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JetBlue offers free flights to Orlando victims' families

Posted: 8:29 PM, Jun 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-15 04:25:26Z

One airline is stepping up to help families of victims in the Orlando nightclub shooting that killed 49 people and injured dozens more.

JetBlue, which operates 68 departures from Orlando's International Airport daily, is offering free flights to those affected by the attack at Pulse, ABC News and other sources report.

The airline made the announcement on its blog, writing that it would provide "free seats on its available flights to/from Orlando for immediate family and domestic partners of victims who were killed or injured."

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Additionally, it will waive fees for customers traveling to or from Orlando who need to make last-minute changes to their travel plans.

That means those flying through Orlando can change their reservation without paying the typical $60 or more fee.

"This weekend’s events are felt by all of our 19,000 crewmembers, many of whom live in, work from and travel through Orlando – one of our focus cities – at Orlando International Airport, our Orlando Support Center and JetBlue University," the post said.

 

It added, "We want to do our part to help the victims of this tragedy, as well as support the Orlando community through this difficult time."