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Courtesy: JetBlue

After a run at Long Beach airport in Southern California’s Long Beach airport that has been in JetBlue’s route map since 2001 – just two years after JetBlue launched as an airline with service from JFK to FLL as “NewAir” – it’s ending service at Long Beach as of this October.

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Courtesy: JetBlue


JetBlue Ends Long Beach (LGB) Service

I knew many that preferred to fly transcon from NYC to LGB, avoiding the hustle and bustle (and congestion) of LAX.

But now, flyers will need to use Ontario (ONT), Burbank (BUR), or San Diego (SAN) as LAX alternatives. Palm Springs (PSP) continues seasonally.


Did you know JetBlue flies LAX-BUF?

What I was most surprised about was something that isn’t even new nor news, but rather just something I didn’t know. JetBlue operates 3X weekly service (5X from September) from Los Angeles (LAX) to Buffalo, NY (BUF) nonstop. Kind of a cool route.


JetBlue had been Cutting Down on Long Beach Service

Coronavirus was likely just a nail in the coffin for JetBlue’s service to Long beach, as they’ve been steadily cutting down on flight frequencies to LGB as Southwest has muscled in to Long Beach in a big way.


If you are a current LGB fan on JetBlue, will you change airports or change airlines?

Let me know below in the comments, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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