JetBlue Reveals New Lie-Flat Seats for New York-based Transcon Routes

By Jesse Sokolow on 5 August 2013
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A JetBlue aircraft at JFK

A JetBlue aircraft at JFK

JetBlue announced details of its new lie-flat seats and premium cabin (the airline has thusfar not referred to the cabin as first class or business).  The seats will become available on the airline’s new Airbus A321 aircraft in the second quarter of next year, on the carrier’s New York-Los Angeles and New York-San Francisco routes.

The seats will be arranged in a 2-2 configuration in rows 1, 3, and 5.  Rows 2 and 4 will have private suites, with one seat on each side of the aisle and a closeable door.

All seats will have air cushions with adjustable firmness, a massage function, and 15” widescreen TVs.  They will also have a “wake-me-for-service” indicator that will allow passengers to indicate whether they want to sleep through a service or be woken up.

The airline will also its main cabin offerings next year, with movable headrests, a new entertainment system, and 110-volt and USB power outlets for all passengers.

In addition, JetBlue is expected to increase the frequencies of its New York-Los Angeles and New York-San Francisco routes when new Airbus A321 start to arrive.  The carrier plans to have a dedicated sub-fleet of 11 of the aircraft outfitted with the new premium seats.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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