We’ve been a fan of JetBlue since 2004, but we’ve also flown AirTran a few times lately and loved it. AirTran does not have TVs, but the planes are new, they have a excellent on-time and safety record, the flight crews we’ve encountered have been top notch and for the first time in I don’t know how long, we had a pilot tip the plane so that everyone could see Cape Canaveral.
So, right now, we consider JetBlue and AirTran to be equals.
Also, Southwest scares the heck out of me. They’ve been cited at least twice in the last year for safety violations. I trust airlines like that as far as I can throw a 737.