Review of JetBlue Airways flight Los Angeles New York in Premium Eco

Airline JetBlue Airways
Flight B61424
Class Premium Eco
Seat 9A
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 05:18
Take-off 23 Nov 18, 21:14
Arrival at 24 Nov 18, 05:32
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rbix
By GOLD 1230
Published on 22nd March 2019
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! ;)

Inbound flight can be found here!

Pre-flight


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
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Terminal 5 Departures interior
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Using the automated kiosks again to check-in for the flight
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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
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Heading to security
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Post-security


Airside in a nutshell
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FIDS
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Heading towards the gate


Gate area


Boarding pass
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Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100, N521NK, which will serve as NK128 to BWI
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From what I could remember, it was about a 20 minute wait before we were able to board
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Heading back home!
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By the time I got to the gate, people already gathered to cue up
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Heading down the aerobridges
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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

Inflight


Mint
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Even More Space rows
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My seat: 9A
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Snooze kit - consisting of ear plugs and an eye mask
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View from my seat
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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.
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Legroom
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Cabin view
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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.
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Cabin lights dimmed in preparation for takeoff
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Views while taxiing to the runway
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After the short taxi to the runway, we took off at 9:23 PM
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Views of Long Beach post-departure
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Thanks for everything, LA! See you soon!
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The inflight wifi known as Fly-Fi came on almost 5 minutes after takeoff! I have to say, it was quite remarkable
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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

Sprite
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Inflight snacks
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Cruising over Arizona
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Cabin view inflight
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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
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The small "galley" area consisting of complimentary drinks and snacks
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After streaming a few episodes into a TV show, I switched to the inflight map to find out our current location
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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
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When I woke up, I ultimately realised that we were already starting to descend into New York.
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Mood lighting change
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Final shots before landing
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Cabin lights dimmed in preparation for landing
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We landed at 5:03 AM, which was half an hour ahead of the schedule arrival time

Views of JFK upon landing
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Actual flight route
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Taxiing towards Terminal 5
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Docking at gate 22, with a view of JetBlue Airbus A321-200, N974JT, which will soon serve as B6559 to KIN
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Post-flight


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
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From then on, I proceeded outside where I met my Uber driver and then headed back home during the early morning
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JFK Terminal 5 arrivals exterior
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Verdict

JetBlue Airways

8.0/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering7.5

Los Angeles - LAX

8.6/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

New York - JFK

9.1/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

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!

Information on the route Los Angeles (LAX) New York (JFK)

14 Comments

  • Comment 494138 by
    KL651 TEAM 4433 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    The small amenity kit is a very nice gesture on this redeye flight, kudos to jetBlue for providing that.
    Otherwise it's a pretty common transcon product on a newer aircraft, the crew makes the difference and jetBlue's seem good at that

    • Comment 494478 by
      rbix GOLD AUTHOR 68 Comments

      Thanks for the comment! I definitely agree that the small amenity kit was a nice gesture, especially with this red-eye flight. That's one of the reasons why I love flying with JetBlue, primarily due to its prices as well as friendly cabin crew. I'd definitely fly with them again! Happy travels!

  • Comment 494174 by
    sotto_Deactivated 83 Comments

    May God protect me from ever having to fly with an American airline, let alone within the US. Premium Economy; a flight duration of 5:15 hrs; and then just a drink and lousy cookies. And that is still rated with 7.5 points of 10 (?).In comparison: a LH-service in Economy or with SQ would be rated with a minimum of 25 or 35 points. a lot also depends on the passenger's claim.Today is not the way to the goal, but how to get the cheapest from A to B only. Under these circumstances then could niverauloses travel establish themselves.

    • Comment 494424 by
      KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4865 Comments

      You're comparing international flights to a domestic service. This may be a 5 hour flight, but it is purely a domestic U.S. service. It is unfortunate, but no meal services in Economy have been the standard for domestic U.S. flights for the last 2 decades.

      • Comment 494481 by
        sotto_Deactivated 83 Comments

        It is nonsensical to absolutely refer to a full-fledged on-board service on the Fist Class. Look at aisian airlines. There is served in Economy - and for a domestic flight - a hot meal. There are also enough reports in FLIGHT-REPORT, so you do not just have to know this personally.But I also experienced that personally in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.Once upon a time American airlines played on board as if they had invented flying. But today everything is different.I myself have experienced that in a two-hour flight in First Class within America, only one MARS was served at DL. Dreadful ! Equivalent experience I have also made at UA and especially AA. I know what I'm talking about, because these are not just my personal experiences, but as a catering manager for a European airline, my professional experience; I could list for a long time. That's why I come to the conclusion: God forbid me ever to have to fly again with an American airline.

        • Comment 494816 by
          BKojote 5 Comments

          Your priorities are misplaced.

          1. This is a red-eye flight meaning most people are sleeping and ate in the terminal or before the flight. A full meal service is not a priority on this flight.

          2. Most US consumers would rather place better priority on legroom, seat comfort, and connectivity, which JetBlue does better than just about any international airline. Hell that's more service than British Airways offers intra-europe.

          3. There's food available for purchase if you so desire, and it is of higher quality than the disgusting meals serviced in economy on international carriers. I seriously cannot fathom why you insist on a complimentary plate of re-heated slop. You're complaining about the $8.00 for a more substantial food offering?

          4. This is a low cost carrier. Most Asian low cost carriers charge for drinks and snacks. Scoot doesn't even allow you to bring your own on the plane. Even SAS will charge you for more than one non-alcoholic drink on an *international* flight.

    • Comment 494465 by
      BKojote 5 Comments

      You’re comparing a red-eye US domestic flight to an international flight. There’s different price points and different priorities.

  • Comment 494296 by
    lbfortress 58 Comments

    I like JetBlue. I think they're flight crews are much nicer than any of the big 3. Nice report.

  • Comment 494841 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4865 Comments

    Hey RBix, thanks for another well written and interesting report. As far as LCCs go, JetBlue is one of the best in North America. They keep hinting about starting TATL service with the A321LR and o really hope it happens soon! A mint-style service on TATL would be great! They would just need to invest in some sort of lounge option.

    PS I sent you an email recently, let me know if you didn’t get it.

    Thanks for sharing!

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