In this weeks New York Times Assignment, i came upon an article in the travel section titled ‘Air Travel News: A Garden at Kennedy; a Forecast for Lower Fares’ by Elaine Glusac. This article exposes Jet Blue’s agricultural development at the Kennedy airport, and air fare predictions through the Hopper app.
JetBlue built a 24,000 square foot garden in New York’s Kennedy airport. This garden is planted with blue potatoes, herbs and vegetables including beets and arugula. These produce will be provided for the restaurants in the terminal, donated to local pantries, and in particular, the blue potatoes will be supplied to the Terra Company. The Hoppers app is an application that involves in the prediction of future air fares. According to Hopper, Airfares fell a remarkable 18 percent in September compared with the same time last year, and were 9 percent cheaper than August. They state that this occurance is due to the drop in oil prices. Predictions show that domestic fares will average about $211 for the rest of the year, October through December, which would be 17 percent cheaper than in 2014. And, if its forecasts are right, the news gets better in January, when flights will fall to about $204 on average.
I am proud of JetBlues investment in agriculture at the Kennedy airport and it is a brilliant idea. In my point of view, this will be a great way to support the local businesses and produce more capital for the airline itself. If this investment goes well, more gardens can be built in other airports. I am amazed at how the Hopper app can benefit a lot of those whom travel. After reading this article, i recommend that people download the Hopper app. This is a great way to stay updated on when is best to buy fares. This will result in saving money and can do well for your pockets.