JetBlue Unveils Details of New ‘Core’ Coach Cabin on Flights to London

By Kurt Stolz on 7 April 2021
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London from the air

JetBlue Airways revealed its plans for coach service on its new flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

The new route will be operating using Airbus A321LR aircraft with Airspace by Airbus cabins. The cabin, which the airline will call “core” instead of coach, will feature seats that are 18.4” in width, among the widest in the industry in coach, and have a minimum seat pitch of 32”. There will be four rows of the airline’s premium economy lite section, Even More Space, with up to 6” more in seat pitch.

“We know all too well the pain points of international flying – the dreaded center section, the ‘choice’ of assembly-line chicken or beef, and the lack of connectivity,” said Jayne O’Brien, the airline’s head of marketing. “JetBlue is ready to change all that with our take on transatlantic travel where you are well taken care of and fully connected if you want to be.”

The seats feature an imitation leather product the airline calls “ultraleather,” and all seats have adjustable headrests, power outlets, and USB ports for charging, as well as a water bottle holder and several mesh pockets in the seat-back area.  The aircraft’s cabin walls have been redesigned to give those in the window seat more space.

Passengers will be able to place their orders for their in-flight meals via the in-flight entertainment system. In-flight seasonal menus, designed by the New York-based restaurant group Dig, offer a choice of three entrées including a so-called “protein” option as well as a vegetable option.  Passengers can choose two side dishes to accompany the entrée.

The Airbus A321LR aircraft will feature free high-speed Wi-Fi and Live TV over the Atlantic.

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