modesto2
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First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:29 am

I'm flying JetBlue on Thursday for the first time, OAK-JFK. I'd like some general information about their in-flight services. How's the seat width and pitch? How many TV channels? What type of snack service? Any other noteworthy remarks about service?

Also, what terminal do they use at JFK? Do they occupy the whole terminal? What airlines occupy the adjacent terminals? (for spotting)

Anything else from you JetBlue lovers? Thanks for the scoop.
 
avi8tir
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RE: First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:35 am

I am not a fan of the LCC's.....I hate WN with a passion, but I love JetBlue. The seats are comfortable leather, but I think width, pitch is just average. You get something like 30 channels of direct TV. I have never personally flown them trans-con but from what I have experienced, you get a pretty good snack service with their signature Blue Potatoe Terra Chips. JB is a great airline. I highly recommend them. Just bring your own headphones because the ones you get are crap! Neverr flown them to JFK, so couldnt tell you about the terminal info, try checking their website. have fun!
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RE: First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:47 am

I am not a fan of the LCC's.....I hate WN with a passion,

You know, two years ago, I probably would have flamed you pretty good for that. But for an LCC (or any airline for that matter) that prides itself on good customer service, WN has really taken a flying leap for the worse. It's pretty sad when someone who works for a carrier will pay to fly someone else.


As for the topic, B6 are great from my exp (Mostly IAD-FLL). SMooth ride, nice interior layout (Don't care much one way or the other about leather, but it is very airy inside compared to just about every LCC & most LCs out there), never had a delay, lost baggage, etc. Enjoy your trip.
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RE: First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:50 am

Modesto2:

hope u enjoy ur flight! we have 6 snacks on board:
Terra Blue potatoe chips, Doritos Munchie snack mix, Animal Crackers, Choc Chip/Oatmeal cookies, and Choc Chip biscotti. (FYI, ur not just limited to one drink/snack...u can basically have as much as u want  Laugh out loud)

theres 24 ch of TV including a map of the planes location. u can actually go to our website i believe and u can get a printout of what exactly will be airing during ur flight.

u'll be arriving into T6 at JFK. Its only Jetblue there at that terminal. to the right is T5 (no airlines there) and to the left is T7...You'll mainly just see United there (they're on the right side of T7) though u could get a chance to see British Airways, America West, or even ANA (depending on what time u arrive). But w/ the UA though, u'll most likely see B777, B767, and UAXpress.

let us know how ur flight went. Enjoy!

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RE: First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:02 am

As a JetBlue connoisseur, allow me to tell you to expect a comfy leather seat and satellite TV. If you have not flown on an airline with tv before, it is pretty cool, although admittedly it gets boring after a few hours. It is great from NY-Florida but the transcons are long. If you are taking the redeye, one option is just shutting the tv off and getting some shuteye, especially because several of the 24 channels have infomercials and repeats! Overall the tv is great though and it can certainly help pass some time, calm some nerves and even block out children and other noises! The headsets are free but you can also bring your own set (which will most likely be better quality).

I have always found the service to be friendly and professional. You can expect drinks and snacks but not much else. To some, this is a liability and a reason not to choose an LCC. To me, I'd rather save the money and bring my own food aboard (JetBlue recommends it!). I don't know about the choice at OAK, but many airports now have places to buy food to-go, conveniently by the gate area. The pitch of the seats on JetBlue is actually better in the back of the aircraft (rows 12-26) and I think it is 34" - not too shabby. If you can handle the exit row, always ask for that, but remember the only "bulkhead" seating is row 1.

JetBlue flies into Terminal 6 in JFK, sandwiched in between the famous T5 (former TWA terminal) and T7 (British & United being primary tenants). Due to growth of B6, it now has the terminal all to itself. There is nothing particularly wonderful about T6 but take it from me that it looks worlds better today than it did 5 years ago after TWA had vacated! You can catch some looks of the runway just outside the terminal but I have always found the views from T6 to be blocked by jetways or other JetBlue aircraft. In fact until recently, I have always found JFK to be annoyingly difficult for spotting, but I have found a decent new spot. The bridge leading to the AirTrain station outside T6 has good views of the eastern half of the airport. I was there a few weeks ago and spent an hour or so watching planes land and takeoff - got some strange views from people - but had no problems and loved it. Afternoon is best for spotting international carriers come and go.

Hopefully you will enjoy the service and find the experience to be a good one. I have flown B6 many times and I love them. I can see why I am not alone in this point of view. I have always said that no airline is perfect and no airline can be all things to all people, but JetBlue does a good job of balancing low fares with quality service and decent comfort. It seems the only people in here who dislike them are other airline employees or family members.
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RE: First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:10 am

I've flown B6 twice, including a transcon, and think very highly of it. You won't be disappointed.
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RE: First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:45 am

If you're flying the redeye then leave enough time for security. you would think that at that time of night OAK would not be crowded but it's packed with the overnight flights to Mexico and the few redeye flights going east. I think B6 does IAD and JFK redeyes from here.
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RE: First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:29 am

Let me give my honest opinion too:

The TV is nothing overly great, but it certainly does help time fly (haha!). The seats are comfortable, and the legroom in the back is certainly much more pleasant. Women can easily cross their legs without touching the seat in front of them. The service is always friendly - never overly friendly - but better than others. The planes are clean and I don't think your flight will be too full, however. JetBlue has T6, which is not really the most beautiful terminal, but there's a lot to do in there. Also if you have a window seat, the arrival into JFK is beautiful (especially at night).

Hope this helps, and I wish you a comfortable and safe trip.

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RE: First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:06 am

I have flown B6 on a Non-Rev pass a couple of times, and they are AWESOME!!!. Unlimited snacks, friendly crew, and the A320s are great.
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FA4UA
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RE: First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:20 am

Expect a lot of hype and a decent product.

Overpromised, underdelivered.

just my 2 cents

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RE: First Time On JetBlue - What To Expect?

Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:38 pm

I do not agree with FA4UA, because I would not say that they are over rated. But, FA4UA don't get me wrong I love United too. The TV lets the time fly by extremely fast, although it might get a little boring and tiring to look at it for 5 hours. I haven't flown B6 across the US but I have done California trips, four times, they are a very good airline. The staff is very friendly, and will assist you in every way possible. You will not regret flying with them.

I hope you will have a pleasant flight,
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