JetBlue screens Tour de France

The VERSUS sports cable network’s coverage of the Tour de France is showing continuously this month on Channel 37 of JetBlue’s personal seatback televisions.

The airline is also waiving its $50 fee for bicycles for the whole of July to celebrate the 97th running of the epic bicycle race, which started in Rotterdam on 3 July and concludes in Paris 23 days later.

"The cycling community is very important to us and we strive to make the JetBlue experience about both value and quality for them and all our customers," says JetBlue Airways senior product development analyst Sam Kline. "By offering VERSUS’ coverage of the Tour de France for the seventh straight year, we are giving sports fans even more value when they fly JetBlue."

On flights other than those from the Dominican Republic, which restricts the size of checked baggage, JetBlue accepts bicycles in a hard-sided, padded case designed for bicycles. Alternatively, bikes may be accepted with the handle bars secured sideways and the pedals removed and encased in plastic foam, a cardboard box or similar material to prevent damage.

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