JetBlue to Deliver Authentic New York Pizza to Los Angeles

If you are based in Los Angeles, you may be able to enjoy a gastronomic classic of New York later this week.

As an initiative of what JetBlue Airways calls Pie in the Sky, 350 authentic pizzas from New York will be available for purchase on a first come, first served basis and delivered every day to a specific “delivery zone” in Los Angeles from noon Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 through Friday, May 11, 2018.

JetBlue to Deliver Authentic New York Pizza to Los Angeles

The cheese and pepperoni pizzas are from Patsy’s Pizzeria in East Harlem; and they will travel from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Los Angeles International Airport. The prices are not unreasonable, as you can place your order for a 16” plain cheese pizza for $12.00; or a pepperoni pizza for $15.00 — both for delivery and expected to arrive hot and fresh sometime between 7:00 and 10:00 in the evening Pacific Daylight Time. The airline will even cover the taxes, delivery fees and gratuities!

You can only order one pizza per day; and you cannot use TrueBlue points to purchase pizzas.

Launched by Pasquale Lancieri, Patsy’s Pizzeria first opened in New York in 1933 and quickly established itself as a family style, old-fashioned neighborhood restaurant — and thereby becoming a trusted authority in providing New Yorkers a taste of authentic brick-oven pizza. The pizzeria is widely credited with popularizing traditional New York-style thin crust pizza and for being the first to sell pizza by the slice.

If you want to know how — and, more importantly, how not — to eat an authentic New York pizza, just take a look at this hilarious video from Jon Stewart when he still hosted The Daily Show in 2011:


This is an interesting idea from JetBlue Airways; but no plans are currently in place to extend the Pie in the Sky initiative at this time once this promotion concludes. I wonder when — or if — the airline will consider delivering fresh authentic New York bialys to the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

With rare exceptions, JetBlue Airways is correct, in my opinion: no one does pizza like New York — although as I first pointed out in this article from Monday, December 17, 2007, FlyerTalk members debate as to which are the best and worst pizza places in the United States…

…and that should fuel the Comments section below for a while with crusty thoughts and cheesy opinions designed to slice into me…

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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