The single-aisle Airbus A321s will have an economy cabin of 114 seats. The seat will be 18.4 inches wide – wider than most seats found on wide-body aircraft today – and have a pitch of 32 inches. By way of comparison, Aer Lingus’ transatlantic economy seat is 17-18 inches wide, with a pitch range of 31-32 inches.
JetBlue fares will also include food and alcohol, with meals created by Dig, a New York restaurant group that specialises in produce from “minority and women-run farms, as well as Dig’s own farm, Dig Acres.”
Passengers will be given the choice of three different main courses, a selection of side dishes and a dessert. Meals will be served in reusable containers with cutlery made from a natural polymer.
Passengers can also enjoy free wi-fi, a 10-inch seatback screen with live TV and a selection of “hundreds” of films.