JetBlue Wants My Feedback

AND THEY SHALL HAVE IT … By Will Folks  ||  I’ve been doing a lot of flying back and forth between Charleston, S.C. and Washington, D.C. lately on JetBlue, the Queens, New York-based discount airline that’s been serving the Palmetto State’s Lowcountry since 2012. How come?  JetBlue recently added a…


sicBy Will Folks  ||  I’ve been doing a lot of flying back and forth between Charleston, S.C. and Washington, D.C. lately on JetBlue, the Queens, New York-based discount airline that’s been serving the Palmetto State’s Lowcountry since 2012.

How come?  JetBlue recently added a pair of flights that are perfect for politicos looking to spend a day working in or around the nation’s capital – with planes departing at around 7:25 in the morning and returning back to Charleston around 8:30 p.m.

The flights take less than two hours apiece … and if you book two weeks in advance you can find fares as low as $49.  Next day fares can often be found as low as $156.

That’s what the Nappy Roots call “Ballin’ on a Budget,” yo.

I like JetBlue.  They’re not paying me to like them, nor am I hitting them up for advertising (yet) – but I like them.  Their planes are clean, their stewardesses (or whatever the politically correct term for stewardesses is these days) are friendly, their nut-free cookies are absolutely delicious and they serve coffee straight from Dunkin’ Donuts.  They’ve even got little televisions on the back of the seats you can watch if you get bored.

Oh, and if you’re still a little kid who loves to stare out the window, you can’t beat the view …

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Most importantly?  Unlike the sardine-cramped US Airways flights from Columbia, S.C. metropolitan airport, there’s plenty of legroom on JetBlue’s Embraer 190s … of course Midlands travelers should factor in at least an hour and forty-five minutes for the drive down to the Lowcountry (or use the trip as excuse to spend the evening before they travel in Charleston).

Anyway, add it all up and JetBlue gets an enthusiastic “thumbs up” from this passenger …

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sparklecity August 1, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Good for you & am glad you have a good option
I don’t think JetBlue is serving GSP.
Normally if we want a good deal we fly out of Charlotte (less than a 90 minute drive) or Atlanta (less than 3 hour drive) if it is to the west coast.
Sadly, it’s been that way for years in the Upstate.

Halfvast Conspirator August 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm

You need your own Bobby Harrell to start spreading $billions around to build roads and do other stuff. Maybe HughL can help you out there.

would not fly with bobby August 3, 2014 at 2:39 pm

come to think of it, you should be Bobby to pick you up in Columbia in his plane and save the driving time. He could write off the costs against his remaining campaign funds.

Bible Thumper August 1, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Be careful Will. They won’t just take your guns away when you try to board. They take you away…. in handcuffs.

CNSYD August 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

But T-Rav hasn’t spent a dime on his campaign. I guess Sic Willie is gratis and those T-Rav ads on Fitsnews that say “paid for” are really freebees. But there could be one other explanation. T-Rav lies.

Mule Skinner August 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm

You couldn’t trust either of them in a shithouse with a muzzle on.

Sandi Morals August 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm

If I was T-Rav I would be pissed! In my opinion Tom Ervin gets more advertising and exposure on FITS than T-Rav and I bet ‘traitor’ Tommy ain’t paid a ‘dime’?

Duke August 2, 2014 at 10:32 am

ding ding…Sandi gets her $1 from the Haley campaign for today

shitface henry(shifty's bro) August 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

Casey Jones was a son of a #####; Drove his train through a 30 foot ditch; Came on out with his #### in his hand; Said “Listen ladies, I’m a hell of a man!”; Went into town and lined up a hundred; Swore up and down he’d #### every one; ##### 98 ’til his balls turned blue; Then he backed off, ###### off, and ###### the other two!

Smirks August 1, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Chances are T-Rav was a mile high either way.

RHood2 August 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Is that fare round trip or one-way?

Little Bernard Baruch Hobcaw August 1, 2014 at 6:42 pm

At that level why would you care?

The Colonel August 1, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Yeah, one way or round trip? Why do I care? Cause I’m a cheap bastard.

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 2, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Cause I’m a cheap bastard.

You and TBG, both, Colonel. You and TBG, both…

guest August 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Do they still serve blue potato chops?

guest August 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Sorry, it’s chips not chops.

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 2, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Pro Tip:
It is perfectly ok to use the “Edit” feature to fix an error in your comment.

If you have been called out on an error- even jokingly…it is NOT kosher, Kimosabe.

If you get called out for an error, then edit it and then claim you “never posted ‘that’.”, you are BigT/GrandTango/EmilyPeterkin/SandiMorals/etc.
IE, pathetic.

easterndumbfuckastan August 2, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Guest users don’t have the edit function. You only get that if you are signed in with a Disqus account.

Manray August 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm

You should be paid by JetBlue for this ad.

Thomas August 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I suggest flying your own plane…an X Plane as in X-Plane.com Flight Simulator. They make right here in Columbia! X-Plane 10.25 rocks and rolls. Get the home version. I suggest ditching that cheap E-machine you surf with and get a real 3000.00 computer to fly on. Wow, what a great flight simulator!


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