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JSX Adds Nonstop Service Between San Diego and Phoenix

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JetSuite X (JSX) is a semi-private jet operator that offers relatively affordable flights, making it an alternative for commercial flights with larger airlines if you’re traveling between cities the carrier serves.

Currently, its route map is pretty limited, but it’s growing. And JSX just announced new nonstop service between San Diego (SAN) and Phoenix (PHX) — let’s take a look at the details!

JSX’s Route Network

JSX route map
Image Credit: JSX

JSX’s new nonstop service between San Diego and Phoenix joins a handful of existing routes.

As you can see above, most of these operate around the West Coast. Although the airline already serves Phoenix, this is its first foray into San Diego. This new route launches on August 18, 2022, and will feature twice-daily service.

What Is JSX?

If you’ve ever wanted to fly private but haven’t wanted to pay the exorbitant costs usually associated with it, JSX could be a good option for you. The airline exclusively operates a fleet of Embraer E135 and E145 jets that are configured more like private jets than typical commercial aircraft and feature just 30 seats.

JSX
Image Credit: JSX

In addition to better seating, you’ll also have access to the private terminal at the airport, which can save you a lot of time. TSA? Nope. Hordes of anxious passengers? Nowhere to be seen. There’s something to be said for the seamless experience that comes with flying on this type of airline.

Finally, the airline also offers 2 free checked bags, complimentary alcohol, and free snacks. This is a far cry from the nickel-and-dime experience we’re used to these days with other carriers.

Although it sounds expensive, JSX compares favorably price-wise with mainstream airlines on this route. Here’s a look at one-way tickets from San Diego to Phoenix at the end of August:

SAN PHX cash rates
Image Credit: Google Flights

Frontier will charge you just $59 for this route, but remember that it also charges you for … everything else … from carry-on bags to seat assignments. American Airlines will charge you anywhere from $119 to $149.

JSX, meanwhile, charges $179 for the same route:

JSX SAN PHX
Image Credit: JSX

Is it worth $30 more to enjoy the private terminal and 2 free checked bags? Probably, but if you’re chasing elite status you may want to stick with your preferred airline, as JSX doesn’t offer its own loyalty program.

Hot Tip: You can earn JetBlue TrueBlue points or United MileagePlus miles on JSX flights.

Final Thoughts

This is an exciting development for those located in either Phoenix or San Diego or who travel frequently between the 2 cities.

Although the airline’s route map is currently small, its growth is good news for those who prefer convenience — and don’t mind paying a little more for it.

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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