Jerseyguy
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Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:07 pm

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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floridaflyboy
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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:09 pm

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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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:32 pm

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).
 
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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:43 pm

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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Jerseyguy
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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:06 pm

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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rw717
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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:22 pm

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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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:26 am

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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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:41 am

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.
 
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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:50 am

"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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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:00 pm

Given your size, did you think to buy two seats?
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Jerseyguy
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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:19 pm

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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RE: Stuck In The Middle With Blue (Jetblue)

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:16 pm

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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