I just flew JetBlue across the country, and I never want to fly on another airline

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Not my JetBlue flight.
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JetBlue

I have a United Airlines credit card, so I try to fly United whenever I can.

But on a recent trip from New York City to Las Vegas, all of my friends were flying JetBlue and I decided to join them.

I’m glad I did.

From the legroom to the snacks, to the hot towels that were passed out just before landing, I felt like I was being treated like a first class customer at a coach price.


Let’s start with the legroom. JetBlue claims that it has the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline at 32-33 inches.

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So much space!
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And the amount of legroom was the first thing I noticed when I sat down. I was even able to comfortably cross my legs.

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I didn’t have to struggle to cross my legs.
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Up next: Free wifi. At first I thought I had to be a TrueBlue member to get online for free, but even guests don’t pay to check Instagram throughout the flight.

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Just agree to the conditions and sign in as a guest.
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Something that might seem small, but was actually a huge perk: water. The flight attendants walked up and down the aisle almost the entire flight asking if you wanted more. I feel like I always get dehydrated on flights, and after this one, I felt great.

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The unlimited water on JetBlue kept me hydrated.
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In addition to the water there were unlimited snacks, which is important on a 5+ hour flight! You could pick from their signature Terra Blue chips, pretzels, cookies, and more.

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I ate my snack too quickly to take a photo.
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To pass the time while I drank water and ate snacks, I watched JetBlue’s free in-flight entertainment. I could even watch my guilty pleasure, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network.

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There were also several fairly new movies I could have watched. They change up the movies each month for flights over two hours.


Just before we started our descent, a flight attendant was walking down the aisle again. I figured she was just collecting trash, but as she got closer I realized she was passing around hot towelettes!

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The hot towelette was refreshing.
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My return flight was a red eye and I was exhausted. I was pleasantly surprised to see this “snooze kit” on my seat when I sat down.

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A snooze kit for my overnight flight.
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Inside was an eye mask and ear plugs, something I didn’t even get on my United flight to Portugal earlier this summer. I slept the whole flight, and felt refreshed when I landed in NYC.

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I wore the eye mask and it helped me sleep the whole flight
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Overall, my JetBlue experience was very enjoyable, something I can’t say about a lot of other flights I’ve taken. If JetBlue ever expands to start to fly to more destinations, I’ll definitely make the switch and ditch my United card.

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Right now, JetBlue mostly has destinations in the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico, and some in South America.
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JetBlue