JetBlue launches: Boston to Nashville

JetBlue - StreetTrotter Jet Blue ribbon cutting ceremony at Nashville. (Photo by: Nikita Sampath/Streettrotter)
By Nikita Sampath, Reporter on-board

Starting the 5th of May, JetBlue, the New York City based airline, has connected Nashville and Boston with two flights a day. As a New Englander, it will do you good to go down to Tennessee and soak up some of that amazing music culture and Southern hospitality, now on a direct JetBlue flight. Celebrating the launch, team StreetTrotter was on the inaugural flight and has a sneak peek of what went on aboard.

The first flight out of Logan departed at 7:20 AM. Orange, white and blue balloons adorned every check in counter. Past security, passengers were greeted by the tricolored balloons again at the gate along with a breakfast spread, including biscuits and jam and sticky pecan buns.

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“Dolly Parton” on board JetBLue’s inaugural flight from Boston to Nashville. (Photo by: Nikita Sampath/StreetTrotter)

On-board we had a game of bingo with “Dolly Parton” picking out the lucky lots. The passengers whose names were drawn won music CDs, round trip tickets to and from Nashville and one lucky winner won 20,000 JetBlue points – enough to travel to literally anywhere they wanted. We were also treated to the regular JetBlue on-board free snacks like Terra Blue Chips and Dunkin Donuts coffee. All TV channels were free.  On regular flights they offer 3 TV channels free of cost.

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A cake commemorating the inaugural Jet Blue flights to Nashville from Fort Lauderdale and Boston. (Photo by: Nikita Sampath/StreetTrotter)

At Nashville airport we were greeted with a Nashville-themed goodie bag, a band playing live music and a huge three-tiered cake commemorating the inaugural Jet Blue flights to Nashville from Fort Lauderdale and Boston. It was delicious, and so was the entire flight experience. Wishing JetBlue the best for all its upcoming flights taking off in the future!

About the Author: Nikita Sampath is an award-winning visual journalist who loves food, travel and culture. She has a personal blog, a reporting blog and likes to be followed on Instagram.