Stretching out isn’t exactly the norm when you’re flying coach, but JetBlue’s redesign is looking to change that. After being ranked by WalletHub as 2018’s Most Comfortable Airline, the company is overhauling its A320 cabins to provide wider seats while maintaining their reputation for offering the most legroom in coach.
The A320s, which make up a majority of JetBlue’s fleet, will boast a seat-width of 18 inches in coach. And according to the plane’s seat map overview on SeatGuru, “Over the next two years, JetBlue will make major improvements to their A320s to improve the cabin experience, including providing the most legroom in coach.”
The legroom, which is estimated using the seat pitch — or the distance “from any point on one seat to the exact same point on the seat in front or behind it,” according to SeatGuru — is currently listed as 34 inches on the most common A320 layout and 38 to 39 inches in JetBlue’s “Even More Space” seating upgrade. While Travel Weekly reports that the standard 34 inches is being decreased to 32 inches with the redesign, the airline says the seats still provide “The most legroom in coach based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.”
As part of the retrofitted seating, JetBlue is planning to continue adding contoured Rockwell Collins Meridian seats with adjustable headrests, improved seat support, power outlets.