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JetBlue
Overall score based on 19,290 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
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Airline reviews

Pros: "The whole experience was great. All the staff was friendly and polite. The seat was very comfortable, and the ability to watch TV or listen to music was great."

Cons: "None"

Pros: "Very accommodating & hospitable cabin crew. Food is good for economy standard."
Cons: "Limited entertainment options especially for international connecting flights"

Pros: "Flight attendant great. Seats comfortable. Flight on time."

Pros: "I have not received my refund after 2 hours on hold"

Pros: "Terrible customer service!"
Cons: "I missed my flight because the agent mislead me."

Pros: "Efficient, timely, smooth flight"

Pros: "There was turbulence and the pilot warned us ahead of time and he was so nice and so funny!"

Pros: "The efficiency and helpful staff was just great."

Pros: "Left right on time."

Pros: "Check in crew at BOS was great - this team of folks is not on the rating, but wanted to call out that they were very friendly and helpful, one kind lady walking me thru the bag tag printing process when I hadn’t realized I needed to do that."
Cons: "The entertainment screen was distracting. I was trying to read and would have preferred that it was dark. I didn’t want to bother anyone to ask how to shut it off so I just put up with it. Is it possible to shut the screen off if you don’t want to use It?"

Pros: "JetBlue has the best snack options."

Pros: "It was fast and got there on time"
Cons: "Wi-Fi was poor"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "Best crew and flight experiance I have had flying in the CONUS in years!"
Cons: "Itwas too short and I could not enjoy it longer!"

Pros: "Amazing staff at the ticketing counter. Very pleasant and patient."

Pros: "more leg room, real snacks"
Cons: "horrible sound quality on the in flight movies/TV"

Cons: "Seats were too small-almost sitting in next person lap"

Pros: "i liked the seats and legroom"

Cons: "1/2 hr late"

Pros: "Economical with VIP customer service."

Pros: "Everything was good. No complaints"

Pros: "I just really appreciate the staff ,the attitudes are wonderful always there ready to help you. And the airplanes are very comfortable and roomy. And it seems like my flights are always on time or early."
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "TV sets JetBlue apart - except when it doesn't work. Snack choices are bad."
Cons: "No TV; plane was not clean - smelled like the toilet overflowed. And this was the first flight of the day - the plane was parked at the gate for over an hour prior to boarding."

Pros: "Professional, friendly, always on-time or earl, nothing lost ever.. Smooth flight. Always the BEST!"

Pros: "Positive crew! Comfortable seating. I wish this is the plane that took me to Colombia. Crew is attentive and you don't get no for an answer. Also the television is very nice"

Pros: "On time, nice crew, quick trip"
Cons: "The plane was very old and seemed dated. Flight was a little turbulent."

Pros: "The service was good, the snacks are always good."
Cons: "It was a 9:15 pm flight, and was delayed about an hour due to maintenance issues. So it made for a later than expected arrival. But I am glad you took the care to make sure that everything was okay by changing the gate and putting us on another plane. The flight was the bumpiest I have had with JetBlue, but that was just due to the atmosphere."

Cons: "Departing 2hts late"

Pros: "On time (actually ahead of schedule0; really appreciate boarding from the back to front, so logical."
Cons: "Free coffee would have made it excellent!"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Delay. Having to board and unboard."

Pros: "beats all other airlines!"

Pros: "The flight not being full was nice. Sat seems to be a good day to travel even though the flight price was more than a midweek flight."
Cons: "They warned that passengers were standing or moving about the cabin and to sit down when we were heading to landing. No passenger was standing. This was not a recording, but several passengers remarked basically it was just done out of fear or laziness on flight crew part. Minor point, but had to find one."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Our flight from Boston to JFK in Ny was delayed an hour. We got to JFK and ran from the plane to the terminal and they had already closed the door but the plane was still there. They wouldn't let us on the flight and it ended up even being delayed for 30 minutes! We talked to JetBlue and they said they couldn't do anything for us so not only did we miss out on a day in Italy, we lost our a ton of money on all the things we booked for Tuesday. We also then had to get a hotel in ny and everything was booked so we almost had to sleep at the airport but luckily we found a place that had a last minute opening. Still was super expensive and no one helped with a "destressed rate". Now we have to wait until 10 again tonight to try to catch the plane to Milan because Emirates only has one flight a day. This has been the worst travel experience I have ever had."

Cons: "Night flights should include blankets and pillows. (at no extra cost) Just like a hotel. Traveling with bulky blankets and pillows in order to be able to sleep on a night flight is not always possible. JB provides eyemask and ear plugs, which is ridiculous. I can bring my own eyemask and ear plugs. I even paid extra for upgrade seats! The headrests are not adjustable and the recline is barely noticeable. It was a long 6 hour flight! No entertainment. I have flown other airlines to South America and been able to enjoy full feature recent release films, TV shows and games. Why can't JB figure out how to do that on their international flights? No meals. All other airlines offer meal service on their international flights. I pay as much for JB flights as I have for other airlines going to South America. The value for JB tickets just isn't there. To fly JB, picture yourself getting on board with your own pillows, blankets, entertainment and food. That about sums it up."

Pros: "1. Flight attendants and staff were friendly. 2. We were offered extra drink and snacks during our delay. 3. After we missed our connecting flight, we called the Jetblue hotline and we were rebooked on the next flight out (the following morning)."
Cons: "1. We were delayed 3 hours overall - 1 at the airport before boarding, then 2 sitting in the plane on the runway. 2. Wifi didn't seem to be working while we were in the air, so we couldn't check the status of our connecting flight. 3. After we missed our connecting flight, we asked the representative at the "Ask Jetblue" desk if we could get a hotel voucher since we would be stranded at the airport overnight for another 9 hours and we were told we didn't qualify since the delay was due to Air Traffic Control, thus Jetblue policy says they don't need to provide any compensation for any delays caused by ATC."

Pros: "Comfortable seats, nice TV easy flight"

Pros: "Seats are comfy, plane was clean. Don't really have anything else to say."
Cons: "They never bothered to put our bags on the plane. Gate checked, and they just never put them on the plane. Then we had terrible customer service from the baggage service crew, it was unacceptable. The lack of care they showed really says a lot about the airline."

Pros: "Crew nice and flight comfortable. We arrived 10 minutes early as well which was great."

Pros: "Crew were professional"
Cons: "Flight was late. 30 minutes waiting for a gate at Richmond"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "You cancelled my flight and left me stranded. Extended my day and caused me a lot of aggravation. I will never fly Jet Blue again. You did this for your convenience as the flight was not full."

Pros: "price, service, snacks, entertainment"

Pros: "Very Roomy"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They canceled my flight"

Pros: "没有语言障碍,交流方便。服务也不错。"

Cons: "Jet Blue connection flight to Boston left with 1h 5min late. Iceland Air has promised a wheel chair in Boston for my aunt. I confirmed it with the server at the check-in point in Raleigh before departure. There was NOBODY waiting for my aunt with a wheel chair in Boston. There was only one guy with a wheel chair there, but it was for another lady from Turkey, not for my aunt. My aunt does not speak English, therefore it was hard for her to get someone to translate for her. She almost missed the connecting flight to Reykjavik."

Pros: "Landings equaled take-offs"
Cons: "It was almost two hours late."

Pros: "I"

Cons: "More leg room"

Pros: "Flight was on time. They fed us two meals."
Cons: "Seats in coach are incredibly cramped, and blankets are comically small. The food was pretty terrible and the vegetarian option not particularly nutritious."

Pros: "The crew were great and the flight was quick."
Cons: "The blankets are really thin and so we were cold. They do not offer eye masks anymore. So sad"

Pros: "Crew was kind & friendly. They found my wife and I empty seats where we could stretch out. Food was great too. No complaints."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Boarding, entertainment"
Cons: "Arm rests were immobile, meaning could not take advantage of empty seat next to me."

Pros: "I like the fact that I made it to London alive. The turbulence was so bad and the pilot never came on and reassured us I was shaking and nervous all the way across the ocean"
Cons: "The boarding issue to me is a big problem you should put the conditions of the ticket up front and center for example boarding last when you are on an international flight with bags that need to be put in the overhead is a big problem having to pay for each seed internationally for each leg of the trip made my ticket just as expensive as if I had bought it from a regular company never again will I use your service rip off rip off. Once you buy the ticket then you send clarification letting the passenger know they have no rights I had no right to anything I was wondering if they were going to tell me I had to clean the plane in order to be transported from New York to Spain. A satisfied customer is a repeat customer you got over on me once but never again"

Cons: "Having to pay AGAIN for a seat choice. AND IBWAS MADE TO CHECK MY XARRY-ON BAG ALL THE WAY THRU TO ROME! WHY. WHY couldn't it only be checked to Philadelphia.?. That has taken place on other flights. Should not require checking a carry-on all the way thru on an international flight."

Cons: "Seats were too narrow and distance between sets is too small"

Pros: "Direct flight Good crew"

Pros: "Crew was extremely helpful on boarding and on flight. Breezed through Passport area. Everyone went our of his/her way to answer our questions and then make suggestions."

Pros: "Great entertainment. Ok food and drinks. Newer777."
Cons: "Long flights are pure torture in these small seats."

Pros: "Food was edible, flight left early, arrived early in philadelpia, the customer service helped out it my baggage."

Pros: "Super smooth flight - it’s an average commuter flight - no fancy bells and whistles."
Cons: "The legroom sucked. I’m 6’1”, and my knees were up against the seat in front of me."

Pros: "Economy class seats better than UA."
Cons: "Economy class seats always have room for improvement."

Pros: "Not over crowded and friendly crew."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The crew we're very pleasant & friendly. The flight was on time even though we sat in the runway for a bit."
Cons: "Having to pay 3 Euros for a cup of coffee. And the seats were very uncomfortable."

Pros: "But the crew was great!"

Pros: "New aircraft with good entertainment system. Did not crash."
Cons: "Very tight seat spacing in pitch and width. Screen did not tilt so even with the very minimal backrest recline viewing was not ideal. This was to "punish" me for not buying the various seating upcharges American tag onto the ticket price. It was a low cost ticket on a very convenient transatlantic flight from RDU, "Easyjet" pricing brings "Easyjet" seating. I have flow a lot, 3MM miles on UA alone, and this reminded me why AA did not get much of my business! I will have to revert to the "Continentalised" UA (another sore point!)."

Pros: "Pleasant crew; clean and generally comfortable"
Cons: "Check in / baggage drop : long wait ; rather unhelpful personnel at counter."

Pros: "Being able to board early due to husband's disability."
Cons: "Only being provided a warm cup of water. Paid extra $$ for seating with no other liberties provided."

Cons: "Flights out of RDU to Philly were late. AA will not let you get on another flight going to the same destination if your checked luggage has been committed to particular flight beforehand. You have to fly with your luggage."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Very cold on board"

Pros: "Was able to store my carry on and arrived early"

Pros: "Love the direct flights from RDU to West Coast. Wish there were more cities on the list. The flight was delayed about 45 minutes after we boarded for take off. I hate sitting on planes idling. The seats are already uncomfortable, then add more time onto that to sit. But we made up the time in the air for an on time arrival. Hmmmm?"
Cons: "For a 5 hour flight at dinner time and then the 3 hour time change, the snacks provided are not enough. You just have to remember to bring food on the plane and then risk annoying your fellow passengers with the food/dinner dining space. More checks of drinks would be nice too. Cost cutting measures, but minimal considering a packed flight and pretty high ticket price."

Pros: "Boarding, staff, service, arrival all great"
Cons: "No issues"

Pros: "Lots of space and very accommodating. The updates via email were helpful"

Cons: "there was no entertainment for a very long flight. also, it was night time, and the fasten seatbelt signs are so big and bright that it is impossible to go to sleep! Our plan was delayed for 2 hours, meaning we did not get in until 230am. it was exhausting!"

Pros: "Great crew, early boarding and early departure."
Cons: "Not every seat has electrical outlets. very few poorly spaced screens. Food is average. Seats don't reckine very far. I'm told it's worth catching the British Air flight from Philly bc the planes are better with a screen at each seat"

Pros: "Slick boarding"
Cons: "No movies on way out."

Pros: "Everything was good."

Pros: "Upon leaving Raleigh, N.C. Our plane was carrying a fallen soldier and a marine who accompanied him . They announced this and gave the other passengers the opportunity to walk to an area to watch the very solemn ceremony. It was all done with respect and handled timely. The flight still left as scheduled and arrived on time. Not that this was the most important part. Even if it had caused me to miss my connecting flight, the ceremony for the fallen hero was more important."

Cons: "Maintenance delay caused me a 4 hour delay getting home on a work night. Going to be a long day tomorrow. Switched connector to United."

Cons: "We could not check in online because we refused to pay for seats that I felt that already purchased or was entitled to one so I bought a ticket. When we got to the airport and checked in they did not put me and my traveling partner together meaning they didn't see them together not to mention. Our flight was delayed and we only have 4 minutes to get from gate a to gate. We got to the gate collected our boarding passes found out we were seated at the very very very back of the plane right next to the restrooms.........NICE"

Cons: "When I booked my flight, I used Kayac like I always have in the past. To begin with, I selected several flights that were listed, only to have it tell me that this flight is no longer offered, which I assume is engineered to get me to select a more expensive flight. Once I finally found a flight that was still available, I selected it and began the process of providing information and selecting seat assignments. On 2 of the 4 legs of the round trip, there were no more seats available except for upgrade seats, which resulted in an extra $100.00+ in charges. Then when I finished the transaction, I noticed an extra $200.00 charge added. End result was that I ended up paying over double what I would normally pay for this same round trip that I have made many many times. I feel, no I know, that some customer relations person will look at this comment and reply with a pre-generated response apologizing and hoping I have a better experience in the future and thank me for using Kayac. Big companies like yours look at one customer as no big deal. I'm a Physician and have the ability to reach out to multitudes. I'm going to make it my mission in life to reach out to as many people as I can through word of mouth, signs in my office, Internet and social media to let them know about the deplorable practices of your company."

Cons: "3 hour delay due to maintenance issues on two planes."

Pros: "We landed, eventually."
Cons: "The flight was late. Also, they only accept cash onboard for refreshments. That has the consequence of the crew getting on the PA system asking people for change, and scurrying around the cabin in a desperate shell game exchanging bills. It's 2016. Get with the program and accept credit cards."

Cons: "I was so sick of waiting for the delay and remembering my horrible previous flight that I opted to meet my friend who lives in North Carolina and will be driving home to Richmond instead."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Overall smooth trip and congenial staff."
Cons: "This is coming from a western audience but there could have been more entertainment options."

Pros: "Loved that we were on time and that the counter personal were polite and patient."

Cons: "4:00 pm Flight from Charlotte to Richmond was cancelled; Was unable to reconnect on another flight until 11:00 pm. Waited in airport for over 8 hours. No voucher for food or beverage while waiting. Nothing was even provided on plane not even water"

Pros: "Gate agent super helpful and nice. Flight attendant gave me two coffees, which was was needed."

Cons: "Airline didn't take customs for an international flight into account when scheduling the flight. We had to wait over an hour for "customs" to attend to the arriving flight."

Pros: "The crew was awesome and the pilot was honest about how delayed we would be."
Cons: "AA was not upfront or clear on delays at all. The plane was very delayed and they did not communicate clearly."

Pros: "Safe trip"
Cons: "I froze the entire time"

Pros: "That we at least made it to Chicago."
Cons: "That the plane coming into Raleigh from Dallas had technical problems so it made us miss our connecting flight in Chicago. I needed to be at work in Des Moines Monday morning at 8 and they bumped us to a flight from Chicago to Des Moines for 12:00 pm Monday afternoon. We had to pay $280 to rent a car and I drove all night and went straight to work without even going home to shower or get ready or anything. My 4 and a half year old son had to endure the whole thing too."

Cons: "Arrived in Charlotte and tried to get on an earlier flight to Richmond. Was willing to pay a change fee. Even though there were empty seats, I was told that change fee was unavailable for my reservation. I talked to 3 different people on the phone and was given 3 different reasons as to why. 3 different gate people also said there was nothing they could do and there were no supervisors to help. Another person at the counter (who I believe was a supervisor) was able to override and get me on the 2nd (of 3 flights with empty seats)."

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Never offered any of the food they were walking by with. Only 1st class got everything"

Pros: "Service, comfort, timeliness."
Cons: "Food was marginal, especially the chicken in the salad, which was petrified."

Pros: "Everything was on time, no delays."

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