I don't usually do a trip report for a domestic Economy flight, but I wanted to make a couple of quick notes about our recent flight between New York (JFK) and Portland, Oregon (PDX). The plane leaves NYC in the early evening, flies direct to Portland then turns around and comes back as a redeye. We took advantage of my husband's Mosaic status to upgrade to Even More Space for 800 JetBlue points per leg. Our September flight to Seattle was nearly identical.
- The old Airbus A320 had no at-seat power, but it did have fast, free Wi-Fi. According to this post, only 31 of their 230 planes have at-seat power in regular Economy Class seats (the planes with Mint First Class cabins)
- Hot/fresh food for purchase in Economy is available only on Mint planes. A snack box it is…
- Regular Economy seats on JetBlue have as much legroom (34") as United/Delta/AA have in their Economy Plus cabins.
- JetBlue's Even More Space option gives you 38" – as much as most domestic First Class has
- While we love the legroom, it's a world of difference when there's only two of you in the row
- Despite what their program guide tells you, their DirecTV does show the Tour de France!
- My seatback TV was broken so the flight attendant let me drink for free the whole flight
- They take Apple Pay on board
- You get half off in-flight purchases when buying with your JetBlue Mastercard
- Neck pillows and blankets for sale
- Free eyeshades and earplugs in Economy on redeye flights. Lots of their eastbound transcons are redeyes.
|JetBlue's regular A320 planes (no First/Mint class)|
|38" seats in Even More Space|
|Gah! I forgot hot food is only on Mint planes!|
|Yay Tour de France! (and yes, me and the hubby shared one set of headphones and watched it together on his TV)|