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Travel Tip: How Cross-Country Flights Are Getting Comfortable

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empty_seatsIt’s no secret that transcontinental routes are big money-makers for the airlines, and they’re competing for your business by making cross-country flights more comfortable.

JFK and LAX is the largest O&D—that’s origin and departure—airport pair in the U.S., especially among business travelers who are often willing to pay more.

JetBlue just launched its new Mint service between New York and LA, and will expand to San Francisco this fall.

This is a big deal because JetBlue was founded on the concept of just one class of service.

Now, the new Mint flights feature the longest lie-flat bed in domestic business class, private suites, gourmet food, and amenity kits.

After overhauling several planes, Delta is now offering lie-flat seats on all round-trip flights between JFK and LAX.

Delta also expanded its Economy Comfort service on cross-country flights, which includes free snacks, pillow and blanket sets, and sleep kits.

American is the first U.S. airline to offer three classes of services on transcon flights, with its new Airbus A321T.

Bottom line: More competition means better deals, so this is a good place to be for cross-country flyers.

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