We’ve flown from Orlando to New York on JetBlue more times than I can count. No matter if we were flying to JFK, LaGuardia or Newark, we were always on an Airbus plane.
We’ve had a chance to review many of JetBlue’s fleet:
- The ancient A320 with mini-TV screens and grandpa-certified seats.
- The Jan Brady of JetBlue, the A321 “Classic”
- The amazing new JetBlue A321NEO
The NYC to Orlando market is a core JetBlue route, so it’s no surprise they fly their high-capacity planes.
That’s why I was shocked when I booked a flight from Orlando to Newark and was presented with a 2-2 seat map with only 3 rows of Even More Space seats.
Our Orlando to Newark flight is on one of JetBlue’s Embraer E190 jets.
JetBlue has a considerable number of Embraer 190 jets, but they’re normally used to fly shorter routes in the Northeast. While the 1,000-mile flight to Florida is well within the E190’s range, JetBlue typically flies the higher-capacity Airbus planes on these routes.
Honestly, I’m excited to fly an E190 to New York. Based on this review, it sounds like a comfortable ride. I’m not sure it’s because JetBlue is focusing more on flights to JFK instead of Newark, but I’m looking forward to Sharon and I sitting in an aisle and window seat with no one between us.
Maybe I’m strange to be excited to fly on what JetBlue refers to as their E190 Classic. While the Embraer doesn’t offer a huge IFE monitor, I’ll take the legroom and smaller screen for our 2-hour flight. I’m curious why JetBlue is using a “regional” aircraft on a 2+ hour flight. Still, I don’t think the experience will be much different than when we’d get on a Delta, Southwest, United or American flight on the same route.
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