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JetBlue Has Released Their Flights to London!

Written by Charlie

JetBlue has launched their flight schedules for their NYC to London flights. It will be great to see how JetBlue does on this route and I am eager to give it a try!

Yesterday was a big day for all those travelers that love JetBlue and England as they released their schedule and bookings to London! There were also some great deals that had popped up on the JetBlue Mint (business class) – I was gone all day so could not get to it then. But, we should see more of this!

JetBlue Launches to London

This was something that JetBlue announced last year and now they followed through on it with their first two flights from the US to London. This will also have their Mint Studio, an even better upgrade to the already-great business class JetBlue Mint.

They will start flying from New York JFK to London Heathrow on August 11. This will be followed by their New York JFK to London Gatwick on September 29. They will launch their Boston to London in the summer of 2022.

JetBlue has been a favorite for many travelers through the years because of things like comfortable seating in economy along with live TV at each seat. They also have had some frequent sales on airfare around the US and Caribbean and that even includes their Mint Class as well.

Limits with JetBlue

But, there are some negatives with JetBlue for some travelers. This includes things like a revenue based award program which means that you only get a fixed rate of redemption for your points. So, no taking advantage of super high rates during peak seasons for a low award rate. But, honestly, other US airlines have started moving away from that fixed award chart anyway so not a big deal. The other issue is for those travelers who want to experience Mint business class as they JetBlue does not have business class lounges for travelers during layovers.

Onboard Experiences

JetBlue flights to London

Still, JetBlue flying to London is certainly going to help the traveler, I believe. They are going to present a wonderful product with great dining offerings and seat comfort as well as things like free WiFi and still having free entertainment on their 10″ HD seatback displays. This should be something that will appeal to many travelers, in spite of their Airbus A321LR still only being a single aisle airplane (that may not be appealing to some travelers for the longer flight time which is really just a couple/ hours longer than a JFK-LAX/SFO/SAN flight).

JetBlue flights to london

Prices

Advertised ticket prices from the US are $599 for round-trip in economy and $1,979. If you want to depart from the UK, you can save a little more with flights costing £329 (about $464) in coach and £999 (about $1,411) in JetBlue Mint. There is presently an uncharge of $129 for the Mint Studio and that will likely be going up quite a bit as that is less than what it costs to upgrade from a regular Mint seat to Studio on transcontinental flights.

Some people have found that connecting flights are yielding cheaper flights so definitely check other origination airports as well. But, keep in mind that JetBlue schedules may prevent you from booking a straight through ticket from your origination airport to London online (if you only have one or two flights per day and they arrive in JFK after the London flights leave, for example).

Flight Schedule

Schedule between New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR)
Daily Beginning August 11, 2021

JFK – LHR Flight #007

LHR – JFK Flight #20

10:10 p.m. – 10:10 a.m. (+1)

6:10 p.m. – 9:43 p.m.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and London Gatwick (LGW)
Daily Beginning September 29, 2021

JFK – LGW Flight #43

LGW – JFK Flight #44

7:50 p.m. – 7:55 a.m. (+1)

12:00 p.m. – 3:33 p.m.

Bottom Line

This is a bold move by JetBlue as there are still quarantines in place (for entering the UK) and bans on entries from the UK (in the US). But, JetBlue is obviously optimistic that these will be lifted by August. No matter what, it is nice to see JetBlue enter this highly competitive space and it will be great to see what kind of disruptions they make on this incredibly lucrative route.

Are you excited about the new JetBlue flights to London?

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About the author

Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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