Authentic New York pizzas were winging their way to Los Angeles Wednesday, with JetBlue Airways beginning a three-day “Pie in the Sky” program offering coast-to-coast delivery of cheese and pepperoni pies direct from the Big Apple to some lucky Angelenos.
The service isn’t exactly 30-minutes-or-less delivery, but the airline says it will fly 350 pizzas daily on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from Patsy’s Pizzeria of East Harlem to Los Angeles International Airport. From there, the pizzas will be taken to a final preparation area before being driven to customers lucky enough to live in an eligible delivery area.
People hoping to get a coast-to-coast pizza delivery can place an order beginning at midnight each day. Only 350 cheese and pepperoni pizzas will be available daily, and orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
L.A. residents can find out if they’re in the delivery area by visiting www.jetblue.pizza and entering a ZIP code. Anyone in an eligible area can then place an order for a 16-inch cheese or pepperoni pizza. The cheese pizza costs $12, while the pepperoni pie is $15.
There is no delivery fee, and no tips are required for the drivers who deliver the pizzas, according to JetBlue.
Once the pizza is ordered, customers can track the status of their pie on the airline’s pizza website throughout the day. Once the pizza arrives in Los Angeles and is ready for delivery, customers will be given a delivery time between 7 and 10 p.m.
JetBlue insists the pizza will be delivered hot and ready to eat.
“A designated pizzaiolo — a specially trained pizza chef — has overseen the logistics of the pizza’s journey to ensure quality is maintained throughout the process,” according to the airline. “The process by which the pizza is being prepped and transported for its journey ensures that it will not only be safe, but also delicious.”
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