Have any of you done the extra seating option on Jet Blue? Is there a BIG difference in space? I am headed to Aruba monday and I am not going direct so I am considering making it a little more pleasurable if its worth it...I am a bit over 6ft tall...
Always use it. I'm well under 6' and appreciate the 'up front' seating with early boarding and quicker thru security. There is decidedly more space too. Well worth it.
Same here. Well worth it. Travel days are stressful enough - the benefits of the extra leg room, express security and early boarding really do add up to lessen the usual hassles of traveling. Yes, I'd recommend it for flights to/from Aruba.
Yes I always book extra leg room usually in row 2. Its about an extra 4 inches in front of you. However, near the exit door you really have all the leg room you want since there are no seats in front of you. So that might be better for you if you are over 6ft tall. My last flight I had the extra leg room but one passenger had the extra leg room at the exit door row. He asked If I could switch with him because he wanted to sit next to his wife who I was sitting next to one row in back of the exit row. So I oblige and man did I have a long stretch. I slept like a baby with my feet extended all out. There is no row in front of you!
Thanks to all who have responded. I am connecting thru JFK because I am using points and I have changed my seat to an extra space seat- it was $65. I figured getting thru immigration first would speed up my exit as well. I am considering trying to fit everything into a carry one. That would be easy except I have purchase a camera for a friend who lives in Aruba and the box is rather large....It was much cheaper for me to purchase it and bring it with me than for him to ship it to Aruba, its a nice camera. It saves my friend some cash and that is always good.
I need to pay again to have it for the short flight from Boston to NY but its only $25 for that part...I am probably going to change that one as well tomorrow. Thanks again.
Last edited by Aruba4ever; 04-15-2016 at 09:23 PM.
Haven't traveled with Jet Blue but appreciated the extra space and not feel so squeezed in. I also liked to be more in front of the plane, being able to leave the plane much quicker.
I did exactly the same: bringing certain items for my friends in Aruba which they had ordered from the US. It saved them delivery time and the expensive shipping costs.
Hope, you get to fit the camera and your things in your carry-on. you are allowed to bring one personal item as well. I just checked Jet Blue's requirements, here is the link with more info:
Carry-on Baggage Size Restrictions
Each customer may bring onboard one personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop, etc.) which must fit under the seat, plus one carry-on bag which must be stowed in the overhead bin. Dimensions are as follows:
CK1 Thanks for posting the link I was actually going to search for the max dimensions this evening. I will be finishing up my laundry and trying to fit my stuff in my athletic bag...when that does not work, I will probably take a quick run to the store and see what a carry one suitcase looks like.