JetBlue Adds More Legroom, For A Fee
JetBlue Airways is reconfiguring its Airbus A320 fleet to expand legroom in select rows, and will charge a premium on those seats for flights beginning April 1, the carrier said today.
Rows two through five and the two emergency exit rows on JetBlue's A320s, which comprise the bulk of its fleet, will offer 38 inches of pitch and cost an additional $10 per way on short-haul flights, $15 on medium-haul and $20 on long-haul, a spokesperson said.
The rest of the cabin will offer 34 inches of pitch. According to SeatGuru.com, which monitors aircraft amenities, seat layouts and interiors, JetBlue's A320s currently offer 36 inches of pitch on rows one through 11, and 34 inches of pitch on rows 12 through 25.
JetBlue said customers now can purchase the reconfigured seats through its direct channels, and expects this year to enable such seat purchases when checking in, be it at the airport through kiosks and ticket agents, or online.
Beginning April 1, JetBlue said it would offer the same pricing and 38 inches of pitch on emergency exit row seats on its Embraer 190 fleet.