Awesome: Jake Tapper wants vets flown to Medal of Honor ceremony, JetBlue responds; Update: JetBlue, Southwest to help with costs

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/291673160103915521

CNN’s Jake Tapper is a great supporter of our military, and earlier this week, he asked various airlines to help bring vets to Washington D.C. to see former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha receive the Medal of Honor.

Southwest Airlines responded initially:

https://twitter.com/SouthwestAir/status/291726702332231681

But evidently, they weren’t able to fulfill Tapper’s request. So Tapper looked elsewhere:

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/292311826354544644

And JetBlue expressed interest in taking care of things:

https://twitter.com/JetBlue/status/292316845451649024

https://twitter.com/JetBlue/status/292324501272817665

Let’s hope JetBlue is able to make something happen. It would certainly be a wonderful way to honor our heroes.

Update:

Success! Both JetBlue and Southwest Airlines came through for the troops, vets and Gold Star families.

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/statuses/292673192680640512

  • wwbdinct

    Way to go Tapper! Good on you.

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    Glad to see that SW tried. Hope JetBlue gets to do it. :)

  • JetsFan1984

    Why didn’t Jake Tapper ask Jeff Zucker or Michael Eisner to make room on their private jets?