For those of you that fly JetBlue, you’ll soon be paying to check a bag and will also be losing precious leg room at a later date.
This bad news prompted me to write the post JetBlue To Charge For Terra Blues Chips.
In yesterday’s post I covered the changes being made along with my questions related to the future of JetBlue…
Apparently JetBlue came across one of my tweets yesterday.
So according to JetBlue, none of my predictions (from my post) would be happening- Terra Blues will remain complimentary and JetBlue will well how do I say it best- remain blue and not go further towards the green.
Here is my last tweet which JetBlue responded to:
JetBlue tweeted me a link to a note from Robin Hayes, the airline’s president.
The note explains the reason behind the upcoming changes and makes it sound like it is being done to help us. By charging us to check a bag, it will allow JetBlue to maintain its competitive edge. But who is paying for this? Obviously us!
When it comes to losing some of our leg room (and the airline adding additional seats on planes), this change is sugar-coated with a graphic showing how JetBlue still offers the most leg room in coach by a significant margin.
The seat-pitch will go from 34.7 inches to 33.1. Virgin was the closest competitor with 32.6.
The bottom line is whether or not JetBlue still offers more leg room than others, it is still shrinking. And when it comes to baggage fees, offering different fare bundle options will still bring added costs for those wanting to check a bag.
There are a few positives:
- Free Fly-Fi- what JetBlue says is “the industry’s fastest connectivity product”.
- (Supposedly) more comfortable seats
- Improved 100+ channels of DirecTV
Let’s hear what you think about JetBlue’s upcoming changes.
I’m willing to bet that the overwhelming majority of you will not be happy about what’s going on over at JetGreen, I mean JetBlue!