New Yorkers are fleeing to Los Angeles in record numbers – in search of sunshine, in search of space, in search of nature, in search of a slower pace of life. But one thing New Yorkers are not moving to LA to find: better food (tacos and Japanese food excluded). Sorry Los Angeles, but New York is undoubtedly the better eating city – especially when it comes to pizza.
Ask any New York expat what they miss most about their Right Coast life, and there’s a good chance the answer will be “decent pizza.” Well, JetBlue is trying to change that for a lucky few with a marketing stunt called Pie in the Sky that brings a slice of New York to L.A. in the form of pies from legendary East Harlem coal-fired pizza joint, Patsy’s.
To raise awareness for its new JFK-LAX route, JetBlue is flying 350 Patsy’s pizzas to L.A. daily on the 8 A.M. flight, landing at LAX at 1:30 P.M. PST.
After arriving in L.A., the pizzas – which are packed in coolers – are prepared for final delivery at a kitchen in L.A. and then sent directly to residents presumably tired of eating mediocre pizza. This might leave you wondering, “But is day-old New York pizza really better than fresh pizza in L.A.?”
Well JetBlue says it consulted with an expert pizzaiolo to make sure the pies maintain their quality throughout the whopping 8-hour delivery process.
Customers must order same-day at 12 A.M. PST for their chance to get one of the 350 pies delivered between 7 P.M. and 10 P.M. (Check here to see if you are in the delivery zone).
Not sure if it’s worth it to wait nearly 24 hours for your pizza? Well, good news is the pies are free, which is something people on both coasts can get behind.