The American airline jetBlue has just begun selling its new flights to London. They’ve also decided to offer a nice deal for this new route: You can fly to New York in their Mint business class for £957 (~€1,124) (from Gatwick) or £991 (~€1,164) (from Heathrow).
It is also possible to add a connecting flight to some other destinations, such as Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Rochester, Raleigh, or Portland, Maine. The connecting flight, however, would be an economy class flight, and the price would increase to roughly £1,100 (~€1,292).
There’s currently a travel ban for trips to the USA. It is still unknown, from when on tourists will be able to enter the country again. If you wish to rebook the flights, you’ll have to pay the fare difference. You can also cancel your booking and get a jetBlue voucher, valid for 12 months.
There’s very high availability from August until mid-November 2021. You can also fly economy (incl. 23kg of luggage) in one direction and business class in the other direction for £664 (~€780). The first flight departs on August 12.
The flights are operated with an Airbus A321 LR. You’d fly roughly 9 hours on the inbound flights and roughly 7 hours on your way back.
By the way, this isn’t our only business class deal from London:
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You can book these flights at this price until May 21, 2021. You also have to stay for at least 7 days (or a Sunday) and no longer than 60 days. These flights can be booked directly on jetblue.com.
JetBlue’s Business Class
JetBlue ordered new Airbus A321 LR planes especially for their flights to London. These narrow-bodies have a great business class with lie-flat seats.
The plane has 22 Mint Suites and two Mint Studios in the first row. Every seat has direct access to the aisle. The Mint Studios are especially spacious, with a big sleeping area and a bigger TV screen. The Studios, however, cost €100 more.
Two pieces of luggage, each up to 32 kg heavy, are included. Please be aware that jetBlue currently doesn’t operate any airport lounge, nor does it have a partnership.
It seems that the tickets are issued in booking class I, which gives you the following options:
- 13,844 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 8,652 Miles on South African Voyager
- 8,652 Miles on HA
- 8,652 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
Source: One Mile at a Time