FlyingFan18 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 68 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3804 times:
“One of my many trips to Orlando!”
Background: Every year my family and I go on at least 2-4 JFK-MCO trips. This time we were going to visit Universal Orlando. We decided to take jetBlue due to us having TrueBlue points. We were going of course during the winter recess we have here in New York and I was preparing for the worst.
Now this being my first trip report don’t be mad at me that I don’t have any photos of the aircraft we took. I basically have a whole bunch of interior shots. Pictures start after security.
Check-in: Check-in at jetBlue is always simple. Sky cap service is the best and for only 2 bucks a bag I’ll take it. After getting our tickets it was time to head inside towards security. As you probably know terminal 5 is amazing. It is just so beautiful and new.
Security: Security was quite long. The line kept moving and the security guys where nice. I was surprised when my brother and I were about to go through they wanted us to go through the new scanners. Being only 17 and 13 I was surprised about this. Right as I was about to step in the security guy asked us how old we were and we both answered the same time. It was quite funny. After telling the guy our ages he let us go through the regular medal detector. I really don’t want my 18th birthday to come.
Airside: Getting to the airport early expecting crowds we had some time to eat. I got a sandwich but kept half of it for later on the plane. We headed to our gate (Sorry! I don’t quite remember the number. I am pretty sure it was gate 17.). I spotted a beautiful Emirates Boeing 777-300 on its way to Dubai I think and hope:
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Don’t kill me if it is not a 777-300… remember I am new!
Boarding: As we got closer to boarding time an announcement was made saying that there is a technical issue and the TV’s are broken. They apologized but mentioned it would be ferried down to MCO anyway to get tech service. Boarding was a breeze. I was seated in seat 12A a window seat of course.
On Board: 285 by FlyingFan18, on Flickr
When did jetBlue get these remotes? Are they new?
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I’m skillful at photography. Just kidding, I just really like this plane.
Arrival: Once at the game I remembered that our plane was supposed to go in to service to fix those TVs but it seems jetBlue has lied. At the game the flight was going back to Buffalo! I guess it is worth the 15 bucks to everyone than to fix the plane or get a new one.
Florida: We then spent a couple of days in Florida exploring Universal. I really didn’t take pictures but I took one or two of our BMW we rented. It was awesome.
Check In: After dropping of our lovely BMW I didn’t want to get rid of we headed for skycap service at MCO. I just love MCO’s airport. We checked in and got our tickets. Sadly I don’t remember the gate number and don’t have any photos of the plane. What? Don’t be mad… I’m new remember!
Security: Ever since jetBlue moved to the new terminal or concourse whatever A I hate their security. It is always long and under construction. Security was okay and we were through in about 15-30 minutes.
Airside: After security I went straight to the information and saw our flight was delayed. I knew New York was having some bad weather so I figured we would have this delay. Our new arrival time is 7:06 about an hour later than we should have landed. We eat some Mexican food and head to the gate after a restroom stop.
Boarding: Boarding was smooth and painless once again I forgot to take a picture of the aircraft. Don’t be mad. I will start with my legroom shot.
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I know the rules a legroom shot is always needed.
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I sneaked a picture as we were approaching New York. As you can see it is sunny… for now.
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Heading towards the dark lovely clouds of New York.
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Looking down I saw the clouds where big and black. Then captain then came on and said we are in a holding pattern and the weather in JFK is just terrible. He said prepare for a bumpy flight and asked the cabin crew to be seated.
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Finally out of the holding pattern heading to JFK.
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Lovely picture of the sun going down with not so nice clouds below it.
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After entering the clouds. Yes I swear that was my view.
Landing: Let’s just say it was scary and very bumpy. I have never seen so many people throw up in my life. I was secretly hoping for a diversion or go around but as we kept heading down I couldn’t even take photos. Watching the map we circled around Long Island at least twice and finally landed on 22L. We got off the plane and I felt so bad for the incoming crew and current crew who had to clean up this mess. Luckily the crew where professional and amazing, thank you jetBlue!
Conclusion: What can I say? It was a classic jetBlue flight down to Florida like I always take. I love jetBlue but really want to try different airlines and explore. I will give this a 4/5 only for the TVs not working and the food prices for that small snack boxes. Besides that jetBlue is still my favorite airline.
Next Trip Reports: Watch out for my next trip reports.
LGA- GSO- LGA on Delta Express ERJ-145. Next Week- 4/20- 4/22
JFK- MCO- JFK on jetBlue A320-200. Sometime in June. Still in the works.
JFK- BCN- JFK on American B767-300. August 18-27.
Thanks for reading my first post on Airliners. Have a great night.
jblua320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3160 posts, RR: 21 Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3224 times:
Nice report, glad you enjoyed your flight with us. Sorry about the TVs, though!
To answer a few of your questions... The remote pad you had is a new pad that is being installed on all of our airplanes. Currently, I believe somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 airplanes have the new remote. As for the triangle sticker above the window, that is an indicator for the crew. Those stickers represent rows on the aircraft where the view to the wing is the clearest and most unobstructed, should the crew need to visually check for anything on the wing surface or during a mechanical issue.