Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,

Man, Jet Blue rocks!

So I am terrified of flying. Well, terrified might be a bit strong, but I heartily dislike it. When the plane takes off my fingers are digging into the armrest and my teeth rip into my tongue in the precious seconds before the plane touches down. Every little bump while in the air makes me stop what I am doing and shiver. Flying may be safer than driving in an automobile, but it freaks me out anyway.

But I have to say, if I'm going to be trapped in a little metal box for five hours, Jet Blue's definitely the way to go. The trip was soooo much nicer than my previous adventures on Delta, Southwest and United.

First of all, you get snacks. My mother had told me that all airlines* had cut free snacks/food on domestic flights, so I figured I was going to be veerrrry hungry by the time I got to Boston. But Jet Blue has mutant blue potato chips, or animal crackers, or a whole pile of other choices. Yum. They're pretty on-top of the drink service, too; I must have been offered water bottles three or four times, and each time I accepted the flight attendant handed over two little 8 oz bottles. (What? I'm very easily impressed.)

This was also the first time I've been on a domestic flight with personalized in-flight entertainment - is that a normal thing now? I had figured I'd spend most of the flight sleeping, but my brain refused to turn off, so I ended up spending the majority of the flight watching Mythbusters and Family Guy and whatever else I could find on the Direct TV.

Plane was clean and everything looked shiny and new. My legs were still cramped and I still felt like hell after a sleepless night (I left California at 9:50 pm and arrived in Boston just before 6:00am) but it could have been so much worse.

*Motherly advice may have erred. United has cut the snacks, but I don't know if anyone else has.
Tags: airplane, boston, flying, jet blue, vacation

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