JetBlue’s Increased Legroom

JetBlue has completed removing a row of seats from all its aircraft, adding two inches of legroom behind row 10. Placement of the emergency exits is the main driver of unchanged legroom at the front of the plane.

JetBlue’s pitch is now competitive with American’s More Room Throughout Coach and United’s Economy Plus (which is limited to the front of their aircrafts, and limited to full fare or elite passengers except on a catch as catch can at the airport basis). It’s a superior product to coach on Continental, Northwest, Delta, USAirways, etc.

For all but the elite traveler who will be upgraded to first class anyway, JetBlue is increasingly a superior product when its route network coincides with a passenger’s travel needs.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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