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JetBlue flight evacuated at Newark Airport after suicide vest photo AirDropped to passenger iPhones

JetBlue flight evacuated at Newark Airport after suicide vest photo AirDropped to passenger iPhonesA plane was evacuated after someone sent a photograph of a suicide vest to passengers and flight attendants on board.The unknown sender used Apple’s AirDrop feature, which allows users to easily and anonymously transfer files to other iOS devices using Bluetooth.Authorities say the Florida-bound plane was about to take off from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey when the image was widely shared on board.A member of the crew on JetBlue flight 573 alerted the captain, who informed authorities at about 7.45am on Saturday.The plane returned to the gate and the 150 people on board were asked to leave the aircraft, and their luggage was re-screened and examined by police bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs.“We pull up to the gate and then we pull away and the captain comes on and says there's been a security threat,” Thomas Desmond told NBC News.“It was nervous when you see Port Authority police officers coming onto your plane and you just have no idea what's going on.”The culprit was likely one of those on board, as AirDrop only works with those in close proximity to the sender. However, they were not traced.JetBlue said the additional security screening was carried out due to “an abundance of caution.”The flight eventually departed just before 11.30am, with no knock-on effects to other flights departing or arriving at Newark.



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Widespread computer outage briefly affects passengers on American, Alaska and JetBlue airlines

Widespread computer outage briefly affects passengers on American, Alaska and JetBlue airlinesThe troubles, which lasted about 30 minutes, were due to a technical glitch at Sabre, a major airline reservations system.



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JetBlue lawsuit claims pilots drugged three crew members and raped two

JetBlue lawsuit claims pilots drugged three crew members and raped twoA lawsuit claims that two JetBlue pilots drugged three crew members during a Puerto Rico layover, with one pilot allegedly raping two crew members.



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JetBlue pilots who drugged and raped flight attendants continued working for airline without repercussion, lawsuit says

JetBlue pilots who drugged and raped flight attendants continued working for airline without repercussion, lawsuit saysThree female flight attendants claim they were drugged and two of them raped by two JetBlue pilots during a layover in Puerto Rico, a new lawsuit filed this week in New York federal court has claimed. At least one of the female flight attendants said she was forced to work with one of the accused pilots after the alleged rape. After making their way to a beach in Puerto Rico near the hotel they were staying during their layover in May of last year, the women were offered sips from one of the flight attendant’s alcoholic beverages.



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JetBlue flight makes emergency landing after being struck by lightning

JetBlue flight makes emergency landing after being struck by lightningA JetBlue flight headed to New York needed to make an emergency landing Thursday morning after the flight crew reported a lightning strike.



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JetBlue flight diverted after fumes started coming from cockpit

JetBlue flight diverted after fumes started coming from cockpitA JetBlue flight headed to New York from Florida Wednesday morning had to turn due to fumes, and six people requested a medical check.



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JetBlue passenger was unarmed, suspected of being intoxicated in airport meltdown

JetBlue passenger was unarmed, suspected of being intoxicated in airport meltdownFlorida police have since said that the woman who threatened JetBlue staff that she had a gun did not. Meanwhile, the airline told USA TODAY that she appeared intoxicated.



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JetBlue inaugurates route from Boston to Cuba's capital

JetBlue inaugurates route from Boston to Cuba's capitalHAVANA (AP) — A JetBlue flight from Boston landed in Havana on Saturday, as the U.S. airline expanded its routes to Cuba despite a drop in American visitors amid tensions between the countries.



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'People Were Ready to Die.' Authorities Swarm JetBlue Plane After False Hijacking Alarm at JFK Airport

'People Were Ready to Die.' Authorities Swarm JetBlue Plane After False Hijacking Alarm at JFK AirportThe plane mistakenly transmitted a code signifying a security threat onboard



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JetBlue wants to fly you on the volunteer experience of your dreams — Here's how to enter

JetBlue wants to fly you on the volunteer experience of your dreams -- Here's how to enterIn the unfortunate yet current state of affairs, 2017 seems to be a year that presents a new and separate tragedy every month, be it an act of widespread violence, a natural disaster or political upheaval and hateful altercations between non-agreeing parties.



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