JetBlue recently announced that they will stop blocking middle seats after 12/1. That followed Southwest’s announcement that they will sell flights to capacity starting in December.
From 12/2-1/7 Jetblue says that they will sell flights up to 85% of capacity and will not block middle seats. From 1/8 and on they will sell flights to capacity.
JetBlue emailed me that thanks to an industry sponsored study, they will be releasing the blocks on middle seats for several of my upcoming flights.
They write that I have the option of buying as many additional seats as I’d like to remain empty around me.
They also write that I can fill out this form by 11/27 to receive a full refund to my original form of payment for any flights booked on or before 11/13.
As planes fill up once again, the era of empty middle seats is coming to an end. I suppose that was to be expected as holding empty seats begins to cost airlines real money.
Will you pay for an extra seat to remain empty next to you?