JetBlue has announced that, starting August 11th, it will be flying nonstop from JFK to London Heathrow and to London Gatwick (and vice-versa). (see, PRESS RELEASE).
Here are some of the highlights:
Price: Seats on both Heathrow and Gatwick routes are on sale starting today with low fares for U.S.-based travelers starting at $599 roundtrip for the airline’s award-winning core experience and starting at $1,979 roundtrip for JetBlue’s premium Mint experience. U.K.-based travelers can enjoy special introductory roundtrip fares starting at £329for core and £999 for Mint.
Aircraft: Flights on both routes will operate daily on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft with 24 redesigned Mint suites, 117 core seats and the sleek and spacious Airspace cabin interior. JetBlue is set to take delivery of three A321LRs in 2021, all operating on the JFK routes.
Boston, 2022: Additional A321LRs scheduled for 2022 will operate Boston service
Heathrow: JetBlue will operate from Heathrow’s newest terminal, Terminal 2
Gatwick: JetBlue will operate from the North Terminal.
Entertainment and Wifi: Customers in both core and Mint will be able to stay connected throughout the flight, with JetBlue being the only airline to offer unlimited, free high-speed wi-fi on all transatlantic flights. Additionally, customers will have access to a curated selection of live TV channels – focused on news and sports – and an extensive library of seatback entertainment.
Food Glorious Food: All of the comforts JetBlue customers have come to expect will be enhanced by the recently announced partnership with New York-based restaurant group Dig to bring its signature build-your-own dining concept to tray tables at 35,000 feet – JetBlue’s first complimentary meal in core. Core customers will also enjoy a free selection of soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, wine and liquor.
Storage Space and Carry Ons: The A321LR features new extra-large overhead bins, and all customers regardless of fare type will be allowed to bring one carry on, space permitting, and one personal item.
I’m very excited about this – I really like JetBlue and think the JetBlue London experience will be great! My last trip to London was supposed to be in March 2020, but the pandemic brought that trip and most everything else to a screeching halt.