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User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 849 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 960 times:

I am coming to the states in a few weeks and have to get from New York to Los Angeles.

I was planning to try the new AA 321t service from JFK but in the last few days have been reading favourable reports on the jetblue A321 service.

As a 6'3 guy the extra leg room in Y seems a bonus for a mid-haul flight to LAX.

Does anyone have experience of jetblue and how it compares to the new AA A321t service - which I appreciate has only just got going.

Thanks

PS I tried to do a dummy booking on jetblue to find total costs etc but my booking failed when my UK phone number wasn't recognised as a vaild number - any idea how to get round that?

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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5728 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 932 times:

I have not been on JetBlue's A321 yet. I've only done several short haul hops in the Northeast with their A320s. I think they are a great airline and would only consider them, Virgin America and Southwest when flying domestic in the US.

You have to write down your UK phone number in this format: 01144xxxxxxx. 011 is prefix for calling international from the US, 44 international calling code for the UK as you know and then you phone number.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25788 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 907 times:

If you need extra leg room all the airlines have products with a few extra inches.

AA has its Main Cabin Extra on the new A321.
Delta has Economy Comfort.
JetBlue has its Even More Space section.
United with Economy Plus
Virgin America - Main Cabin Select

For things like inflight IFE and cool factor I think Virgin America is the one the beat.



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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9666 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 880 times:

JetBlue has the most legroom of any airline for standard economy overall. All economy seats are 33 inch pitch or greater, so you can get more legroom without paying extra. Their IFE is also a nice feature. Be careful if you find an A321 since the IFE may not be installed yet.

Use an online travel agent like orbitz or expedia to get around any credit card problems

[Edited 2014-01-15 18:13:28]


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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5742 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 869 times:

Quoting jumpjets (Thread starter):
any idea how to get round that?

Book through Orbitz (presuming that you were planning to pay in US dollars anyway). The prices are the same as the carrier's own websites, and I've never had any problems with foreign addresses or foreign credit cards when I've booked US domestic flights through them. AA and UA, on the other hand, have thrown obstacles in my path when I've tried to book directly with them in the past.



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5728 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 844 times:

Book with Orbitz and then should you - god forbid - need to contact their customer "service" be prepared to spend tens of minutes calling overseas and deal with their incompetent agents who a) barely speak English and b) either can't and won't decide anything slightly more complicated so they will make you repeat your name, credit card post code and details of your reservation, put you on hold for 20 minutes and then repeat the whole process again only to bore the crap out of you and then hang up on you. They're too big to care about an individual customer.

User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 811 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 1):
You have to write down your UK phone number in this format: 01144xxxxxxx. 011 is prefix for calling international from

Thanks - I was using 0044 for the international element of the phone number which might explain a lot!

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 4):
Book through Orbitz (presuming that you were planning to pay in US dollars anyway)
Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 5):

Book with Orbitz and then should you - god forbid - need to contact their customer "service" be prepared to spend tens of minutes calling overseas and deal with their incompetent agents

Thanks for all the advice guys - I am very tempted to give jet blue a try as their prices for the date I expect to be travelling to LA are very competetive and it adds a new airline to my flight log!


User currently offlineEricR From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 758 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
Delta has Economy Comfort.

And......Economy Comfort passengers now get complimentary meals on the JFK-LAX segment.


User currently offlinedaviation From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 757 times:

While all the airlines listed above deliver expanded legroom for an additional price, JetBlue has comfortable seats at their standard economy fare. I am 6'2", and those extra one or two inches make the difference between comfort and torture. If you want to save a bit of money and still maintain your comfort, go with JetBlue. (No, I don't work for them!)

User currently offlineShamrock137 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 693 times:

Quoting jumpjets (Thread starter):
jetblue A321 service

The only A321's JetBlue currently has aren't being used for transcon service. Also currently none of the B6 A321's have IFE installed. However the product on the 320's is solid, good IFE, legroom and snack choices. They are also rolling out more substantial food offerings on JFK-LAX/LGB routes, sandwiches, parfaits etc.



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