Amsterdam Schiphol

JetBlue Flying Next To: Amsterdam.

JetBlue’s 3rd European Destination? Amsterdam.

JetBlue announced on Tuesday that it will be adding Amsterdam to its list of international flight destinations.

Service will start between New York’s JFK International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol sometime “late this summer,” according to a JetBlue statement. And flights between Boston Logan and Schiphol are “to follow,” subject to government operating authority.

JetBlue already flies to London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and will begin flying to Paris in June.

As with its other European flights, the daily Amsterdam route will be served by the carrier’s Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) single-aisle aircraft, which has 114 economy seats (“Core”) and 24 new fully lie-flat private suites with sliding doors.

KLM’s new game: JETS

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Like playing games on your smartphone when you travel?

Seems like everyone does.

Which is why KLM has a game – called Jets – that puts the two activities together.

Available free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store the game is filled with familiar Amsterdam sights (canals, bicycles, drawbridges) and awards in-game currency – Wings – for accomplishing various tasks.

I’ve downloaded the app and am working on the first level – collecting 100 stamps in the city with my paper airplane – but I’ll certainly fall behind any player who’s also a KLM passenger taking a flight out of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Thanks to beacon technology installed at the airport, KLM passengers can earn extra Wings when they show up on time for their flight.

KLM has another game you can download and play: Aviation Empire lets you own and manage your own airline.