JetBlue latest to refund laid-off consumers

Aaron Crowe

If only employees had this much assurance when they go to work each morning.

JetBlue Airways Corp. this week announced it will give full ticket refunds to eligible passengers who booked and paid for flights and then were involuntarily laid off from their full-time jobs, according to a Wall Street Journal story.

Maybe they and other companies should find a way to reimburse any of their own employees who are laid off. Just kidding -- I was laid off at a newspaper last year and while I support customers having rights, I'm waiting for workers about to be laid off to have some rights too.

Anyway, the JetBlue offer is for U.S.-originating travel booked between Feb. 1 and June 1, although it could be extended.

It's one of the latest companies to offer help to consumers in this recession.