jetBlue used to offer more legroom than they do today. They also offered a free first checked bag. Their flights still have a touch more room than American, United, and Delta do in coach. They have free wifi. But their goal is clearly to be just a little bit better than their competitors, while avoiding being substantially better.
Here are 3 new things to know about jetBlue:
- jetBlue eliminates free standby and increases the price for same day flight changes from $50 to $75 although this doesn’t affect elite members who can continue to make same day changes for free.
- JetBlue is tightening its price drop policy, you need to request a voucher when the price of your ticket drops within 5 days rather than the current 14 day policy. It wasn’t that many years ago when United Airlines gave vouchers whenever the price of your ticket dropped, just for the asking, no time limit.
- jetBlue flight attendants will vote on unionization early in 2018. Some seem to think this will ‘give them a seat at the table’ in merger negotiations. In most cases that’s only if they’re willing to sign a contract with a potential acquirer that they wouldn’t with their existing management, and that’s usually concessionary…
I do like jetBlue’s coach product better than their largest competitors’. But they want to be sure the product isn’t too good it seems.