Bride fires bridesmaid for lack of dedication, JetBlue steps in to make peace

HANOVER, N.H. — JetBlue Airlines said it will treat a woman to a “future girls’ trip” after her bride-to-be friend asked her to relinquish all her bridesmaid duties and mail back her bridesmaid outfit.

Courtney Duffy is pursuing an MBA at Dartmouth. She  tweeted out the email from Alex, the bride-to-be, on Friday.

“SOS @JetBlue! Booked my X-C 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?”

The letter read:

“Hey Court!

I’m so glad to hear you booked flights! I’m sorry classes are taking such a long time to sort out. I know how hard you’re working to be here for the wedding, and it means so much to us!

I have a massive favor to ask you, though — and this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to ask anyone — but I need to ask you to relinquish your duties as a bridesmaid.

Come to the wedding, have a fabulous time, and travel in the time you need to without stressing about anything else!

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!!

Please don’t feel you’re letting me down, I am asking you to do this. I love you and value your friendship so much and I fully understand the need for you to prioritize school! I want you to be able to focus on that without also worrying about any extra wedding worries.

And I know this is incredibly awkward, but there is a possibility that I might be able to have someone else step into the role and assume the duties. Could you please mail the jumpsuit to me? I’ll Venmo you the postage and the cost of the jumpsuit — just let me know the total.

I know everyone is looking forward to seeing you there! I know I am!

And if you’d like to chat on the phone, let me know! I promise we’re totally cool.

All my love,

Alex.”

JetBlue responded:

“Yikes! 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!”