New York based JetBlue is planning to fly to London commencing this year. News came out earlier in the year that take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow were awarded, as well as slots at London Gatwick. Now it turns out that flight numbers and schedules have appeared for both airports.
Considering the airline will offer economy class and an upgraded evolution of their business class Mint product, the flights should prove to be popular. The new schedule is now available, so let’s take a look.
JetBlue London Transatlantic Schedule
Flights from New York JFK to London Heathrow will start on 12 August 2021. These will operate daily, which is pretty much a must for a transatlantic service if you want people to actually use it.
Departing New York, flight 7 will leave at 21:48 and land in England at 10:10 the next morning. The return service is designated flight 20 and will leave London Heathrow at 18:10, landing back stateside at 21:35 the same evening.
When it comes to Gatwick, these flights will begin on 30 September 2021. The airport is just as handy as London Heathrow for getting into London, as there are regular train services that take around the same amount of time to get into the centre.
Once again these will be daily services, with flight 43 departing the USA at 19:48, arriving into London is 07:55 the following morning. Return flight 44 will leave the UK at 12:10, landing back in New York at 15:43.
JetBlue will be serving both LHR and LGW, which provides decent options for those crossing the Atlantic. Quite frankly both airports are largely similar, being modern enough facilities that are pretty much the same distance from the centre of London.
Heathrow has the cachet of being the premium facility, but the reality is that unless you plan to connect, there is no real difference between the two. An airport is an airport after all.
What do you think of the new JetBlue flight schedules? Will you be booking for a trip? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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