How Much is Seven Extra Inches of Legroom on Continental Worth to You?
The money streaming in from baggage fees is spoiling the airlines rotten. So while millions upon millions of fresh greenbacks come over the check-in counter as passengers get caught by the new fees, the airlines continue to look for more ways to make an extra buck. And although Continental is keeping their free meals in economy for now, they will be charging additional now for something they never have before: seats with more legroom.
It's a very low-cost-carrier move, one that airlines like Jetblue and Virgin America can get away with, but Continental? Timesthey are a-changing! Or they will be beginning on March 17 when Continental offers up unreserved coach seats with more legroom with more cash at check-in. A quick visit to SeatGuru.com should tip you off as to which seats will get the $$ treatment or not (hint: definitely the ones highlighted in green), and in some cases, we're talking up to seven extra inches of legroom.
The premium coach seatssince that's what they really arewill go on sale as upgrades 24 hours before the flight, available if you check-in on Continental.com or at the airport, based on availability. Price will be determined by flight length, of course.