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.