Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

JetBlue Airways & Customers Help Families of Newtown, Connecticut Shooting Victims

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Dec 17, 2012 12:06 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

JetBlue
A JetBlue flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Detroit due to an unruly passenger that caused a scene. The incident was caught on video.
(Photo : Reuters)

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut is a tragedy that is impacting the entire country. With 20 children and six adults dead, the country is now looking for ways to ease the pain of the families of those victims. JetBlue and its customers are doing their part to help those who were affected.

Noah Pozner was one of the six-year-old children who was murdered in the shooting. He's being buried on Monday. Thanks to JetBlue, Noah will be buried with letters from family members from across the country.

Share This Story

 Pozner's parents asked family members to write letters for Noah on Sunday. With FedEx not operating on Sundays, a Seattle mom named Victoria, who is Pozner's aunt, took to Twitter to ask  for help getting letters to Connecticut to be buried with Noah during his funeral. A friend of Victoria's tweeted airlines asking for help.

Several airlines said they couldn't do anything howver, within 10 minutes, JetBlue responded to the request and asked Victoria how they could get in touch with them. The airline made arrangements and they were able to get the letters to CT by Monday.

"It's the least we can do to help a family that's been so tragically affected," JetBlue tweeted. "We're honored to do it."

Victoria showed her support to the airline, saying "Give mad love to @jetblue you guys -- they are getting Noah's notes to him. #LoveForNoah."

People heard the news of JetBlue's good deed and they're also giving props to the airline.
"You guys are awesome! Just heard how you're transporting notes for Noah. Definitely a great thing. #Newtown #20Acts #26acts," wrote user @LilMondu.

"We're happy to do it. Wishing the best for all those affected by the horrible tragedy," JetBlue replied.

JetBlue isn't the only one trying to help during the tragedy. Several JetBlue customers have taken to their Facebook page to seek information about donating their airlines miles and points.

A man named Chris Baird requested to donate his TrueBlue points to the family of victim Emilie Parker.

"Dear JetBlue,

I feel terrible for the families affected by the tragedy in CT. Even though I live 3,000 miles away and I was able to go home and hold my son tight, my heart broke for the parents who were not so fortunate.

I'm donating my TrueBlue points to the family of Emilie Parker, who died that day. Her family is from Ogden, UT. I don't have many points, but I do have some.

We were planning on using our points so that my wife and I could go on a nice vacation to a warm destination. We thought that we deserved a break. After this week, we realized that we already had a warm destination at home with our son. We just feel lucky to be parents to a wonderful healthy boy. We don't need a vacation to realize that.

I am giving every last point that I have been saving to a family that needs them way more than I do. I only have 50K points, will you join with me and make these points meaningful to the Emilie Parker extended family?," Baird wrote.

"That's an incredibly touching thing to do Chris, thank you. Like everyone, our crewmembers' thoughts are with the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Customers who are booking bereavement travel (or changing previously booked travel) can contact us at 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) for assistance," the airline replied.

Upon seeing Baird's action, Stephanie Levitt also offered to do the same.

"JetBlue,

Is there a way for me to donate my True Blue points to the families of victims of this Friday's tragedy in Newtown? If so, please update us all - I'm sure numerous people like Chris Baird would be willing to donate," wrote Levitt.

JetBlue replied with information on how to donate points, saying "Thank you for your caring and concern for the families affected by the Newtown tragedy. At this time you can give points through TrueBlue Gift Registry: http://cot.ag/RRSruj and TrueBlue Giving: http://truegiving.jetblue.com/ Stay tuned to our website for updates and additional ways to help."

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Featured Video : Travel Expert Stefanie Michaels aka "Adventure Girl" Reveals Her Favorite Fourth of July Destinations
Join Our Conversation
Don't Miss..
JEFFREYSDAVIS_ANIM
Trending News Lake Mead after 14-year drought

Lake Mead Water Level [PHOTOS]: Drops Lowest Ever, Dam Drying, 14-Year Drought And Las Vegas To Blame?

Lake Mead water level is at a critical low. The American icon, as they say, is under a siege. Lake Mead water level, a lake of which has America’s largest man-made reservoir when full, hasn’t been anywhere near full since 1983.

Trending News Anti-Jewish leaflets were found on cars in Chicago

Anti-Jewish Leaflets: Discovered In Six Chicago Vehicles, Chicago Police Department’s Hate Crime Unit Investigating Incident

Anti-Jewish leaflets have recently been discovered in several vehicles in the Pulaski Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. According to police, six vehicles on the 6300 block of North Monticello Avenue were targeted with the anti-Jewish leaflets.

Trending News Six Dead In Two Consecutive Plane Crashes, Wildfire Occurs Later

Arizona Plane Crashes [VIDEO]: Six Dead In Two Consecutive Plane Crashes, Wildfire Occurs Later

Arizona plane crashes occurred Sunday and left six people dead. Two small Arizona plane crashes surprisingly occurred consecutively in northern Arizona, with one even sparking a wildfire, reports authorities.

News Dead bodies have been found in the crash site of the Malaysian plane.

Malaysian Plane Found In Crash Site, Passenger’s Body Recovered While Authorities Gain Limited Access To The Remains [VIDEO+REPORT]

More than 200 bodies have been found in the crash site where the Malaysian plane has been allegedly struck down by a missile, but families of the victims still can't get the remains of their loved ones making Western leaders in rage on Russian President Putin.

Trending News Israel Wants To Destroy These Elaborate Tunnels In Gaza

Gaza Tunnels [PHOTOS]: Used By Hamas Militant Group, Israel Claimed 2 Tunnels Destroyed

Gaza tunnels are a vast network of tunnels which Hamas claimed they have used to infiltrate. According to KTVU, the Israel Defense Forces has decided on making a top priority the destruction of the Gaza tunnels a top priority, even releasing a video of soldiers setting off explosives at the entrances of the Gaza tunnels.

Trending News Tim Draper

A Plan For Six Californias: 800,000 Signature Petition On Ballot in 2016

California is massive, both in terms of economy and land size. Many are surprised, upon visiting the state, to find just how incredulously far it is to drive from the northern border of the state to the southern tip. The state also has one of the largest economies in the world, producing much of the USA's food and being home to Hollywood. With all that under consideration, why would anyone want to fracture the state?

News Microraptor

Largest Microraptor Fossil Discovered in China

Paleontologists on Tuesday added another dinosaur to the microraptorine species, a species that is related to early avian. Measuring 132cm from tip to tail this dinosaur, named a Changyuraptor yangi, is the largest one of its kind to date. To compare to living birds it is larger than eagles or albatrosses.

Trending News Florida Judge Strikes Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Florida Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Judge Strikes Ban Only For Keys, Still On Appeal

Florida same-sex marriage ban has been overturned by a Florida judge on Thursday. According to TIME, the ruling on the Florida same-sex marriage ban was made Thursday after six gay couples challenged the legality, stating that the Florida same-sex marriage ban rendered them second-class citizens.

Trending News People use generators to charge their phones during Typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasun [PHOTOS]: Approaching Vietnam Saturday Morning, Hundreds Evacuated, Killed At Least 54 In Philippines, One In Southern China

Typhoon Rammasun recently devastated countries it has currently been in, the most recent killing at least 54 people in the Philippines. Due to the distress caused by typhoon Rammasun, Vietnam began evacuating more than 118,000 people in Northern provinces Friday. This was in preparation of the coming of Typhoon Rammasun.

Trending News Capital Punishment In California Ruled Unconstitutional

Capital Punishment In California: Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Judge

Capital punishment in California has been ruled out as unconstitutional on Wednesday. According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney in Santa Ana, Calif. just threw out the death sentence of Ernest Dewayne Jones. Jones was reportedly held on for the capital punishment in California in April 1995.

Trending News A great white shark was spotted thrashing about off Coronation Beach.

Shark Chokes on Sea Lion and Mercilessly Dies Due to Air Blockage off Coronation Beach, Australia

Shark chokes on sea lion and dies. It looks like the great white shark bit off more than it could chew. The shark choked to death as it attempted to swallow a massive sea lion, which happens to be their favorite meal.

Trending News The SUV getaway car in the Stockton a Bank Robbery

Stockton Bank Robbery [PHOTOS]: Three Killed, High-Speed Chase Ends In Gunfire, Hostage Used As Human Shield, Surviving Hostage In Hospital

Stockton bank robbery left three people dead including one hostage and two suspects Wednesday afternoon. One of the people killed was a hostage while the other two dead were suspects in the robbery. According to CBS Local, after the Stockton bank robbery resulted in a high-speed chase which ended in gunfire, one other was left hospitalized.

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

Liberty Island

The Statue of Liberty and All of Its Wonders

Did you know that it was possible to walk inside the actual Statue of Liberty? Not only can you tour Liberty Island, but you can also get an informational tour within the statue, plus access to a beautiful view from inside the crown! Traveling to New York City can be both exhilarating and exciting. And, although other tourist attractions may be expensive, all you need for a "Liberty Trip" would be $25! (Per adult)

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Two Suspects Wanted In Atlantic City Casino Heist

Atlantic City Casino Heist: Two Suspects Wanted On Manhunt, $181K Stolen From Caesars Atlantic City

Atlantic City casino heist reportedly occurred at an Atlantic City casino on Monday. According to the New Jersey State Police Casino Gaming Bureau as confirmed to the Daily News, a masked pair pulled off the Atlantic City casino heist as they carried off two plastic cash boxes and fled using a car.

Sinkhole In Spring Hill Florida Threatens Homes And Residents In Neighborhood

Sinkhole In Spring Hill Florida [PHOTOS]: Swallows Whole Intersection, Threatens Homes And Residents In Neighborhood

Sinkhole in Spring Hill Florida recently made headlines as its huge size threatened neighbourhood residents. According to Fox News, the massive sinkhole in Spring Hill Florida is slowly expanding, thus making local residents more frightened. Meanwhile, reactions from passersby can only be described as curious. The new massive sinkhole in Spring Hill Florida came a year after a much bigger one took the life of a Tampa-area man into oblivion when the sinkhole sucked the man in.

Widow Awarded $23.6B in Cigarette Suit

$23.6 Billion Smoking Case: Florida Jury Awards Widow, Second-Largest Tobacco Company Lost To Widow

$23.6 billion smoking case in Florida was won and awarded to a widow late Friday by a jury against the country’s second-largest tobacco company, reports the New York Times. The charge with which R.J. Reynolds lost to the $23.6 billion smoking case was for causing the death of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer at the tender age of 36.

US spy satellite captures missile fired that took down Flight 17

Malaysian Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine [PHOTOS + VIDEO]: 295 Killed, Russia Accused Of Plane Crash Over Ukraine-Russia Border

Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine was believed to be carrying 295 people, reports the Telegraph. According to Interfax news agency, the Boeing 777 Malaysian passenger plane has crashed in Ukraine, near the Russian border. It appears that the passenger plane got entangled in the brewing rift between Russia and Ukraine as the Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine clearly shows.

11 Earthquakes Hit Central Oklahoma Over Weekend, Fracking To Blame Says Seismologists

Oklahoma Earthquakes Today: 11 Earthquakes Hit Central Oklahoma Over Weekend, Fracking To Blame Says Seismologists

Oklahoma earthquakes today amounted to a total of 11 minor ones over the weekend, as recorded the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS first recorded seven small Oklahoma earthquakes today in a span of just 14 hours, but over the weekend the number of small quakes which shook central Oklahoma grew to 11.

Grand Prix

The Race is On: Visit The Grand Prix in Mount Kisco, NY

It is time to start your engines! Listed as one of the Top 5 Go-Kart locations in New York, The Grand Prix is a fast, sleek and fun way to get that adrenaline pumping! This indoor racetrack is located just an hour away from New York City, and offers a big bowling alley and a small arcade center inside. It offers six different track formations including one track for ages 8 through 13, and another for ages 7 and younger!

Over 60 Girls Escaped From The Clutches of Boko Haram

Boko Haram Girls Escaped: 63 Women And Girls Fled After Nigerian Military Face Off

Boko Haram girls escaped the clutches of the militant group on Monday, reports officials. According to a report by AFP, Nigerian officials confirmed 63 Boko Haram girls and women escaped after more than 60 were abducted by the Islamic terrorist group. However, more than 200 girls who were kidnapped in April remain missing.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics