Well, I don't think I will do a trip report...
I flew the first flight out of LGA
today for FLL
6am departure N569JB Blue Brothers... on time departure and early arrival...
No festivity at LGA
at all -- only one mention of this being the inaugural flight -- no poster, no cert... I was a bit disappointed, but I guess all the festivities were saved for the 10am flight. The service was fine and on the outbound, we got the new system with 30+ channels and four FOX movie testing channels -- Moulin Rouge, Princess Bride, Sound of Music, and the Rocky Horror Show with the new channels of USA Network....
I flew the 11:10am return... there was more festivities at FLL
and I think the folks at the 9am flight got some posters. Anyway, there was a full day buffet with bottled waters and orange juice (Minute Maid), and then full array of breakfast breads -- bagels, croissants, muffins... There were some kind of PR
people around and for some reasons, there were more than seven handicapped passengers in our flight... and one of the Jetblue staff just asked what they wanted and brought them coffee and breakfast pastry... that was very nice. Pilots were mingling with passengers and announcing that it was the first day flying in and out of LGA
. The aircraft was an older one -- BlueBird N503JB with the basic 24 channels setup... It was on time departure and early arrival again... what a surprise for LGA
Jetblue used gate A5, next to Air Canada and Continental's gate areas... for both of my flights at LGA
. There was a B6
counter at gate A5 sitting next to AC
stuff. jetblue has its own check in counters next to Canjet and Continental with the IBM machines for passengers without bags. It has its own dedicated carousel for bags as well, next to canjet/Continental again.
There were lots of B6
employees in LGA
today... it certainly marks a new era here.
Almost forget... the load is very good -- almost full with a few empty middle seats... even the 6am flight... I was lucky to get an empty middle on both ways...