Jetblue definitely finds a cool destination to start and this 65th blue city will hopefully be successful. I can see it continued as a summer seasonal flight till it built up a loyal base. Jetblue definitely has a better inflight product compared to Alaska Airlines, as well as more advanced entertainment system, complimentary snacks, and one piece of complimentary check-in bag. Of course, Alaska Airlines has a much better mileage program, but I am sure it can steal some passengers who care more about comfort and will find the free check-in bag useful. I hope you enjoy the report!
Here is the second inaugural feature – two new Jetblue Cities in a week!
In preparation for the arrival of Memorial day weekend, Jetblue launches two new Jetblue cities in a week. Despite Jetblue has sort of flying to Martha’s Vineyard through its Cape Air’s codesharing, Jetblue is finally launching its own summer seasonal service to Martha’s Vineyard.
- Did you spot the hint on the problems this Jetblue’s inaugural flight will encounter soon?
May 26, 2011
-MVY Lv1325 Arr1429 EMB-190IGW N309JB “Rhapsody in Blue”
Lv1505 Arr1608 EMB-190IGW N309JB “Rhapsody in Blue”
I have struggled a bit before booking this inaugural flight. First, the original inaugural date for the Anchorage service was the same as Martha’s Vineyard, and my preference is Anchorage. However, Jetblue soon revises the Anchorage inaugural flight with a new earlier departure time for the inaugural flight. It made it possible to fly back to NYC the next day. Most importantly, I discover that airfares to these Northeast cities are relatively high and this inaugural flight may be the opportunity to fly to Martha’s Vineyard with an affordable fare. I missed the Nantucket inaugural, so I don’t want to miss the MVY inaugural.
I am sure most of you are familiar with Jetblue’s new home at JFK
or can easily find terminal pictures. Not much terminal pictures! Despite being said many times, Jetblue’s new terminal is excellent in many aspects – lots of retail shops, restaurants and spaces. Memorial day weekend traffic has not hit JFK
yet, and things were still quiet and I was through security within ten minutes.
Gate 16 was our gate this afternoon, and when I arrived around noon, the inbound flight from Burlington had already arrived, and the gate was being set up to welcome the inaugural flight. Compared to Anchorage, this inaugural is very low profile, but nonetheless, the usual amenities are offered – gift bag and buffet. Soon an announcement was made to welcome MVY passengers to the buffet. It was definitely a nice thing to do and the buffet was very good with many sandwiches, wraps, and subs with chips and plates of cookies. The usual speech was made prior to boarding, and I will let the pictures do the talking now!
Gate 16 – blue and white balloons – a grand entrance
Star of the Day – N309JB “Rhapsody in Blue”– EMB190IGW delivered in June 2009
Window Pane livery