Google Maps on Jet Blue

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On June 5, Google announced that real-time access to Google Maps would become a regular in-seat experience to travelers on Jet Blue.  While entoute, passengers will be able to track the progress of their flight location, altitude, and air speed.  To celebrate this new venture, JetBlue is holding a photo contest. The best in-flight photo between June 4 and September 3, 2007 will win two round trip tickets to anywhere that JetBlue flies.

To celebrate, the low-fare, high-frills airline is launching a “JetBlue Point of View” photo contest(a), inviting customers to share their own summer travel routes on a Google Maps mash-up on

Customers can enter the contest by visiting and submitting their favorite photo taken from the window of any JetBlue flight scheduled between June 5 and September 3. One photo can be submitted per email address along with the date of travel, origin and destination cities, and the approximate location of where the photo was taken in-flight. As an option, customers can also submit the name of the JetBlue plane that flew them to their destination. JetBlue will post customer photos to a Google Maps mash-up, where customers can vote on their favorite shots at the end of the summer. Based on customer votes, the top 10 photographers will receive roundtrip travel for two to any of the airline’s 54 destinations.

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