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'Even More Legroom' on JetBlue Will Also Mean Even Faster Through Airport Security

April 25, 2011 at 10:57 AM | by | ()

Have you ever flown JetBlue out of T5 at JFK on a Friday or Sunday morning? As spacious and new as that terminal is, all of the passengers departing to vacation destination points unknown quickly clog up the security lanes, dumping their floral-print beach bags on the X-ray scanners and forgetting to take off their flip-flops. It can be so frustrating, especially if you're a business travelers or used to sailing through security here.

Blessedly, JetBlue is about to resolve this problem by using fast track security lanes. According to USA Today, passengers who buy the "Even More Legroom" seats—which can range from $20 to $50 extra each way—will be able to either switch lanes to the fast-track one (at airports that have them) or jump to the front of the line (at airports that don't have the fast track lanes). Here's hoping T5 opens a fast lane of its very own.

We've paid the $50 extra legroom fee on coast-to-coast JetBlue flights before, and even though this already means we got to board the plane before everyone else, heading through airport security and hitting the wine bars before everyone else would have been even better.

There's no official launch date for the new lanes set quite yet, but a "few months" is the estimate.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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