” said JetBlue’s blog post about the program. The airline also declared its aid on Twitter, with #WeStandWithOrlando.
Alaska Airline said they "are broken-hearted by the horrific events that unfolded in Orlando."
Additionally, JetBlue announced a fee waiver for customers traveling to or from the Orlando area who want to make last-minute changes. The company also plans to make a charitable contribution to support the victims and their families, and Alaska Airlines has already specified that they will pledge $25,000 to the OneOrlando Fund.
To speak with JetBlue about booking or changing a ticket, please call 1-800-JETBLUE.
To speak with Alaska Airlines about booking a flight to or from Orlando, call 1-888-327-2755.
Melanie Lieberman is the Assistant Digital Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @melanietaryn.