Jetset JohnnyJuice

22 Oct

The past month I have been getting a lot of use out of my luggage. In late August I took advantage of a Jet Blue Airways limited time offer, 30 days of unlimited flights to all of their destinations for $599. A fantastic deal of course, but best if you have the luxury of time to exercise its full potential.

Not wanting to pass up such a great deal I set-out to see how much use I could get out of it. The biggest challenge I faced was maximizing the time that I did have. Because of my busy work schedule I was limited to only traveling on weekends, with a hard-fought travel day here and there.

In the past 30 days I have visited 3 countries (including the US), roughly 7 different cities and a whole bunch of friends. During these trips I climbed a mountain, saw one of the 7 wonders of the world, ate lots of fresh seafood, took a surfing lesson, swam in an ocean, a cave, a swimming pool and watched a record holding lumberjack perform his trade. Most importantly though, I got to catch up with many old friends and loved ones.

Jet Blue planes are also my new favorite. While Virgin has the better entertainment package, there is absolutely nothing that beats more legroom for my 6-foot-plus frame. No amount of free snacks or movies (of which Jet Blue also has) will make me more comfortable during a coast to coast flight. I also found out that, in order, my seating preference goes:

1) Window
2) Aisle
3) Center

I also found getting the center seat, on a 6 hour flight late Sunday night from the west to east coast (losing 3 hours in the process) is an experience where words do no justice. Traveling solely on the weekends was not ideal, we all can’t be as fortunate as Dustin Curtis, but having a certain urgency to my trips did create a bit of romantic appeal.

I only packed one small duffle and as the airports started to blend together my nights became more meaningful. If you were in Seattle at midnight, what would you see? If you could have only two meals in Los Angeles, where would you eat? These kinds of questions became adventures and I was eager for each one.

Overall it was a fantastic trip and next time Jet Blue runs a deal like this again, I’m cashing in all of my travel & sick days and calling all of my friends.

One Response to “Jetset JohnnyJuice”

  1. jessika 17. Feb, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I’ve seen photos of the cave lake everywhere. Where is it?


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