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
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!!
Thanks very much for the replies. It appears either is a good option.
Coin toss. I do love JetBlue's free live TV and Sirius. Those blue potato chips are pretty good, too ;)
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.
I would recommend Jet Blue. We flew from Boston to SFO and were very impressed with the leg room, service and IFE.
Thanks for the reply. Might do a flight with each.
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