Carfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2056 posts, RR: 8 Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4432 times:
Well, I don't think I will do a trip report...
I flew the first flight out of LGA today for FLL
6am departure N569JB Blue Brothers... on time departure and early arrival...
No festivity at LGA at all -- only one mention of this being the inaugural flight -- no poster, no cert... I was a bit disappointed, but I guess all the festivities were saved for the 10am flight. The service was fine and on the outbound, we got the new system with 30+ channels and four FOX movie testing channels -- Moulin Rouge, Princess Bride, Sound of Music, and the Rocky Horror Show with the new channels of USA Network....
I flew the 11:10am return... there was more festivities at FLL and I think the folks at the 9am flight got some posters. Anyway, there was a full day buffet with bottled waters and orange juice (Minute Maid), and then full array of breakfast breads -- bagels, croissants, muffins... There were some kind of PR people around and for some reasons, there were more than seven handicapped passengers in our flight... and one of the Jetblue staff just asked what they wanted and brought them coffee and breakfast pastry... that was very nice. Pilots were mingling with passengers and announcing that it was the first day flying in and out of LGA. The aircraft was an older one -- BlueBird N503JB with the basic 24 channels setup... It was on time departure and early arrival again... what a surprise for LGA!
Jetblue used gate A5, next to Air Canada and Continental's gate areas... for both of my flights at LGA. There was a B6 counter at gate A5 sitting next to AC stuff. jetblue has its own check in counters next to Canjet and Continental with the IBM machines for passengers without bags. It has its own dedicated carousel for bags as well, next to canjet/Continental again.
There were lots of B6 employees in LGA today... it certainly marks a new era here.
Almost forget... the load is very good -- almost full with a few empty middle seats... even the 6am flight... I was lucky to get an empty middle on both ways...
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4245 times:
thanks for the info! i am flying that route (FLL-LGA) in 2 weeks exactly... could you PLEASE post a full report in the trip reprts section along with pics if you have them? Also, where was ur arriving plane going and where was your departing flight coming from?
Carfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2056 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4046 times:
no picture... sorry mate... it was really early in the morning and gate A5 is not too ready and the flight display system was not even working. About Jetblue's interior, I am sure you will find lots of them at this website.
My outbound flight from LGA came in from JFK the night before -- positionning flight and in the future, I am sure the flight would overnight in JFK from FLL. My return flight... the aircraft was parked at another concourse and seemed like overnighting at FLL from somewhere else the night before.
The service was a full beverage service with the usual array of snacks, such as Blue Chips, Munchies Mix, smoked almonds, pretzels... mostly salty snacks on both flights.