From July 1, JetBlue Airways is doubling its daily schedule between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, increasing the schedule from two to four daily round-trips.
In addition to its LAX service, JetBlue Airways offers the only nonstop service from the U.S. East Coast to two other L.A. Basin airports, Burbank and Long Beach.
JetBlue launched twice-daily transcontinental service from both JFK and Boston’s Logan International Airport to LAX on June 17, 2009. The airline says that strong customer demand for JetBlue’s service product has persuaded it to double its LAX service from New York, while maintaining its Boston route with twice-daily service.
“JetBlue has provided coast-to-coast service from New York to the L.A. Basin for more than eight years, and whether customers prefer Long Beach, Burbank or LAX, they continue to select us as their carrier of choice,” says Scott Laurence, vice president of network planning for JetBlue Airways. “Based on our successful launch of service at LAX, we are pleased to offer bi-coastal travelers more choices, including earlier morning departures from the West Coast.”
Beginning July 1, JetBlue’s daily schedule from JFK to LAX will see its first flight departing JFK at 7:05 a.m. and arriving at LAX at 10:03 a.m. The next flight will leave JFK at 11:00 a.m. and reach LAX at 1:51 p.m. The third flight is timed to depart JFK at 4:59 p.m. and to land at LAX at 8:05 p.m. The last JFK-LAX fligth each day is scheduled to push back at 7:55 p.m. and to arrive at 11:02 p.m.
From July 1, in the other direction, JetBlue’s first LAX-JFK flight of the day is timed to leave LAX at 7:30 a.m. and to reach JFK at 3:57 p.m. The second flight is scheduled to push back at LAX at 10:55 p.m. and to land at JFK at 7:20 p.m. The third flight will depart LAX at 2:45 p.m. and arrive at JFK at 11:12 p.m. the last flight ― a “red-eye” ― is scheduled to leave LAX at 9:25 p.m. and to land at JFK at 5:51 a.m. the following morning.
On the Boston-Los Angeles route, JetBlue’s first flight is timed to leave BOS at 9:30 a.m. and to arrive at LAX at 12:37 p.m. The second flight pushes back at 6:48 p.m. and raches LAX at 9:57 p.m.
In the other direction, JetBlue’s first LAX-BOS flight pushes back at 8:30 a.m. and lands at BOS at 4:58 p.m. and the second flight is timed to depart LAX at 1:30 p.m. and reach BOS at 9:59 p.m.
JetBlue operates its transcontinental services to LAX is operated with Airbus A320s, which provide all-leather seating for 150 people and ― excluding premium-economy-class products ― also provide, on average, the most legroom in economy class of any U.S. airline.
Overnight flights from Los Angeles and all Western U.S. destinations offer JetBlue’s complimentary Shut-Eye Service, featuring a Snooze Kit that includes earplugs and eyeshades, plus unlimited free snacks and beverages and a “good morning” hot towel service. Before arrival, customers are served Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, fruit juice, and bottled spring water.