Review of JetBlue Airways flight New York Nashville in Economy

Airline JetBlue Airways
Flight 1073
Class Economy
Seat 10D
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:33
Take-off 28 Mar 22, 08:12
Arrival at 28 Mar 22, 09:45
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By GOLD 1147
Published on 6th April 2022

I've flown 879 segments on commercial flights but none of them on a US domestic flight although I've been to the US about eight times.

I was flying from New York JFK where I arrived the evening before from Iceland.

This route usually has 7 flights a day with American, Delta and JetBlue. I chose JetBlue as the time of departure suited me the best.

My day didn't start well. I spent the night at the Hilton JFK. Hilton used to be synonymous with luxury; this hotel is not better than hundreds of no-name motels all over the suburbs in the USA. I booked an Uber to go from the hotel to the airport; the car arrived, drove close to the hotel without stopping; it left; I received a message through the app that the driver cancelled because I refused to wear a mask (not true) and I had to pay a cancellation fee of $5 (refunded later). Fortunately the shuttle bus of the hotel left a few minutes later. It dropped me off in the
middle of the traffic jam at Terminal 5. The drop-off area at JFK T5 is not very well designed.

JetBlue's check-in area is nice (I didn't take photos as there were too  many people) and - as I had already checked in online - the helpful
staff directed me to the security control. TSA lived up to its  reputation of being unfriendly but I was through in about ten minutes.

I was starving for some breakfast and coffee. Starbucks had a long line  but there was a restaurant that offered breakfast and coffee. I ordered  "Eggs Norwegian". It was both expensive and not good. Poor Norwegians who see this…


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Things started to get better when I sat down near the gate and I had this view.


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I booked an extra legroom seat for a small fee which included priority boarding. I was the first to board.

I like this cabin! It looks nice, fresh and comfortable. Load was only about 20%.


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JetBlue has 130 A320-200 aircrafts. The plane on today's flight was N821JB, built in 2012. Configuration is 3+3 single-class economy.

Legroom was excellent.


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Each seat has a built-in screen which "knows" the first name of the passenger on the seat.


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I like that the screen is personalised.


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We had a few minutes before departure so I checked the IFE offer.



I believe headphones can be purchased although they were not actively offered by the cabin crew.

An expected flight time of 1 hour and 55 minutes was announced for a scheduled block time of 2 hours and 26 minutes.

Push-back was on time at 08.26.

Views during taxi:



Take-off was at 08.32 for from runway 31L.

Views after take-off:



JetBlue is not a typical low-cost airline. It offers some drinks and snacks free of charge while some items are for sale.



I was hungry after my unlucky breakfast. I ordered the "Pickmeup" cheese box for 9$. It was good, so I ordered one more.


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This soft drink was offered free of charge.


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The cabin crew did their job but they didn't seem to be extremely motivated.

I spent most of the remaining time listening to music on my phone.

We had some nice views as we approached Nashville.


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We landed at 09.26 and were at the gate at 09.45 for a scheduled arrival time of 09.43.

Nashville is a quickly developing city. The airport is being expanded.


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Bonus

I came to visit Nashville and Memphis (I drove between the two). Both cities are interesting although very different.

I first went to the very interesting Lane Motor Museum in Nashville.


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I had lunch at a very local restaurant in Nashville.


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I had a coffee at a nice Somali coffee shop. Nashville has a population of about 5,000 Somali people.


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I visited the Johnny Cash Museum. He's one of my favourite musicians.


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Downtown Nashville has an interesting mix of old and new. It's a lively area that has many restaurants with live music serving the tourism industry.


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A very American truck in downtown Nashville.


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I drove 200 miles to Memphis. Although parts of its downtown are nice Memphis is one of the poorest cities in the US. The immediate area
around downtown is especially rundown.

I first went to the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968.


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Memphis' most popular attraction is Graceland, the former house of Elvis Presley. This was his living room.


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You can visit his car collection. This was one of his many Cadillacs.


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You can also see his two private jets. The Lockhead JetStar is the smaller one.


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The Conavair 880 is much larger and is very impressive.


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Verdict

JetBlue Airways

7.6/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew6.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering7.5

New York - JFK

4.3/10
Efficiency3.0
Access3.0
Services3.0
Cleanliness8.0

Nashville - BNA

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

While JFK lived up to its reputation as not one of the best airports in the world the flight itself was great with a fresh interior and a light load.

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2 Comments

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  • Comment 600052 by
    Pilpintu TEAM 1003 Comments
    Things started to get better when I sat down near the gate and I had this view.

    “La aerolínea de Nueva York”
    What the....?? Have I spent years perfecting my broken English... for this??!! XD
    I like this cabin! It looks nice, fresh and comfortable. Load was only about 20%.

    It looks neat and sleek. And with personalized IFE!! Wow! I had never seen that before. I didn’t even think it was possible! Impressive.
    This soft drink was offered free of charge.

    Even more impressive.
    Thank you very much for this report. I think I now know what airline I will choose if I ever visit the US. Lovely aerials, and congrats on that fascinating tour around the city. Very interesting!
  • Comment 600322 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6858 Comments
    These new-ish jetblue cabins are very nice, especially compared to the competition on domestic routes. The only thing missing is a First/Business cabin...I'll even take a Euro-J style cabin.

    Thanks for sharing!

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