What we’re reading: A Quantum cruise-ship leap forward, DOT approves Delta Seattle-Tokyo route, JetBlue NYC contest



Secret cruise ships named, construction begins

This week Royal Caribbean released details of the new class of ships that will debut in 2014 and 2015.

This week, the first piece of steel was cut for Quantum of the Seas at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, where both ships will be built. Quantum of the Seas will debut in the fall of 2014 and sister-ship Anthem of the Seas in the spring of 2015.

Delta Airlines gets DOT approval for Seattle – Tokyo route

The Department of Transportation has granted final approval to Delta Airlines to begin service from Seattle to Tokyo Haneda later this year.

The Haneda flight adds to Delta’s growing Asian gateway in Seattle. In addition to Tokyo-Haneda, Delta will begin new service to Shanghai on June 17, and also operates flights to Beijing, Tokyo-Narita and Osaka, Japan.

JetBlue Airways shares its love with New York City this Valentine’s Day!

New Yorkers who follow JetBlue on Twitter will get a chance to enter a contest for prizes including a pair of roundtrip tickets.

The first person to show up at each location and correctly use the secret code word that’s Tweeted along with the clue, wins the bear and roundtrip flights for two to any of JetBlue’s 75 destinations. In addition, each winner will receive a pair of roundtrip tickets to share the love further and donate to their charity of choice.