22 May Please The Palate Pick of the Week: Flying JSX from Concord to Burbank
Like the majority of people, travel stopped for me in March 2020. Since my flight home to Los Angeles from Washington, DC on February 23, 2020, I had not stepped foot on an airplane until now. After being fully vaccinated, it was time to plan a work trip to wine country up north. I did not want to make the long drive so I booked my flights and can say that flying JSX Airlines was an ideal situation and therefore the Please The Palate pick of the week.
Prior to March 2020, I was flying on a plane at least once a month, if not more. But, after more than a year at home, flying seemed a bit daunting, I flew up north on Southwest Airlines and going through security, waiting to board the plane, boarding the plane, flying, and then waiting for my bags was all familiar. Too familiar because nothing had changed since pre-Covid. Masks were required but people were close together as they lined up to board the plane and then of course with the first-come, first-served seating plan of Southwest, people were blocking the aisle and climbing over each other like any day. Every single seat was filled on a packed flight and of course, there were a few people who kept pulling their masks down to take photos.
But, on my return flight after two weeks of travel, I traveled with JSX Airline (previously known as JetSuiteX). Instead of having to be at the airport at least one hour in advance, I was able to arrive 20 minutes before departure.
I checked in and had to check my temperature. My bags were taken from me and hand-checked in to the airplane. I then took a seat to wait to board.
Fifteen minutes before departure, we were invited to board. With only 30 seats on the plane, it was not crowded and did not take long. We walked out to the runway and boarded the plane.
The seats are comfortable and I had a seat on one side to myself. This was much better than being crammed into a middle or window seat on a traditional airline.
I also had plenty of legroom, another perk not normally found on commercial planes.
The typical safety protocols were communicated and we took off. Everyone had their masks on and kept them on except when taking a sip of their drink or eating the snack they handed out.
When we landed, the doors opened and I walked straight to my ride waiting for me.
I dropped off the bags I had carried on and walked back in to get my other bags. They were already on a cart waiting for me.
There was not a single delay in the travel process. It was fluid and easy. With the ease, comfort, safety, and professionalism of JSX Airline, I will fly them anytime they are flying to my destination.