jetBlue announces non stop service from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale

In a way, airlines are like kids on their first week of school.

When one kid shows up with a Dawson’s Creek Trapper Keeper, all the other kids head out to the local school supply store to get their own (bonus points if you get that reference).

Kids compete with school supplies and cool backpacks, airlines compete with fares and route networks.

Earlier today, Grant reported some great news from Virgin America – the announcement of their new Los Angeles and San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale route (forgive the giddiness, but anytime Virgin America expands its route network, I smile a little more, secretly hoping they’ll be heading to Chicago soon).

The day isn’t even over, and the next airline has decided they want to play along. Starting November 17th, jetBlue will be flying the San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale route as well.

The airline will be flying one flight each way every day. The San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale flight departs SFO at 11:30 pm and arrives the next morning at 7:30 am. The other way around departs Fort Lauderdale at 7:15 pm and arrives at 10:35 pm. Pretty convenient schedules if you ask me. In fact, with a little creativity, you’ll be able to fly up and down for a day on the beach in under 24 hours. Fort Lauderdale also means passengers can transfer to another jetBlue flight and head towards the Bahamas and Puerto Rico.

A flight on jetBlue means free live satellite TV, free drinks and snacks and of course their $40 “Even More Legroom” upgrade option. The service on the overnight flight even includes their “Shut-Eye” service, featuring earplugs, an eyeshade and a hot towel service when you wake up.