So I have flown a fair amount... but never on a flight have I heard them asking for passengers in the front rows to volunteer to make ve to the back of the plane to balance it out? Jetblue, what I consider a ‘normal mid-large passenger jet’... Is this for real or are they just trying to accomodate someone’s late stubborn seating request?

I mean, if the plane is that empty it wouldn’t be that big a deal would it? It’s the flight at the next gate which doesn’t appear to be sold out but isn’t deserted either...