JetBlue sends LI volleyball team to Ohio by bus

Long Islanders were among the hundreds of travelers at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Friday still feeling the effects of the Valentine's Day storm. Rick Cole, a coach at Island Volleyball

News 12 Staff

Feb 16, 2007, 11:32 PM

Updated 6,364 days ago

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Long Islanders were among the hundreds of travelers at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Friday still feeling the effects of the Valentine's Day storm.
Rick Cole, a coach at Island Volleyball Academy, says he and his team of 13 girls arrived at the airport at 7 a.m. After several hours of delays and multiple gate switches, jetBlue informed Cole and the team their flight was canceled because there wasn't an available crew. Instead of a two-hour flight, jetBlue provided a coach bus for the 10-hour drive to Columbus, Ohio, where a tournament awaited the tired team. The team also received a full refund and free round-trip tickets.
Representatives of jetBlue say 100 of the day's 570 flights were canceled because of pilot flight time restrictions. They say the airline will provide free round-trip tickets to many other passengers affected by cancellations.


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