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May 6th, 2004

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01:53 am
OK, this one goes out to all the non-IL readers out there:

What the hell's the deal with JetBlue? I've read more than a few accounts online of how lovely it is, but they're a rumor around here--looking at their flight map, they don't exist between the Rockies and Buffalo (except for New Orleans, which doesn't really help). I mean, gee, third-largest metro area in the country, busiest airport, you think that would earn us some kind of recognition, but no, we are, quite literally, flyover to them. What the fuck?

I'm gonna fly to San Diego or Sacramento or Seattle on United, then JetBlue my way to New York, then United again back home, just to see what all the fuss is about. (Well, no, not really. But it would be cool.)

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Date:May 6th, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, I should have qualified "busiest", although I still believe that the metrics that Chicago comes out on top on are somewhat silly (assuming that dick-swinging for busiest airport isn't silly itself). For example, the list you cited used aircraft movements as a metric, and Van Nuys comes out "busier" than London Heathrow. Where the hell is Van Nuys, one might reasonably ask? It's a general-aviation airport near Los Angeles whose traffic consists mostly of retirees tooling around in Piper Cubs. Number of commercial scheduled flights from Van Nuys? Zero.

I can't believe I'm prolonging this discussion. Why did I have to be afflicted with commercial aviation as a hobby? WHY??

(And besides the stuff Adam mentioned about JetBlue, they serve blue potato chips. There need be no further explanation.)

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