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Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)  
User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2087 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6121 times:
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I just booked flights on Jetblue, and the only thing up front available was middle (middle and window in the back though), did manage to snag an emergency on the way back but middle. Does B6 hold back seats that might be released closer to the flight or maybe day of? Whats my best option, the idea of being in a middle seat for a 6 hour flight isn't that appealing. Is someone likely to trade a emergency exit row for an aisle in the front?
Here are the flights
01 Mar 07 107 New York, JFK 6:20pm Oakland, CA 10:12pm 0
05 Mar 07 96 Oakland, CA 11:20am New York, JFK 7:45pm 0

[Edited 2007-02-18 06:19:36]


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User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6122 times:

Yeah, they do hold seats for reservation at check-in. I believe it's the back few rows of the aircraft on B6, maybe someone can confirm that for me.


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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2693 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6055 times:

Why don't you just take the seat in the back? It's not that big a deal, especially if they deplane from the rear in OAK. I'd go nuts without my window on a 6 hour flight, and it's worth waiting the extra 10 minutes to deplane (to me).

User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21854 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 2):
Why don't you just take the seat in the back?

 checkmark  If you don't like middle seats, don't pick one when there are windows available. Evidently, you'd rather be in the middle in the front than in a window in the back.

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User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5989 times:
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Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
If you don't like middle seats, don't pick one when there are windows available. Evidently, you'd rather be in the middle in the front than in a window in the back.

Heres the deal, I like to get up frequently (every 1 1/2- 2 hours) and go to the bathroom for a few seconds because due to my weight (5'11 275), the seats become unconfortable after awhile, so aisles are preferable because I don't want to have to bother the person sitting next to me. However I guess being able to lean towards the windows would also help me with the width of the seat. And there more valuable to trade if I need to. So maybe I will.



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User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5866 times:

I am the same height and weight and I prefer window seats because it does give more breathing room, however I do understand wanting to get up and not wanting to wake the people beside you. It sucks being larger and trying to fly these days. I have mostly flown stand-by due to the fact that I was an airline employee and still have friends in the industrty which means that I get the last seat on the plane and quite often it is a middle seat. I have flown many times MDW to LAS in a middle seat and it is miserable. I am not complaining because it was a non-rev seat and I totally understand that you get what you get, but it still sucked.


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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5276 times:

Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 4):
I like to get up frequently (every 1 1/2- 2 hours) and go to the bathroom for a few seconds because due to my weight (5'11 275), the seats become unconfortable after awhile, so aisles are preferable because I don't want to have to bother the person sitting next to me.

True...with respect to not bothering people next to you..but if an aisle isn't available, I would probably opt for the middle anyway. Since you'd be getting up anyway, it's one less person you have to ask to get outta the way, y'know?

Quoting JerseyGuy (Reply 4):
However I guess being able to lean towards the windows would also help me with the width of the seat. And there more valuable to trade if I need to. So maybe I will.

Ehhh, people aren't too willing to trade their aisle seats unless it's for another aisle seat  wink . Trust me, I've seen a *lot* of potential arguments over aisles.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5119 times:

Keep in mind that seats do change regularly as the date of departure approaches. People's plans change at the last minute, as there have been several times I've taken another flight at the last minute, or other times when I've snagged other seats that weren't open beforehand. I'd just keep checking back every day or so and see if anything opens up.

User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

"Stuck in the Middle" is one of my favorite songs by the Replacements. 1982 from the "Stink" EP.

They mention Republic Airlines in one of their later songs, but never JetBlue.



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User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

Given your size, did you think to buy two seats?

User currently offlineJerseyGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2087 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4678 times:
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Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 7):
Keep in mind that seats do change regularly as the date of departure approaches. People's plans change at the last minute, as there have been several times I've taken another flight at the last minute, or other times when I've snagged other seats that weren't open beforehand. I'd just keep checking back every day or so and see if anything opens up.

Actually speaking of changing flights, I changed both of my flights and was able to get an aisle in the back (23D on both flights), I will continue to check though for an aisle up front with the 36 inch pitch. One of the flights was cheaper so it only cost me a total of $30 extra with change fees, Well worth it for an aisle seat.

Jetblue really needs to allow you to see the seat chart before you buy.



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User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4208 times:

Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 9):
Given your size, did you think to buy two seats?

Actually someone my size does fit in the seat (even on an RJ) with the armrests down, it is just that a middle seat is not the most comfortable on a long flight.



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