i had some lovely legroom on my jetblue flight from oakland to new york for an additional $20 one-way. it was divine. for a trip across the country, $20 extra was well worth it. my legs were happy. three tall people in a row could cross their legs. extreme! lavish!
now i have to warn you: be careful to get a direct flight. if you have a layover, you will be charged an additional $20 for each extra leg. (haha, get it? nevermind.) in my opinion, jetblue should just charge you once for this. beware.
on the way to ny, we had a direct flight, so all was good. on the way back we had a layover in long beach. we got back on the same plane but could not have the same seat without paying extra. so we sat in a regular seat for that portion of the flight.
jetblue has a little bit more legroom in their regular seats than other airlines. but really, it was not enough. with the tray table down, it was resting on my sad, sad knees. not to mention the shoulder room. ok, i am mentioning it. i sat in the middle between my tall husband and a woman who didn't fit into her seat and had to leave up the armrest between us (the one with my tv controller). it sucked.
man, i wish the airplane seats were just a little bit wider and the legroom longer to give people of all sizes enough room to sit comfortably. i am always trying to keep my widish shoulders pulled in so as not to bump or touch the person sitting next to me. it pretty much sucks.
so anyway, that's my $20 per leg on that. and check the prices. looks like the tall tax may be going up up and away, at least on virgin america. boo.