Buying Even More Space seats at gate

Old Sep 17, 19, 9:38 am
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Buying Even More Space seats at gate

When is the latest one can possibly upgrade to even more space seats for a fee? Is the cost cheaper buying online, at check-in, or at gate?

I'm trying to guarantee an open middle seat, but wouldn't pay for extra legroom if it'll end up being occupied.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 6:56 am
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Employee here - I don’t know about the fees but it’s going to be hard to guarantee an empty middle seat if there are non-revs on the flight.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 7:06 am
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Cost is the same regardless of purchase time. The latest I've seen is on the flight. Someone paid to move to an EMS seat during a flight about a week before Thanksgiving last year (JFK-MSY) right after takeoff. Row only had a window seat taken.

My answer is that you will never be able to guarantee an open middle and you're just playing roulette.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 8:25 am
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You can purchase EMS onboard. The FAs can charge your CC on their iPad like any onboard purchase.

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Old Sep 20, 19, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock View Post
You can purchase EMS onboard. The FAs can charge your CC on their iPad like any onboard purchase.

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So in that case if you use the JetBlue Plus credit card, will you pay 50% less than had you purchased EMS before boarding?
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Old Sep 20, 19, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by carraher View Post
So in that case if you use the JetBlue Plus credit card, will you pay 50% less than had you purchased EMS before boarding?
The 50% discount is only for eligible onboard food and beverage purchases.

When they first switched to the MC with this benefit, people got EMS with the discount; they caught on pretty quickly.

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Old Sep 24, 19, 12:40 pm
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If you want to guarantee an open middle seat, I would wait until boarding is complete and then ask the FA to upgrade to a row with empty seats. However, even that won't be a guarantee because if someone has tv or neighbor issues, there is likelihood someone will be moved mid-flight.
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