JetBlue adds L.A. to Orlando service
Written by Robert Niles
I just noticed an ad promoting the fact that JetBlue has expanded its service out of Orlando, and will this summer start flying non-stop between Orlando and Burbank, Calif.Tweet
Granted, L.A.'s not the biggest market for the Orlando theme parks, since we have so many of our own out here. But, personally, I'm glad to see a top-quality, low-cost carrier providing a non-stop between the two metro areas. I loved Song's service, but with that discount carrier now being folded back within Delta, I've been looking for an alternative.
JetBlue's "Hollywood Express" route, between Burbank and New York's JFK airport (so dubbed because of the large number of film and TV professionals who fly the route), has made the airline a favorite here in the L.A. area. I became a fan when I flew last fall, and got to watch the ESPN Sunday Night NFL game, live, the whole way back from New York. Beats the heck out of the canned stuff they show on Delta and United flights.
The new service debuts June 30. Orlando's had a variety of discount carriers connecting it to the Midwest and Northeast, so it's about time that more started serving the West coast.
Now, if only a decent carrier would start flying into Cincinnati....
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