Book JetBlue Flights to London
You can now book JetBlue flights to London. The airline enters the transatlantic market with nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy international Airport (JFK) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) starting August 11, 2021. It will then add nonstop service between New York-JFK and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) starting September 29, 2021. London service from Boston will start in Summer 2022.
“The pandemic has opened doors to London’s two busiest airports, and we look forward to bringing customers low fares and great service at both Heathrow and Gatwick,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “JFK-LHR, the single largest international air travel market from the US, has long suffered from outrageously high fares for far too long, especially in premium cabins. We’re ready to change that with a price point and experience that will impress even the most discerning transatlantic flyers. We’ve always said that JetBlue would serve multiple London airports, and we’re pleased to have secured a path at Heathrow and for long-term growth at Gatwick, which offers speed, low costs, and convenient accessibility into Central London.”
JetBlue was looking to launch flights earlier, but it was delayed partly by the process of proving to regulators that it could operate long over-water flights safely. The late launch means JetBlue will miss most of the peak summer travel that is expected to see record numbers this year as more people get vaccinated and restrictions are loosened. However, travel between the United States and the United Kingdom is still restricted because of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s not clear when restrictions will be eased.
A roundtrip JetBlue flight from Kennedy Airport to London Heathrow will cost as low as around $1,950 in the airline’s Mint cabin and as low as $550 for nonrefundable basic economy fares. Those prices are several hundred dollars cheaper that what you can find on Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
U.K.-based travelers can enjoy special introductory roundtrip fares starting at £329for core and £999 for Mint.
If you’re looking to book with JetBlue TrueBlue points, the cost of award flights is based on the cash price. Additionally it gets very expensive if you’re booking one way fares.
You can start booking now, but keep in mind that travel restrictions are still in place.
Schedule between New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR)
- Daily Beginning August 11, 2021
- JFK – LHR Flight #007 (10:10 p.m. – 10:10 a.m. +1)
- LHR – JFK Flight #20 (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 (7:50 p.m. – 7:55 a.m. +1)
- LGW – JFK Flight #44 (12:00 p.m. – 3:33 p.m.)
Flights on both routes will operate daily on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft. It has 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. Additional A321LRs scheduled for 2022 will operate Boston service.
OMaaT points out that you can net some serious savings for Mint tickets if you rout through San Juan. Mint fares from San Juan to London (via New York) cost just $795 roundtrip, but you don’t get a Mint cabin.