FrequentFlier73
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Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:11 pm

I generally fly United, but I have been looking at other airlines as well to Florida. (Sometimes JB is lower than United on some flights)

However, a few people I know that have flown with JB in the past few years stated their quality has gone down.. cancelled flights, delayed flights (hours long) etc.

Is it that bad?
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masgniw
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:25 pm

Lol no. No more risk than flying another domestic product. In fact, some might argue it's the best. Be brave. Try something new.
 
FrequentFlier73
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:36 pm

masgniw wrote:
Lol no. No more risk than flying another domestic product. In fact, some might argue it's the best. Be brave. Try something new.



Other than a delay flying into Europe w/ United, I have had 0 problems with United.

Its not about being brave, but smart. ;)
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:12 pm

I’ve had a number of delays on JetBlue. But I’ve had a number of delays on every other airline too. However, other airlines don’t offer 32in seat pitch in Economy, along with free snacks and free baggage (on certain fares). If I have a choice, I’ll take JetBlue.
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:30 pm

The wife and I fly B6 a lot, delays happen, same as other airlines, the only real issue I have had with them is lack of staffing at the counters at FLL, to the point of them trying to refuse to check us in for our flight after standing in line for over an hour thanks to them only having 2 people on the desks, on a Sunday evening (10 cruise ships in port that day if I remember correctly).

The positives way out weight the negatives, along with WN, they are the only airline I trust if the crap hits the fan, and I am diamond on DL....That's more of a positive for B6/Wn than a negative for DL btw.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:52 pm

Flew Jetblue in July and had a really positive experience. I would highly recommend them
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:52 pm

There's really no added risk. There's no substantial difference in on-time performance between UA and B6, and I find B6's product (soft and hard) to beat UA's at every turn.
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:50 pm

I'm sorry.. JetBlue sounds like the scariest thing in the sky. Wouldn't dare to fly them, they are the only one with delays....
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:39 am

The OP has made four total posts and three of them are about some type of "fear" of JetBlue. Let's face reality -- this is an anti-JetBlue troll.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:47 am

IPFreely wrote:
The OP has made four total posts and three of them are about some type of "fear" of JetBlue. Let's face reality -- this is an anti-JetBlue troll.

It really is annoying that some posters have a clearly intense bias against a certain carrier isn’t it? (Hint hint)
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:03 am

FrequentFlier73 wrote:
I generally fly United, but I have been looking at other airlines as well to Florida. (Sometimes JB is lower than United on some flights)

However, a few people I know that have flown with JB in the past few years stated their quality has gone down.. cancelled flights, delayed flights (hours long) etc.

Is it that bad?


A "few people". And, in the "past few years." So what? Welcome to this forum - provide us with statistics to back up your claims.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:22 am

I've flown them through the century. (This one) And I must report satisfactory service, amazing seats (mainly on their older A320s) and decent crew.
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:30 pm

I have flown B6 for ages and have no complaints. Prefer them over UA anytime of the day if thats what you want me to say UA fanboy :)
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:32 pm

Well, for the record, I've been cancelled on all the carriers, but the one that has severely screwed me over the most for inconvenience, several times, is Southwest. Yet, I still fly them.
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:10 pm

I fly B6 quite a bit. I really like the airline, and I really love the product. Unfortunately I have to say that I'm really not thrilled with their punctuality lately. It's a recent turn of events with them though, as they were usually very punctual.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:34 am

evank516 wrote:
I fly B6 quite a bit. I really like the airline, and I really love the product. Unfortunately I have to say that I'm really not thrilled with their punctuality lately. It's a recent turn of events with them though, as they were usually very punctual.


Maybe I'll give them a shot, as I have two different flights to book.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:58 pm

Serious, compared to other airlines and especially the ultra low co$t carriers, JetBlue is a way better airline.
Why endure the nightmare and congestion of LAX when BUR, LGB, ONT & SNA is so much easier to fly in and out of.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:03 pm

Yeah jetBlue is an awesome airline. Their T5 in JFK is fine. They *are* prone to delays but consider where their hubs are. I mean FLL in summer - lotta CBs, JFK and Boston has weather. A lot! A fact of life. Could they be better about it? Yes indeed and I think they improved but at the end of the day, I'd rather be annoyed sipping a coffee surfing the web at the terminal than flying in wx that is not optimal. But still great legroom in coach and comfy seats.
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:37 pm

FrequentFlier73 wrote:

Other than a delay flying into Europe w/ United, I have had 0 problems with United.



Then I'll go out on a limb and say you haven't flown with United very much.

You could have a problem on any airline. Stuff happens. B6 has one of the best domestic economy products out there.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:15 pm

I think this thread is a perfect example of why this site needs to bring back paid memberships. Here we have a brand new member who didn't pay a penny creating a thread about an airline being "worth the risk", as if B6 is the only airline that delays or cancels. I can find "a few people" who will say anything you want to hear about any airline. Find me a plane that returns to the gate for a hard mechanical with no spares and I'll show you almost 100% dissatisfaction with that airline. Perhaps I'm out of line, in which case I apologize, but the quality of threads on this site has tanked since ditching paid membership.
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:46 pm

I heard Jetblue offers generous amount of legroom.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:07 pm

If you look just at overall on time stats Jetblue isn't great. But this is because the majority of its flying is based in congested northeast airports (BOS and JFK). If it had hubs in the Midwest or other less congested airports its on time % would be much higher.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:40 am

I generally fly United, but I have been looking at other airlines as well to Florida.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:05 pm

tan1mill wrote:
I think this thread is a perfect example of why this site needs to bring back paid memberships. Here we have a brand new member who didn't pay a penny creating a thread about an airline being "worth the risk", as if B6 is the only airline that delays or cancels. Perhaps I'm out of line, in which case I apologize, but the quality of threads on this site has tanked since ditching paid membership.

I agree. In accord, a phenonemon I have also noticed now that membership is no longer paid, are the number of people who posess more than one account. They can now "add" to the thread by backing up their own statements. Or state innaccuracies so that they have the "pleasure" of correction enforcing their point. I am sure those members with psychiatric experience would have fun looking at these threads!

But ... back to JetBlue. As other than stating statistics, everything else is merely anecdotal, I flew Mint / Business Suite from SFO to JFK. It was as pleasant an experience as any on a Domestic American flight. I can't see the "risk".
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:22 pm

RamblinMan wrote:
FrequentFlier73 wrote:

Other than a delay flying into Europe w/ United, I have had 0 problems with United.



Then I'll go out on a limb and say you haven't flown with United very much.

You could have a problem on any airline. Stuff happens. B6 has one of the best domestic economy products out there.


Been flying United quite often since the merger, and Continental before that. Couple times a year, and every so often internationally.
 
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Re: Jet Blue, worth the risk?

Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:58 pm

FlyRow wrote:
I'm sorry.. JetBlue sounds like the scariest thing in the sky. Wouldn't dare to fly them, they are the only one with delays....


I hope you are being sarcastic...

I have been delayed and had flights canceled on a variety of airlines. I have had some sort of major delay or cancellation three times in a row on AC. However the last time I was delayed on AC it turned out to be a good thing. The Rouge flight YYZ-EDI had a mechanical failure so we had to get off the plane and a new one brought it. We got off almost five hours late. If we would have left on time we would have arrived minutes before a big power outage that had the airport shut down for hours with passengers stuck waiting to get through customs. I was glad I was stuck in the terminal at YYZ than stuck in EDI in the dark.

My dad has been a frequent business traveler since 1970 and he's been delayed or canceled by every domestic airline. It seems that location of where your flying to or from raises your chances of a problem more than the particular airline. Unless you're dealing with G4, then it's more than likely the airline not the congested airport.
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