Hi everyone! Welcome to yet another leg of this somewhat off-series trip report! After an amazing few days at a wedding and relaxing in Los Angeles, it was time to face reality yet again and head back to New York flying on JetBlue's Airbus A321-200 aircraft. I have to say, I'm glad I was able to trade in the cold weather in New York for some pleasant sunshine in Southern California. I even got a lot done while in LA, so I'm glad to check it off my bucket list of places to travel. Anyways, without further ado, let's get to this report! ;)
We weren't staying far from the airport, so we had plenty of time to spare since the flight wasn't until 10:55 PM. In fact, my parents and I ended up spending our last day eating an amazing lunch and catching up after a while, as well as relax before finally heading to the airport at around 8:40 PM.
Terminal 5 Departures at Los Angeles International Airport
Terminal 5 Departures interior
Using the automated kiosks again to check-in for the flight
At least time time, I was able to check-in without any struggle like the last time. So, I was done within 10 minutes before I proceeded to security
Heading to security
Airside in a nutshell
Heading towards the gate
Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100, N521NK, which will serve as NK128 to BWI
From what I could remember, it was about a 20 minute wait before we were able to board
Heading back home!
By the time I got to the gate, people already gathered to cue up
Heading down the aerobridges
Some pre-flight information: Date: 23 November 2018 Airline: JetBlue Flight Number: B6 1424 Route: Los Angeles (LAX) - New York (JFK) Aircraft: Airbus A321-200 Registration: N964JT Distance: 2472 miles Scheduled Departure Time: 9:14 PM Actual Departure Time: 9:23 PM Scheduled Arrival Time: 5:32 AM Actual Arrival Time: 5:03 AM Flight Time: 5 hrs 18 mins Departure Gate at LAX: 59 Arrival Gate at JFK: 22
Even More Space rows
My seat: 9A
Snooze kit - consisting of ear plugs and an eye mask
View from my seat
The first thing I noticed upon settling into my seat is the entertainment system and how it is a huge leap ahead compared to the A320. There were a good selection of movies and television shows.
It took about 15 minutes for boarding to be completed. The next thing I knew was that we were already pushing back from the gate.
Cabin lights dimmed in preparation for takeoff
Views while taxiing to the runway
After the short taxi to the runway, we took off at 9:23 PM
Views of Long Beach post-departure
Thanks for everything, LA! See you soon!
The inflight wifi known as Fly-Fi came on almost 5 minutes after takeoff! I have to say, it was quite remarkable
Then, I got my laptop yet again and watched some movies and TV shows on Netflix
After a few minutes, the cabin crew started to come around to take drink orders which were complimentary as always
Cruising over Arizona
Cabin view inflight
I was quite a fan of the mood lighting on this flight. As far as I can remember, it remained in this colour scheme the entire way until we started to descend for landing in New York
The small "galley" area consisting of complimentary drinks and snacks
After streaming a few episodes into a TV show, I switched to the inflight map to find out our current location
I continued to watch more episodes of my Netflix content before ultimately calling it a night over New Mexico, with approximately 2-3 hours remaining for the flight
When I woke up, I ultimately realised that we were already starting to descend into New York.
Mood lighting change
Final shots before landing
Cabin lights dimmed in preparation for landing
We landed at 5:03 AM, which was half an hour ahead of the schedule arrival time
Views of JFK upon landing
Actual flight route
Taxiing towards Terminal 5
Docking at gate 22, with a view of JetBlue Airbus A321-200, N974JT, which will soon serve as B6559 to KIN
Disembarking/Arrival into JFK
It was quite a short walk to the baggage claim area
However, it did take some time for my bags to arrive
From then on, I proceeded outside where I met my Uber driver and then headed back home during the early morning
JFK Terminal 5 arrivals exterior
Los Angeles - LAX
New York - JFK
To sum it all up, I'd say that this flight on JetBlue was not a bad one. It was definitely a huge leap forward from the seats on the A320 (which I found out that the airline will soon be rephrasing with the current seats on the A321-200, which is a huge relief)! I was quite impressed with the crew, who were friendly and professional throughout this red-eye transcontinental flight. The one factor I loved about this flight was the on-time performance of the flight where we departed and arrived ahead of schedule!
As always, thank you so much for reading this as this is the end of this off-series trip report. I hope you enjoyed it. I will be posting more trip reports in the near future. So, be sure to tune in next time for my next travel series coming up soon!
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