The Pros and Cons of Flying on JetBlue

October 29, 2019 Hanny 2 Comments

For the past few days, I have been traveling to different states and on different planes. I have been on JetBlue, Delta, American and Southwest this month alone.

Each airline has something different to offer and although I haven’t been flying in first class/business, I thought it’d be great to show what coach seats are like in each one. That’s where the Pros and Cons of flying with JetBlue comes in.

Like any other method of transportation, there’s always going to be a pro or a con (depends on who you ask), but based on my trips alone, I was able to find a mix of pros and cons. More pros for some and more cons for others.

However, before I talk about the other airlines I’ve been on this month alone, let’s talk about flying with JetBlue.

Overview of JetBlue

Flying JetBlue

It’s easy to book via JetBlue and their prices can be fairly cheap, if you know how to look for cheap tickets.

Since I don’t check my bags, I don’t worry much about additional charges. However, one thing you should know is that checked bags are included with your fare depending on what fare you pick.

JetBlue has three different fares to choose from – Blue, Blue Plus or Blue Flex.

I had chosen the Blue, which does require a fee for checked bags. The first bag is $25 and the second bag is $35.

Now before I go into the pros and cons, please do keep in mind that airplanes are all different and the type of aircraft I got on may not be the same as the one you get on. That said, my flight from Orlando to Houston was on the JetBlue Airbus A321.

Inside the plane

When it comes to domestic flights, I usually do not have any issues finding overhead space for my carry on (it also does depend on where you sit and how full the flight is).

What I love about JetBlue is that I’m able to pick my seat beforehand when I am booking or checking in for my flight. So I was able to get a nice spot next to the window.

Seats

Flying JetBlue

The seats were comfortable to me. I’m tiny so the regular legroom they offer passenger is sufficient, but if you have long legs, they do offer Even More Space seats for an extra charge.

Entertainment

Flying JetBlue

Even though my flight was only two and a half hours, the plane had some wonderful entertainment. I will sometimes read on the plane, but as someone who deals with flight anxiety, I am the type that loves to know how high we are from the ground.

Movies also help with my anxiety, so it’s nice to have a bunch of options to choose from on a plane.

Food and Drinks

Flying JetBlue

For any Domestic flight, don’t expect to get a five course meal in coach. JetBlue has snacks like any other plane, which is alright. I do enjoy that they have the Terra Chips.

They do have a menu, where you can purchase sandwiches and other goods in case the snacks they give aren’t enough. They also have alcoholic drinks for purchase as well.

Wi-Fi (Fly-Fi)

A lot of airlines offer free Wi-Fi, but they are mostly limited to text or watching movies (the free Wi-Fi). However, JetBlue offers Fly-Fi, which provides Wi-Fi for anything you need for free! I was able to check emails, text messages, WordPress, Instagram etc…

I even posted a photo to my Instagram while flying using the free Wi-Fi! It’s wonderful to have this, especially if you need to catch up on work or simply need to blog!

Pros and Cons

Now that I’ve given you an overview of what to expect on JetBlue, here are my pros and cons.

Pros

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Entertainment is available
  • A lot of new movies to watch and plenty of music to listen to
  • Comfortable seats
  • There’s USB outlets (great for charging phones!)

Cons

  • They sell their headphones and blankets. If you’re cold or forgot your headphones, and do not want to pay, you are screwed.
  • The remote for the TV screens are on the arm rest, so if you put your arms on the arm rest, you may accidentally change the channel.

As you can see, the cons aren’t too bad, but I do recommend taking headphones to watch movies, if you want to avoid paying for a pair.

Overall, my experience flying with JetBlue has been good so far and will definitely book with them again.

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2 Comments

  • Jemma May 11, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    I love airlines that let you pick your seat! Aisle seat is the best and I usually pay an extra $40 to pick one. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Hanny May 11, 2020 at 11:46 pm

      I love being able to pick my seat as well. It’s nice because I don’t always like getting the middle (I try to avoid it as much as possible)

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