JetBlue versus American Airlines

by Linus

I had the distinct displeasure of flying American Airlines last week…I had to go to Chicago and their flight times were most conducive for when I needed to arrive/depart.  It was on the flight home that I was really glad I was on American, only because it re-affirmed my love of JetBlue.  Whenever possible, I try to fly JetBlue…if you’ve never flown it…I highly recommend it. For your convenience, I’ve included a little comparison below:

JetBlue:
Leather seats

American:
Old, dingy, cloth seats

JetBlue:
Personal 5″ television for every seat

American:
Group televisions that are located over-head, and spaced about every 3 rows…on some planes…some have no tv’s.

JetBlue:
Roomy seats…meaning on your sides, and in front (i.e. for someone who is 6’4″)

American:
Cramped seats, with legroom for someone who is 5’5″

JetBlue:
Friendly, courteous flight attendants

American:
Flight attendants who clearly hate their lives

JetBlue:
Free snacks…all you can eat

American:
No free snacks…not even those sweet honey roasted peanuts they used to serve

JetBlue:
Seated next to a fat guy, he doesn’t spill over onto your arm

American:
Seated next to a fat guy, don’t expect to use your arm rest…it is currently occupied by his fat roll

JetBlue:
They bring their free snacks around in a basket and let you pick what you want

American:
They still wheel their drinks around in that old cart which is good for banging into your knees…if you are 6’4″ and have to have your knee out in the aisle because you have NO LEG ROOM!

JetBlue:
No first class, they treat everyone equally well

American:
Still have first class, can see those pricks getting free food and drinks while you suffer with a fat guy spilling over on you and your knee getting banged into by the cart that will give you 5 ounces of water

JetBlue:
Will fly whenever possible

American:
Will fly only when left with no choice

Just a thought…but American may want to re-visit their business model.

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