March 17, 2004

Yesterday, JetBlue began allowing customers to check in over the Internet. Holders of confirmed reservations who are not checking in luggage can print out boarding passes by logging on to The service is available up to 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

Virgin USA has picked a former Delta Air Lines executive to head its new low-fare airline. Frederick W. Reid, Delta's former president and COO, will oversee the as-yet unnamed carrier's operations when it launches early next year. While the company has not yet released information about the new airline's route structure, a spokesperson said the carrier would likely fly out of either Boston, San Francisco or Washington, D.C.