First of all, jetBlue will not do well this quarter, but that is mainly due to the hurricanes. They are not losing passengers or anything like that. In fact, a lot of people go out of their way (past Song, past Indy Air, past Southwest) to fly jetBlue.
flight to LGA
(Friday) was booked up until row 17! And this is with little advertising and it was booked about 4 or 5 weeks out! Not to mention the route is only 2 weeks old!
I have commented on jetBlue before, but that was when it was a novelty...to me DirecTV is as important as in flight service and the view (on my outbound, it will be dark, so IFE is very important!)....However, I am going to fly with an open mind and have an honest opinion of the airline. I do not think my opinion will be negative (I think they are doing something right, making ANY profit in this industry!) My departing flgiht FROM LGA
had very similiar loads, again 5 weeks out!
Some concerns I have:
I'm here at FLL
, so my departure flight should be no problem, but lets say that there is a problem with the plane at LGA
, we're stuck! Now, I must reiterate that we are at FLL
, which can see up to 5 B6
planes at once, so it is more of an issue for me as, say, an a.net member in ONT
, cities which only get 1 plane per day. (hope this makes sense)
Also, how accurate is the 15 minute baggage deal...My dad is worried that with our flight being the only one that it will take forever to get the bags...his idea: don't check bags (he has never checked bags in his life, unless on a family trip); my concern: TSA
is very strict, they'll go through our 3 carry on clothing bags looking for the hairdryer (lol)...I'll say to my dad "told ya so!" Do you think that we should check our bags or carry them on (note, we will also be carrying on a backpack, purse, and possibly a laptop case; wich I believe all count as a personal item.)
I'm looking foward to jetBlue, and I think it will be a great expirence, but I am going to give no opinion until I actually fly them...so expect a trip report Sunday or Monday!