Headquartered in Long Island City, New York, JetBlue operates approximately 700 daily flights to 22 different states, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Starting in November 2012, the airline also began serving Grand Cayman Island, bringing the total different Caribbean destinations served to 23. The company operates several aircraft including 120 of the same Airbus A320s that Spirit operates, but in addition JetBlue also uses 49 Brazilian-made Embraer 190 aircraft. In addition to providing some of the best rates in the industry, JetBlue also provides some of the best in-flight entertainment in the industry with its voice communication, satellite television and radio, wireless data links, and more.
As part of its environmentally friendly policies, JetBlue discontinued disposable headphones in 2008 and encourages customers to bring their own. Furthering its sustainability strategy, JetBlue also markets the following: (a) using only one engine to taxi, (b) using ground power instead of engines at the gate for air-conditioning, (c) using the latest GPS technology to develop more efficient routes, (d) using lighter seats and LED lighting, (e) not offering in-flight magazines to save paper, and many more ecofriendly options. Critics suggest the true intent of these moves by JetBlue is to cut costs similar to other airlines.
Headquartered and founded in 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia, Delta provides service to 342 destinations in 61 different countries via a mainline fleet of approximately 700 aircraft. In addition to its Atlanta hub, Delta also operates hubs in Amsterdam, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, New York–JFK, Paris, and Tokyo.
In 2011, Delta was named the world’s most admired airline company by Fortune magazine and the “Top Tech-Friendly USA Airline” by PCWorld magazine. In addition to these accolades, Delta has an industry-leading global network with the markets it serves. As the founding member of SkyTeam global alliance, Delta furthers is presence around the globe and has joint ventures with Air France–KLM and Alitalia Airlines in Italy. Delta’s SkyMiles program is the largest frequent-flier program in the world and is supplemented with BusinessElite and more than 50 Sky Clubs in airports worldwide.