JetBlue Offers Free Trip After Bridesmaid Gets “Fired” By Bride

Posted at 7:25 PM, Jul 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-29 19:25:30-04

(CNN/HLN) – JetBlue came to the rescue of a young woman after she Tweeted at the airline about getting fired from being a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding.

Dartmouth College student Courtney Duffy begged the airline for a refund after receiving an email from the bride asking her to relinquish her bridesmaid duties because she couldn’t attend some of the wedding weekend festivities due to schoolwork.

The bride wrote in the e-mail:

“Come to the wedding, have a fabulous time, and travel in the time you need to without stressing about anything else!” the letter continued. “When I asked you, I was really hoping that you could be a part of this whole thing – the bachelorette trip, at least the weekend, prep and the full night of the event (a Sunday night flight means you won’t even be able to be there for the whole wedding)… the whirlwind nature of what your travel has become just won’t work with the duties as a party member. I’m so, so sorry!!” 

The bride goes on to ask for her to send the jumpsuit back that Duffy was going to wear as a bridesmaid so that someone else could wear it.

So Duffy took to Twitter to vent about the ordeal, as CNN reports, writing:

“SOS @JetBlue! Booked my X-C [cross-country] flights for a wedding, then was asked ‘to relinquish’ my ‘duties as a bridesmaid’ & mail my bridesmaid outfit X-C so another girl could fill in and wear it (Happy bday to me!) I am laughing & crying & must avoid this wedding at all costs. Pls help?”

Jet Blue responded, writing; "Hey Courtney, we’ve been thinking. The jumpsuit may have been borrowed, but we’ll bring the (Jet)Blue. When you’re ready to patch things up, we’d like to help make your old friendship feel like new. A future girls’ weekend is on us!"

Twitter users quickly started weighing in on the issue, some supporting Duffy and others the bride.