From the JetBlue website:

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 32 million customers a year to 87 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. Service to Cleveland and Reno-Tahoe, Nev. will launch this spring.

I was surprised to receive news of the release of episode five of JetBlue’s flying etiquette videos. Surprised because I hadn’t heard of episodes one to four. I found all the videos on the JetBlue YouTube channel. They are all amusing, although mostly don’t provide advice as to what to do about an annoying passenger or the airline’s responsibility. I’ve included all five below.

BTW I’ve never flown JetBlue, so my observations are all based on flying with other carriers.


Episode 1: Take a Nap – this episode shows how annoying someone can be when sleeping in the next seat. It’s not clear why the lady, who is affected by the sleeping passenger, is in the middle seat when the window was free. I’ve actually had passengers stick to the middle seat, when I’ve been in the aisle, who won’t move to the window and make space – so next time that happens, I’m going to pretend to sleep like the guy in the video.

Episode 2: Make an Exit – this episode is all about how you get out of your window seat without disturbing two sleeping strangers in aisle and middle. It doesn’t provide any advice at all. My advice is: Always choose an aisle seat, preferably an aisle seat in an exit row so your travelling companions don’t need to wake you when your asleep. Look at for the seat layout of your aircraft.


Episode 3: Overshare – this episode is about having an over-talkative passenger in the seat next to you. No advice given, except that you shouldn’t be that over-talkative passenger. I don’t have much advice either – I think I’ve opted for headphones, pretend to sleep or just give up and engage in the conversation in the past.


Episode 4: Pack a Snack – this episode features someone who has brought a variety of unsociable smelly food on board. Please don’t be this passenger – if you are then I’ll be complaining to you or pressing the flight attendant call button.


Episode 5: Board a Flight – this episode will be familiar to anyone who has taken a flight. I confess to being one of the first to board when flying economy and am allowed to do so as the announcement is usually ‘boarding rows n to n but members of our frequent flyer scheme can board anytime’. The reason I like boarding early is overhead luggage space. I’m usually in the front row of economy – people in Row 20 dump their bags over Row 5 on their way down and if you board late then there’s no space left. The worst that can happen is that your bag is placed in the hold and becomes checked baggage.