A few weeks ago I embarked on a pilgrimage to the beautiful Sunshine State of Florida, prior to the assault of the meteorological entity known as Hurricane Isaac landed upon its shores, for the main purpose of attending Star Wars Celebration VI. Having had an incredible time in 2010 at Star Wars Celebration V, we decided to make a definitive trip back when this one was announced. Being that it was held in Florida, this meant the best option was to fly.
I am not a big fan of flying. For that matter, I’m extremely particular and will only fly certain airlines for a variety of reasons. After a particularly bad experience with Frontier Airline (nice animals on the tails, not so nice animals in uniforms) and considering Kevin Smith‘s debacle with the judgmental righteous auhtoritay of weight wielding clerks at Southwest Airline, I’m not left with a lot of choices.
So I chose to travel via Jet Blue.
First allow me to say that this was the first time I used a SCOTTEVEST for travel… and it lived up to all the rave reviews! It took a little preparation, but in the end I slid through BOTH TSA checkpoints like butter off a hot piece of toast! I simply had everything in the multiple pockets of the vest, took it off, dropped it in a bin with my boots, and off I went.
I even got the “scan” in Orlando on the way back, which I still don’t understand why they don’t offer you print outs of your scan. They do that at all the big amusement parks, and the revenue generated could offset some of the cost for something that I’m sure is costing too much. I’d totally buy my scanned image. But seriously, if you travel a lot, consider SCOTTEVEST.
Besides the fact that their corporate headquarters used to be where my unit’s PAR (place at rest) was, I’ve never had a problem with Jet Blue or their service. This time was no exception. The counter personnel were helpful, the stewardesses were nice, and the pilots got me there and back alive so that’s pretty big in my book!
I know Jet Blue has had their share of customer service issues, what with tarmac delays, stranded passengers on runways and what not, but their an airline I will gladly fly again.
So why write this post? What purpose does it serve? It seems that all too often there are posts and tales of travel horrors, but rarely tales of good trips even though I think their probably the majority of the travel that takes place. So I’m just trying to provide a little balance in the world.