Well as someone who has been with the company since 2004 on the front line, it is amazing to see how the company has grown and matured over the years. To think that the airline serves over 100 destinations, with over 1000 flights per day, has extensive operations (and in some cases is #1) in large airports like JFK, BOS, FLL, MCO and SJU, even though they were in their infancy when 9/11 hit, then made it through the great recession, continues to offer the most legroom in coach, free snacks and beverages, free IFE which is being improved and expanded with the new Avant installations and extended WiFi range, lots of public service initiatives, and a culture that still cannot be compared to most airlines in existence, I wish them a happy 20th!
Are they perfect? No. Not many companies are.
Do they have issues? Sure. Most companies do.
Am I pumped with Blue Juice? No, and haven't been for years.
Have I always been happy? No, I even left B6 at one point...guess what, the grass isn't always greener.
I am heavily involved in improving the experience for customers with this revised A320 interior, I spend 16 days per month in SAL (which I have no problem with), and I deal with a TON of B.S., but in the end it is a job that pays me well and the company not only listens to my concerns (from immediate supervisor through our President who has also come to visit) but actually addresses them.
As far as cake and doughnuts goes, I don't know what was done at the blue cities, but I do know that 20th anniversary buttons were made and distributed (which are collectable items). I've worked for much larger places that have done much less at times of celebration.
For those who work for B6, especially those who have been around since the early years, when the odds were completely stacked against us, where we had to survive things like flight 292, the Valentine's Day Massacre of 2007 (where someone spit on me in the grocery store while getting some milk and dinner on my way home after a 20-hour day), fleet diversification, addition of "Even More" seating and "Mint", fare packaging, etc., this is a big thing to celebrate. If you have negative things to say, take it to another thread with the rest of the haters, this is a celebratory thread. If you are that unhappy with B6, as a crewmember, please use the speak up survey or look at other airlines which are hiring and see if the grass is greener. For those not employed with B6 and bashing, get a goddamn life, stop trolling, let the people who want to celebrate actually celebrate. It IS a milestone for the little airline that shouldn't have made it beyond a year or two, and those who worked their asses off to make it happen beyond all odds. It IS a reason for celebration for those who sacrificed so much.
In summation, congrats to JetBlue for another decade of expansion an maturation against all odds and an ever increasing competition strength. You deserve to celebrate, and for those that say different, choke on a bag of Blue Chips.
I'm done with this thread....
"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"