JetBlue Announces End to Free Headphones

Posted February 22, 2008 by Carl Unger

Jetblueheadphones_2 Passengers, already plugged into their own headphones, miss announcement.

JetBlue, realizing this is 2008 and pretty much everyone in the U.S.owns a pair of headphones, has decided to end its practice of handing out free headphones to passengers. JetBlue’s headphones, which the airline admits left something to be desired (namely sound quality, which was far inferior to any set of headphones a self-respecting electronics store would sell), will not be missed by those who enjoy music or intelligible television dialogue.

In an era of nickel-and-diming, this is one cutback that shouldn’t be met with public outcry. The headphones were so bad that JetBlue wouldn’t even take them back after the flight! You were supposed to bring them home with you, where they would sit, unused, on a shelf or drawer until you finally threw them out. If anything, JetBlue should be commended for focusing its attention on added-value items that actually add value to the flight experience (decent snacks, good television), and shedding the dead weight (those god-awful headphones).

Sounds pretty good, huh?

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My beef with JetBlue sound, in general, is that whenever anyone from the freaking flight crew says anything over the airplane's intercom, it interrupts whatever you're listening to (or sleeping to) at 8 billion decibels!

Posted on February 22, 2008 at 11:46 AM by Stephen

Hello, just in the process of doing some research and came accross your post in the search results.

Interesting info, thanks !

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 12:59 AM by headphonesearch

i think that this airline is doing some innovations to make passengers more confortable.i encourage them to continue this path.....so far so good.the old times are over.

Posted on August 14, 2008 at 07:25 PM by rubenrivera

Thanks for the advice. Cheers:-) -R.B.M.

Posted on December 13, 2010 at 08:00 PM by billige mobiler

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