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JetBlue: No More FOX Inflight, But...  
User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7849 times:

Instead JetBlue is introducing something new called, "JetBlue Features." JetBlue Features will replace FOX Inflight Movie Entertainment. This feature will be launched on June 1st. Each movie will cost $5. Movies should be repeated twice on long haul flights.

June Movies on Westbound Flights

Vantage Point
Fools Gold (also in Spanish)
Horton Hears a Who

June Movies on Eastbound Flights

10,000 BC
The Other Boleyn Girl (also in Spanish)
College Road Trip

[Edited 2008-05-24 19:08:00]


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User currently offlineSkoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7819 times:

Oh wow, not totally unexpected but still an odd move on B6's part. Was there some sort of bad blood or contract issue between FOX and jetBlue?

User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7557 times:

Nothing worse than a crummy movie on a 3 hr flight. I was about to jump out the window watching Willie Wonka and the chocalate factory with Johnny depp..I dont think there was a kid on the plane. It seems the transcon movies just keep getting worse..


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User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7504 times:
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Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 2):
It seems the transcon movies just keep getting worse..

I know I took Alaska from EWR-SFO (via SEA) in F once. My digiplayer had crap on it, there were no good movies. I was so bored that I canceled the return portion of the ticket and flew home on B6 OAK-JFK.



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User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7495 times:



Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 3):
I was so bored that I canceled the return portion of the ticket and flew home on B6 OAK-JFK.

At least if the movie isn't good, you've got 36 channels of DirecTV and 100 channels of XM Radio huh?  Wink



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User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7448 times:
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Yep, that was the idea, I listened to a little ALT Nation (XM22), watched Fox news, a few episodes of Scrubs on Comedy Central, and then a brand new episode of Prison Break and finished as we were beginning our decent into JFK. The only good thing about AS was they made a damn good omelette.


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User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7402 times:



Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 5):
Yep, that was the idea, I listened to a little ALT Nation (XM22), watched Fox news, a few episodes of Scrubs on Comedy Central, and then a brand new episode of Prison Break and finished as we were beginning our decent into JFK. The only good thing about AS was they made a damn good omelette.

I've heard the crews on AS are exceptional, as well. I haven't flown AS in nearly ten years though. Anyways, glad JetBlue was convenient and efficient for you!



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User currently offlineMOBflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7376 times:



Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 2):
Nothing worse than a crummy movie on a 3 hr flight. I was about to jump out the window watching Willie Wonka and the chocalate factory with Johnny depp..I dont think there was a kid on the plane. It seems the transcon movies just keep getting worse..

That's the good thing about B6. You don't have to watch it. Watch something else on LiveTV. Problem solved.


User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5393 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7236 times:



Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 5):
The only good thing about AS was they made a damn good omelette.

I'd rather have a damn good omelet than watch Fox News. Actually, I'd probably rather eat a piece of tire than watch Fox News.

I'd also rather have frequent flier miles, and wider seats thanks to the ability to upgrade that frequent flier status gets me. Thus my preference for AS.

IFE is overrated.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7177 times:
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Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 3):
I was so bored that I canceled the return portion of the ticket and flew home on B6 OAK-JFK.

I hope you got a refund for your return trip. If not, you sure wasted a lot of money just to fly on B6.


User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6937 times:
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Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 8):
IFE is overrated.

Your right, reading the inflight magazine is MUCH better  Big grin

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 9):
I hope you got a refund for your return trip. If not, you sure wasted a lot of money just to fly on B6.

Yep, I got a refund, it was an F ticket, hence the omelette (I think they were selling danishes or something in Y). Ended up saving about $200-250



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User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4261 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6928 times:



Quoting Skoker (Reply 1):
Oh wow, not totally unexpected but still an odd move on B6's part. Was there some sort of bad blood or contract issue between FOX and jetBlue?

The only thing I could think of was when Bill O'Reilly went after JetBlue for giving free tickets to people attending the Daily Kos convention, saying that they were sponsoring a Radical Far Left organization. It wasn't exactly a good piece of reporting, but JetBlue the next day came clean about what happened. And then Bill O'Reilly claimed credit for what happened.

Sometimes the man is good, but he is too narcissistic for my liking.


User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6815 times:
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Quoting JetBlueAUS (Reply 6):
I've heard the crews on AS are exceptional, as well. I haven't flown AS in nearly ten years though.

Exceptional is pretty subjective...depending on your experience. I really wouldn't call AS flight attendants as exceptional and I fly them all the time. However, I would say that they are better than those of UA and AA. Alaska's sister airline Horizon Air also has pretty friend flight attendants.

Alaska's service has changed a lot over the last 10 years...more aligned with the legacy carriers.


User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5393 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5524 times:



Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 10):
Your right, reading the inflight magazine is MUCH better

Or listening to *good* music or watching movies I like on my iPod, or reading the books I usually have with me... any IFE that relies on TV programming or a small selection of second-run movies is doomed to be boring most of the time.  Smile


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5211 times:



Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 5):
I listened to a little ALT Nation (XM22),

You're confusing services, as Alt Nation is the name of a Sirius Channel (Sirius 21) and channel 22 on XM is MIX, which is one of the Clear Channel-programmed channels on XM.

Quoting MOBflyer (Reply 7):
That's the good thing about B6. You don't have to watch it. Watch something else on LiveTV. Problem solved.

Same is true with other airlines that offer a similar service. Although I have to say that DL's choice of a service provider (DISH Network) isn't that great, as on a recent trip on DL with the new IFE, on the flight out, several channels were not available, and on the flight back, we had one channel choice for about a third of the flight before they were able to get most of the channels back.

Quoting JetBlueAUS (Reply 4):
At least if the movie isn't good, you've got 36 channels of DirecTV and 100 channels of XM Radio huh?

I wish DL had a satellite radio option in addition to the standard in-flight audio and their library of MP-3s (Although they do have enough of a variety of music to really put together a nice playlist to listen to.). You would think since they are using DISH Network for satellite TV, that they'd would also utilize the Sirius Satellite Radio programming DISH Network offers to its' subscribers.

Personally, I don't think that JetBlue's decision to drop the FOX Inflight Movies has anything to do with the recent Bill O'Reilly brouhaha.


User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4881 times:



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Personally, I don't think that JetBlue's decision to drop the FOX Inflight Movies has anything to do with the recent Bill O'Reilly brouhaha

Think again. Follow the money. A whole lot of JetBlue's capital came from an individual named.....George Soros.

I guess they think if the stop showing FoxNews on their flights, the bad people who do not think like they want them to will go away.

My comments are not the ramblings of some far-rigt lunatic either. I watch Fox News AND I voted for Hillary Clinton in the primary. (and am still hoping for a miracle). It's really telling when the only media outlet that gave Hillary a fair shake this primary season was Fox.....the others (particularly MSNBC) were all too quick to kick her to the curb like yesterday's trash in order to embrace Barak Obama, the flavor of the month.

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The only thing I could think of was when Bill O'Reilly went after JetBlue for giving free tickets to people attending the Daily Kos convention

Would you get alarmed if an airline gave out free tickets at a Klan Rally or an Aryan Nation convention? Kos is as far left as those people are looney right.


User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4841 times:
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Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 13):
any IFE that relies on TV programming or a small selection of second-run movies is doomed to be boring most of the time
Yeah, and thats why DL and CO decided to add weight to their long haul (domestic) aircraft and install such systems.

Quoting TxAgKuwait (Reply 15):
I watch Fox News AND I voted for Hillary Clinton in the primary
Thats a first, I thought the only people that would ever say that were members of Rush Limbaugh's operation Chaos.

Quoting TxAgKuwait (Reply 15):
I guess they think if the stop showing FoxNews on their flights, the bad people who do not think like they want them to will go away.
They will continue to show FoxNews, its FoxInflight (Fox's Airline Movie Service) that is getting the ax

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 14):
You're confusing services, as Alt Nation is the name of a Sirius Channel (Sirius 21) and channel 22 on XM is MIX, which is one of the Clear Channel-programmed channels on XM.
Your right, Its been a while since that flight (March 2007).

[Edited 2008-05-25 09:05:59]


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User currently offlineLive2fly83 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4829 times:



Quoting JetBlueAUS (Reply 6):
've heard the crews on AS are exceptional

I would have to agree, while AS doesnt have the best IFE, they can compete witht the best concerning customer service
ie WN, B6, VX



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User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5393 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4652 times:



Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 16):
Yeah, and thats why DL and CO decided to add weight to their long haul (domestic) aircraft and install such systems.

People like boring, recycled entertainment for some reason. The success of most TV networks is proof of that.

Quoting TxAgKuwait (Reply 15):
Kos is as far left as those people are looney right.

Without meaning to go too far offtopic,  redflag 

Kos denizens on the left are more comparable to your standard Rush-listening dittoheads on the right. Both are "challenged" for original thinking, but neither is nearly as offensive to reasonable people as the examples you named.


User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 3304 times:
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Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 5):
as we were beginning our decent into JFK.

so were you fully decent by the time you landed?  Wink



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User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
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Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 19):
Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 5):
as we were beginning our decent into JFK.

so were you fully decent by the time you landed?

Damn, spell check why can't a.net have context check as well  Big grin



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 2424 times:



Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 3):
I know I took Alaska from EWR-SFO (via SEA) in F once. My digiplayer had crap on it, there were no good movies. I was so bored that I canceled the return portion of the ticket and flew home on B6 OAK-JFK.

I'm surprised you actually did that.

Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 5):
The only good thing about AS was they made a damn good omelette.

Gross. LSG Sky Chefs' omlettes are disgusting.



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User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 2252 times:
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Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 21):
I'm surprised you actually did that.

I didn't want to be stuck with the same stuff that I had just been bored with for another 6 hrs (SEA-EWR), and nothing for 2hrs (SFO-SEA) .



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