Airlines are always looking for ways to segment their consumer base, in order to get as much revenue from each passenger as possible. Over the years, we’ve seen just about all major US airlines introduce extra legroom economy seating, intended both as a reward for elite members, and as an ancillary revenue opportunity.
In this post I wanted to take a closer look at Even More Space, which is JetBlue’s extra legroom economy seating. This is a pretty competitive product, with some pros and cons compared to competing cabins. I’ve written about similar products offered by other airlines, including Alaska Premium Class, American Main Cabin Extra, Delta Comfort+, and United Economy Plus.
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JetBlue Even More Space offers extra legroom
JetBlue Even More Space offers dedicated seating with up to seven inches of extra legroom compared to standard economy seating. Even More Space is generally located in the first several rows of economy, and also at exit rows (and since JetBlue doesn’t have a premium cabin on most of its planes, that means it’s usually at the very front of the cabin).
JetBlue offers Even More Space throughout its fleet, including on its domestic and international flights.
To JetBlue’s credit, the airline has maintained a respectable amount of legroom in its “standard” economy cabin, especially compared to competing airlines. Still, Even More Space will make for a significantly more comfortable ride.
JetBlue Even More Space offers priority boarding & security
JetBlue Even More Space offers a couple of amenities, in addition to extra legroom:
- Priority boarding, with Group A, immediately behind Mint and Mosaic customers; since you’ll be among the first to board, you’ll also have access to the most overhead bin space
- Priority security, available at select airports where JetBlue offers these lanes
JetBlue is the only one of the major US airlines to offer priority security with its extra legroom seating. Meanwhile unlike Alaska, American, and Delta, JetBlue doesn’t offer complimentary alcoholic drinks for its extra legroom economy passengers.
Who gets JetBlue Even More Space for free
JetBlue Mosaic members receive complimentary Even More Space seating:
- If you have JetBlue Mosaic 1 (with 50 tiles), you receive complimentary Even More Space seating at check-in, up to 24 hours before departure
- If you have JetBlue Mosaic 2 or above (with 100 tiles), you receive complimentary Even More Space seating at the time of booking
Unfortunately what’s frustrating is that this benefit doesn’t extend to companions, so you can only get an Even more Space seat as the Mosaic member.
The cost to purchase JetBlue Even more Space
For those who don’t have access to complimentary Even More Space on account of having Mosaic status, it’s possible to purchase these seats any time from when you ticket your reservation until departure.
The cost is dynamic, and varies based on demand. So you won’t find consistent pricing in any particular market, but rather it could change based on the day of the week, the time of day, etc. Furthermore, the cost can vary based on the type of fare you book, with Even More Space seats being most expensive for Blue Basic fares.
As an example, take a look at a random JetBlue flight from New York to Boston. The cost for an Even More Space seat ranges from $31 to $39, depending on whether you select a window, aisle, or middle seat, and depending on what part of the cabin you sit in.
Meanwhile on one of JetBlue’s longest flights, from New York to London, the cost of Even More Space seating ranges from $148 to $169.
Is JetBlue Even More Space worth it?
Obviously if you’re eligible for complimentary upgrades to JetBlue Even More Space, you should absolutely take advantage of that, since it’s not costing you anything extra. But what about for those who have to pay for upgrades?
I find that JetBlue Even More Space is right in the middle of the pack when it comes to pricing and overall value for extra legroom economy seating:
- Even More Space has more legroom than you’ll find in some other extra legroom economy sections on other airlines
- It’s nice that Even More Space offers priority boarding, and also priority security at select airports
- However, unlike on some other airlines, there’s no complimentary alcohol, in case that’s a consideration
- The pricing for Even More Space isn’t unreasonable, especially when you consider what’s bundled with it
So I think there’s actually often value to paying for Even More Space, and the value is typically better than with Delta Comfort+ or United Economy Plus, for example.
Even More Space is JetBlue’s extra legroom economy seating, offering up to seven inches of extra legroom, plus priority boarding and sometimes priority security. This can help make an economy flight much more pleasant.
If you have JetBlue Mosaic status, then you can get access to Even More Space on a complimentary basis. Otherwise, you can buy Even More Space seating on a particular flight, with the pricing being dynamic.
What has your experience been with JetBlue Even More Space?