Frequentflier From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 422 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1426 times:
I would just like to say how much I love JetBlue.
When I first rode to Florida on board this amazing airline, I knew from the time I entered JFK's Terminal 6 that the experience would be out of this world. As our A320 pulled up to the gate, for the first time ever before a flight, I truly felt like jumping up and down. On board the aircraft, I was amazed at the truly innovative entertainment system, classy interior, and friendly service. The flight attendants want to have a conversation with passengers, and for the most part, the passengers want to have conversations with them.
Anyone who has ever compared JetBlue to SWA needs to fly them to see the difference. JetBlue is worlds apart from major airlines and worlds apart from other low fare carriers. In short, they are their own category of airline, one that cannot be described in words.
SWALUVFA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 277 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1373 times:
Not only are they a great airline, they are awesome to other airline's employees!! They treat people from other airlines so good and they let us jumpseat on them for free which is sooo nice on their part! Thanks JetBlue!
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3777 posts, RR: 30 Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1369 times:
There's lots to love about jetBlue. My main reason is more about what they don't do than what they do; namely (in sharp contrast to the hapless "full-service" majors) they don't promise what they cannot consistently deliver and, above all, they don't play a convoluted plethora of marketing and pricing games.
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
I agree with Everybody in the posts before this one. All of you people have clear heads and know that jetBlue is GREAT. Everybody I have met from jetBlue is SO NICE. Last Christmas, David Neeleman and Al Spain even sent me a Christmas Card. a month before that, D.G.N sent me his Desk Card saying "Thanks for your interest in jetBlue" along with an autographed picture." I would like to see any other airlines do that. I tried NWA, and they said they couldn't because they get too many requests for personal items. What? and jetBlue doesn't.
Cmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1257 times:
I was just thinking about this today, I have not met someone who does not like JetBlue. Personally I'd like to travel them but we're an AA family and where JetBlue goes, we'll either take AA or drive.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5526 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1249 times:
I'll be taking B6 JFK-LGB later this month, and I'm really looking forward to it. My only prior experience with them was a short JFK-BUF trip in the summer of 2000, when they'd only been around a few months. I was impressed then and expect things'll be the same on the upcoming trip.
By the way, the current issue of Forbes has a feature article on B6. It's generally a favorable article, with a lot of attention to David Neeleman's business acumen, though there's a cautionary note about the dangers of too-fast expansion. Fortunately, it looks as if B6 is being fairly conservative when it comes to expansion.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
Spark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1189 times:
My first flight is next Friday. I'm going from OAK-LGB. I expect them to become my main choice when I fly to LA (about once a year). I checked them out for my flight to Providence at Christmas, but it didn't work out. JFK is too far away, and they had too high a cost. I couldn't pass up a $198 deal on Delta (my first flight on Delta).
Hey, I'm excited about it. I get to fly the coolest airline in a week. Christmas Day I knock off another airline, and another airport (ATL), and another state (GA).
On Jet Blue I just get to knock off another airline.
Frequentflier From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 422 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1103 times:
Just another thing to add to my immense list of reasons to love them:
The only time that I have actually witnessed an aviation conversation in my school was when a bunch of people were raving about JetBlue. When I wore my JetBlue shirt around town one day, TONS of people asked me where I got the shirt and said how much they loved that airline.
B-OTCH From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 139 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1011 times:
As far a PR goes, jetBlue is perfect. They really got all the bases covered.
The problem with them is not something the average person would see. First off, they don't really treat their employees as good as everyone thinks. If you don't work at JFK (or soon to be LGB) you don't have a chance at full time. Getting another job isn't as easy as it sounds, cause the hours suck. You work like a madman, and unless you want to go to in-flight (which most of the gate agents do...They have a high turn around) you really have no chance at promotion.
Also, IMHO the hiring process there is flawed. My interview was a joke, we just sat around and talked about nothing that had anything to do with the job. They have hired a large number of people who really have no clue what they are doing. I've seen people almost get themselves killed, I've seen blatant disregard for polices, and a lot more. The problem is, there is no discipline. Everyone in HR is so lovey-dovey there, they let people get away with murder. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for good employee relations, but there comes a time where you have to crack the whip. Much like a child who isn't disciplined by his parents, things get out of control.
There too much "its not what you know, its who you know". People getting hired cause they are "friends or family". If these people were competent, I wouldn't have a problem with it, but more times then not, they aren't. I've seen too many highly skilled people with airline experience not even get an interview.
I also believe they have a real problem with middle management, a case of "too many chiefs and not enough Indians"
Anyway, just the opinion of someone who was on the inside...
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 922 times:
I'm also a True(Blue) jetBlue lover, after I had the honor to fly them on two roundtrips LGB-OAK-LGB in September. They were even better than I expected, if you are interested in two trip reports, just go to the trip report forum and search for 'Udo' (author). Many things which are praised here are mentioned in the reports.