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which carrier for domestic flights within usa

Eden Park...
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which carrier for domestic flights within usa

Planning on flying from San Fran to New York and Washington DC to LA in September 2013 with 2 boys 15 & 11yrs, undecided between Virgin America and Jet Blue. Any recommendations taking into account safety, overall comfort & service.

Portland, Oregon
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1. Re: which carrier for domestic flights within usa

Both have excellent safety records. Both are well rated and the only US carriers to be rated 4 star by Skytrax.

JetBlue has slightly more legroom (34" seat pitch to Virgin's 32-33", both better than the mainline carriers). Both have in seat video with live TV. Virgin charges; I've heard that JetBlue is free but double check that as I may be wrong.

I haven't flown either, but from reading recent reviews, for overall service Virgin appears to have the edge.

Edited: 3:07 am, March 30, 2013
Aberdeen, Scotland
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2. Re: which carrier for domestic flights within usa

I flew Virgin last year from SFO to LAS (it was then going onto NY) and couldn't fault it at all. Plane was extremely new - 4 days old!!

Eden Park...
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3. Re: which carrier for domestic flights within usa

Thanks very much for the replies. It appears either is a good option.

Jacksonville...
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4. Re: which carrier for domestic flights within usa

Coin toss. I do love JetBlue's free live TV and Sirius. Those blue potato chips are pretty good, too ;)

Portland, Oregon
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5. Re: which carrier for domestic flights within usa

I was a little disappointed in Jetblue to be perfectly honest (I prefer Southwest even with the connections). I think I would go with Virgin America if you need nonstop.

Brisbane Aus
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6. Re: which carrier for domestic flights within usa

I would recommend Jet Blue. We flew from Boston to SFO and were very impressed with the leg room, service and IFE.

Eden Park...
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7. Re: which carrier for domestic flights within usa

Thanks for the reply. Might do a flight with each.

8. Re: which carrier for domestic flights within usa

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