JSX flies Embraer regional jets in a premium configuration from private terminals. You can buy tickets for scheduled service on their website, and earn miles from United or JetBlue.
You just need to show up 20 minutes before your flight, 30 minutes with checked luggage. I showed up less than that when I flew them a couple of months ago.
They operate mostly in California, Texas, the Southwest and up the East Coast between Florida and Texas, they have a premium seating configuration, and everyone is friendly. Plus they have StarLink satellite internet.
And now they have a more robust inflight service as well.
- New snacks and more substantive food on longer flights. They’ve revamped the snack basket with “sweet potato chips, gummy bears, twice-baked cookies, and more” but more significantly – these regional jets don’t have ovens in the galley – they’re now offering “fresh selections like a Sonoma chicken wrap or Thai veggie noodles” on flights over 550 miles. These are complimentary.
- New beverage service including “Belvolio Prosecco, Murphy Goode Cabernet, and a craft seasonal cocktail, the Ohza Peach Bellini. Michelob Ultra is now available on all flights, or you can choose from either Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA or Shiner Bock on select routes.” Also complimentary.
- Hot towels, blankets, and mints. Hot towel service is provided on flights over 550 miles. Warm blankets are now boarded, so they’re available on request on all flights configured 1-by-1 (the new standard configuration for their aircraft). Mints are provided prior to arrival on all flights.
My short hop from private terminals at Dallas Love Field to Austin on JSX was my best domestic flight of the past year. Within a couple of months the additional of satellite internet will be fleet-wide. Everyone struck me as friendly. And with more substantive food options, I wouldn’t hesitate to fly with them on longer trips. I only wish they had more service from Austin.