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JetBlue Devalues Their Beverage Service

JetBlue Devalues Their Beverage Service
Meg Butler

“Is Pepsi OK?” is something you never want to hear, especially on a flight where you can’t just hop out of the exit door and choose another restaurant. But, from now on, you’ll hear it from your flight attendant if you fly JetBlue.

In June 2019, will switch the free beverages in their “core” economy class from Coke to Pepsi (and from Sprite to Sierra Mist). But the swap from Coke to Pepsi isn’t all that’s changing. Jet Blue’s Fuze Iced Tea products are being phased out and individual water bottles will be replaced with poured offerings from 1.5L bottles.

The coffee and tea they serve will remain Dunkin Donuts and the bloody mary mix will still be Mr. & Mrs. T’s.

If you have good taste in soda are a Coca-Cola lover, you can only hope that the move to Pepsi isn’t catching like Basic Economy. If you love Pepsi and JetBlue, this may be good news?


H/T: Wandering Aramean

Photo: Flickr, Sean Loyless

View Comments (25)


  1. Auto Enthusiast

    May 18, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Pepsi’s better. Says me and blind taste tests. Sorry.

  2. airboss

    May 18, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Pepsi is a BIG STEP UP !!!! Coke sucks…..and if you had any taste at all, you would know that!!!

  3. hbtr

    May 18, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Your comments regarding Coke vs Pepsi products are completely uncalled for.

  4. Johnny Rocket

    May 18, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Actually as much as I love coke, I did a blind taste test and preferred Pepsi every time! So you’re talking nonsense!

  5. blackhawk1968

    May 18, 2019 at 11:45 am

    A commercial for Coca-Cola. Hope you all got paid for the endorsement. For some of us, Pepsi is an improvement.

  6. IADFlyerguy

    May 18, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Ridiculous — all those drinks are junk. Give me a good beer!

  7. tsw22

    May 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    I’m just pissed they’re getting rid of the Fuze Iced Tea. That’s generally my choice. Ginger Ale for the win.

  8. PaulMSN

    May 18, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Americans seem to prefer sweeter products in general, so in a one-sip blind taste test, they’re going to go with the sweeter product. In reality, though, we drink more than just a sip, and that’s where Coke leaves Pepsi behind.

  9. BC Shelby

    May 18, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    …and the unsweetened iced tea will be phased out. For those who cannot drink beverages laden with with HFCS (like diabetics) all that leaves them is plain bottled water (meh) or having to purchase something like fruit juice, if offered (which once used to be complementary as well). Coffee is a diuretic so on a longer flight that likely means having to pry yourself out of that steerage seat to go to the loo a couple times.

    One less airline on the list to fly.

  10. KevAZ

    May 18, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Meg must have grown up drinking the sewage water of Atlanta. That’s the only reasonable reason for this stupid article.

  11. Mtothe M

    May 18, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    You got your wish. You got comments – including mine! LOL!

    Pepsi has always been better – it’s been proven. As for Coke lovers: blame your parents for not exposing you to quality soda, not JetBlue.

  12. Capt Nemo

    May 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    No major loss. Pepsi is much better although Coke cleans toilets and battery terminals very nicely.

  13. kds4

    May 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Another thumbs-up for Pepsi products. Now if the airlines would only bring back Mountain Dew (Hey United, You listening?)

  14. apeortdz

    May 18, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Count me in too as a Diet Pepsi fan…much preferred over Diet Coke

  15. fof9l

    May 18, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    @blackhawk1968 You spoke true. “For some of us” – however, Pepsi is certainly a downgrade for me. Too sweet. Mind you, Americans tend to like that, don’t they.

  16. hfb606

    May 18, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Arrogance personified, and you are dead wrong! Pepsi is better.

  17. EVALU8

    May 19, 2019 at 3:43 am

    To feature such an ill advised post which is emailed to thousands of members only serves to undermine the credibility of the site. Who in gods name allowed such a post to be distributed without vetting?

    It’s bad enough to allow a personal preference to be portrayed in such a libellous fashion, but to have it as a headline article is offensive to those of us whom value impartiality.

    I’m not a fan of either product, but will never look at FlyerTalk the same way .. such a shame

  18. dkemp2

    May 19, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Yes! Pepsi is an improvement. Especially if they include Mountain Dew!!

  19. MimiB22

    May 19, 2019 at 4:57 am

    I don’t drink soda, so I just don’t care which brand is served. As for pouring water from larger bottles,I assume the purpose is to cut down on the use of small disposable plastic bottles, which are a huge environmental problem. However, if they’re still pouring water into plastic cups, it’s just an inconvenience with no benefit to our plastic polluted oceans. Hopefully they’ll use paper cups such as are used for coffee,

  20. NWA777

    May 19, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Pepsi is much better than Coke

  21. skidooman

    May 19, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Coke vs Pepsi? It is high-fructose corn syrup in carbonated water anyway.

    Can’t say it affects my perception of JetBlue one way or the other.

  22. Dhamal

    May 20, 2019 at 6:30 am

    I use Pepsi to unclog my drains and clean the toilet.


    May 20, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Great news!

  24. alexmyboy

    May 21, 2019 at 5:10 am

    next beer comparison

  25. cebootsw

    May 21, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    The unsweetened iced tea is a major loss, in my opinion. Carbonated beverages are not good to have while flying and I agree completely with the points about sugar made by BC Shelby! I would bring my own unsweetened iced tea, but as you know, that can’t be done anymore.

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