Bridesmaid asks for plane ticket refund after getting dumped by the bride-to-be.

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Bridesmaid dumped by the bride asks JetBlue for a flight refund

She does NOT want to go to this wedding anymore.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Jul 27, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:59 am CDT

Weddings are usually a melodramatic affair, but this bridesmaid who got dumped by the bride in the worst way possible might take the cake.

The bridesmaid, Courtney Duffy, went viral on Friday when she tweeted to ask JetBlue to adjust her cross-country plane tickets to the wedding because she was asked “to relinquish” her “duties as a bridesmaid.” Duffy included the horrifying email she had received the day before from the bride-to-be.

“I am laughing & crying & must avoid this wedding at all costs,” Duffy wrote. “Pls help?”

The attached email from Alex is a passive-aggressive request for Duffy to step down from the bridesmaid position because she wouldn’t be able to attend the full wedding weekend, apparently due to a school conflict. Worse, Alex asks Duffy to mail back her bridesmaid jumpsuit (yes, jumpsuit) so a replacement friend could wear it.

“Please don’t feel like you’re letting me down, I am asking you to do this,” Alex writes in the email.

Luckily, JetBlue quickly came to Duffy’s rescue and asked her to contact the company to work something out, though it’s unclear what the airline did to help. Neither Duffy nor JetBlue immediately responded to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.

Meanwhile, the people of Twitter have rallied behind Duffy, encouraging her to dump her so-called friend and take a vacation instead.

And note to future brides: Twitter really hates the idea of a bridesmaid jumpsuit.

Update 4:32pm CT, July 28: In a statement released to the Daily Dot, a JetBlue spokesperson said the company sympathized with Duffy. and even expressed optimism about the potential of eventually saving the friendship.

“We can all understand the customer’s desire to get some distance from the situation. Earlier today our team reached out to offer to waive any cancellation fees and allow her to save that fare for a future flight,” the spokesperson said Friday. “JetBlue is also about bringing people together though, and while feelings may be raw now, we hope one day these friends might be able to patch things up, so we’ve also offered her a vacation to use with her old friend at a future date.”

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*First Published: Jul 27, 2018, 9:24 pm CDT