Passengers who choose Blue Basic will board last and can only select a seat during the check-in process, beginning 24 hours prior to flight departure. Flyers will still have the same access to the carrier's standard range of benefits, including free Wi-Fi, snacks, drinks and back-TV. Customers can bring transportation and, as with most other classes of tickets, Blue Basic flyers will have to pay for checked luggage.
"Our new low price will be anything but basic, designed to help customers save while still offering full JetBlue experience," said Joanna Geraghty, the airlines' president and COO, in a press release. "This will attract low-cost applicants to JetBlue, where we can take better care of them than other airlines do."