JetBlue Airways is set to offer travelers low-cost flights to London throughout the course of summer. The low-cost airline, which was recently crowned the comfiest of all the US airlines according to a study last week, has cut its total number of flight routes on several occasions throughout the course of the pandemic but will look to preserve its popular transatlantic routes to London – whilst making them more attractive to travelers with low price fares in the process.
With a bumper summer of travel expected this year, JetBlue’s flights to the UK capital could yet prove to be more popular than ever. Here’s everything you need to know about JetBlue’s commitment to its London flights, including how often they will be, which aircraft will fly the routes, and – most importantly – how much travelers can expect to pay for these transatlantic flights.
JetBlue’s London Services – Information For Travelers
Whilst the pandemic has been tough for airlines, it has also seen some airlines make history. Last August marked the first-ever transatlantic flight for JetBlue, which saw a flight depart from New York’s JFK airport headed for London Heathrow. Since that inaugural flight at the height of the pandemic, JetBlue’s transatlantic offerings have gone from strength to strength with several new additions – and it won’t be stopping this summer.
The transatlantic route has long since been a popular one for American travelers, with the UK being the third most popular destination for American travelers behind Mexico and Canada.
Not only is it popular, but it is an affordable route to fly thanks to JetBlue’s fuel-efficient and more sustainability-friendly Airbus A321LR aircraft, which allows the airline to offer low fares in return for its low costs.
As well as flights from JFK, JetBlue will soon be flying to London from Boston. Flights to London Gatwick will begin from July 19th, whilst flights to Heathrow will start on August 22nd. According to JetBlue’s website flights from New York to London can be found for cheaper than $600 on several dates over the next few months, whilst return flights between Boston and London can also be found for less than $600 in July and August.
Travelers looking to hop across the pond on a city break can fly from New York to London from the 18th to the 25th of May for just $592 inclusive of taxes and fees. Boston to London flights are similarly priced, with a five-night stay from the 19th to 24th August costing travelers just $591. Each flight will see travelers able to take advantage of JetBlue’s complimentary drink and snack service and free WiFi onboard.
Yet as well as offering competitively priced basic fare packages for their transatlantic flights, JetBlue also has some of the most affordable business class packages around. According to reports, the airline’s Mint business class fare for a round trip Boston to Heathrow journey is set to start from $1,949, a rate that’s extremely competitive and more affordable than others that serve transatlantic routes.
Speaking about their commitment to the route, Robin Hayes, the CEO of Jetblue, said:
“The response on both sides of the Atlantic has been overwhelmingly positive, and it is now widely recognized that losing Jetblue on this route would be a major setback for travelers who enjoy low fares and excellent service. We are committed to working with regulators as well as governments to identify a path to staying at Heathrow for the long term. We can contribute as we grow on this route if we are allowed to stay and compete.”
Travelers heading to the UK will be happy to know the nation has removed all covid-related entry requirements and has ‘returned to normal’. Visiting cities like London this summer will feel much like it did in 2019.
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