Posted February 22, 2008 by Carl Unger
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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