JetBlue Reports: Bums headed to L.A.

http://nyc.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/10/Homeless-thumb.jpgJust got off the phone with the folks at JetBlue Airways who have their corporate headquarters located at Queens Blvd. It seems that not since Mayor Giuliani has such a mass exodus of homeless people been seen before.

Said Jeffrey Nussbaum, senior VP on-street marketing at JetBlue, “We’ve never received so many homeless people purchasing tickets for LAX before. Our marketing techniques are finally paying off.”

Some outsider speculation has uncovered that there might be another reason for bums to be heading to LAX besides free blue chips & complimentary beverages. Turns out that L.A. is allowing or rather like Amsterdam, not criminalizing sleeping on the streets.

One bum who simply is known as Camel Carl said, “Those blue chips & free seltzer water and personal TVs had sealed the deal for me a while back. Then I heard about the new L.A. law. I mean, if you’re going to fly for 6 hours you need to be entertained. But usually the flight is half the fun and when you arrive at your destination, you’re like, just not into it anymore. But with free lodging, who can complain?”

Camel Carl is taking an early 8 am flight tomorrow to LAX.

3 Comments so far

  1. Lady (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 8:37 pm

    Happy travels to those leaving NYC for sleep on the streets of LA. I live in Portland, Oregon where rain hits hard in the winter and sometimes snow. I realy wonder why the street people stay here. I’d head for warmer climes if that was my way of life.


  2. Los Angeleno (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 9:42 pm

    As someone who lives in LA county, all I have to say is: Awww s%#@!


  3. Dhaval Mehta (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 10:27 pm

    Yes, bums deserve to be in warmer climates.



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