Must Watch Video: Which is Worth It, JetBlue, Flying Private, or Singapore Suites?

JetBlue comes out looking really good in this BuzzFeed spinoff video that is currently trending number one on YouTube. They have JetBlue explaining themselves as trying to be both the cheapest and a little more human. I think a better way of putting it, considering that they’ve taken away some of the legroom and gave in and added checked bag fees, is that they’re trying to be a little less bad. And they are.

And a $139 cross country one way flight is an incredible value.

In this video two guys compare:

  • A JetBlue cross country flight
  • A short hop on SurfAir from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
  • Singapore Suites on the ground at New York JFK

One guy says JetBlue was the best overall, the other says it’s Singapore Airlines even at a reported price tag of $24,000. They serve very different markets obviously.

The video though makes for a fun watch both as pure airplane porn and for the sheer enthusiasm of the guys getting to experience the joy of travel (err, even stationary on the ground).

They even marvel at the amenities in the bathroom on the Singapore A380 in Suites Class.

Here’s the amazing thing to me: I really do consider Singapore Suites to be one of the very best first class products in the sky, and it’s a ten year old product that’s slated for retirement and replacement with something better. I can’t wait for that reveal later in the year.

Meanwhile the caviar is likely to remain the same.

Even if the bed gets even better.

(HT: One Mile at a Time)

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. My son was just watching this you tube video this morning and asked me when are flying jetblue and SQ and he is only 10 and told him when he finished college and making good money. 🙂

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