I recently shared my impressive experience flying with JetBlue Mosaic status.
In my post I wrote how JetBlue employees really seem to take the status seriously. I also included what Mosaic does for you.
Some comments were quite abrasive and uncalled for.
Here are a couple of the comments:
- Kreski wrote “please don’t take your status too seriously”.
- Ryan wrote “Wow man, what a lunatic. I laugh at reading these things and I think…really!? Are people that full of themselves? Makes me never want to hold airline status again“.
I didn’t realize that sharing an experience was taking the status too seriously or becoming a lunatic! Geez!
Another comment I loved was that “no upgrades equals not an interesting status to have,” from Shay Peleg.
Well Shay I beg to differ.
JetBlue Mosaic does still offer some solid benefits like:
- Cancel and change flights without paying fees
- Free checked bags (if you have the branded credit card you get this benefit, too)
- Early boarding
- Free drinks during the flights
- Pay with points to upgrade to Even More Space, a benefit only for Mosaic members.
- A dedicated JetBlue Mosaic customer service phone # ( 1-877-JET-TRUE).
Still not bad if you ask me.
JetBlue already gives a fair amount of space while flying in their regular seats. Unless you happen to be very tall, I can’t say that I really see a need to pay anything extra for Even More Space.
The main benefit I see in getting the upgraded seats is early access to overheard bin space since you also board early. Another benefit is getting off of the plane quicker if you choose those seats at the front of the plane.
On the way home from Lucas and my trip to Mexico, I noticed that there was some space in the Even More Space seats. While checking in I decided to ask if there were any seats closer up (we were assigned seats 19A & 19B) and also wondered if Mosaic status would provide even more benefits. After giving the Even More Space seats a look, I figured it would also be nice to be seated in them to give them a try.
Before I continue, to answer the question asked in this post’s title, yes I definitely feel that JetBlue Mosaic status does have value and the airline as a whole seems to make an effort to acknowledge members.
Within moments, Lucas and I were reassigned seats 3A and 3B! Score! For free, I’ll gladly take the extra legroom
When we arrived at the gate I got the gate tag for Lucas’s stroller and briefly chatted with the friendly agent. We then enjoyed the views from the windows of the planes being loaded/ unloaded.
Just before boarding, Lucas needed to use the little boy’s room. When we got back to the gate, boarding had already began. The agent from earlier mentioned that he was looking for us and that we could go ahead and board.
Lucas and I had the window and middle seat and a man was sitting in the aisle.
I got Lucas situated and needed to get some things from my bag which was stored in the overhead bin. One nice thing I immediately noticed about Even More Space seats was that I could get in and out of the aisle without having the other passenger get up.
Once I sat down I was impressed by how much extra room the Even More Space seats provided. But is it worth spending $60- $70 more for this luxury?
While I liked the easy access to the aisle, this wasn’t even an issue as the man next to us switched seats, one row ahead to give us more space (as well as more space for himself)!
I always say that flying with a little kid gives us a bit of extra room anyways. As you can see, Lucas certainly doesn’t need an Even More Space seat. He is very comfortable sitting with his legs crossed, you know, like a pretzel.
Having more legroom is never a bad thing but for this traveling family if I’m paying, I’ll pass on having Even More Space seats. If I’m getting it as a free upgrade or benefit though, I’ll gladly accept it!
What do you think- is JetBlue’s Even More Space seats worth the extra cost?