One of the nicest airlines in the United States has announced services to Ireland. This is an expansion of their transatlantic network, which already includes flights to London, Paris and Amsterdam.
In addition to the Irish services, a new route from New York JFK to Edinburgh in Scotland is due to start on 22 and 23 May 2024. These, including the services to Ireland will all be operated by A321neo aircraft featuring 16 Mint seats and 144 in economy as you can see on the seat map here.
New JetBlue Services to Ireland
Aer Lingus and JetBlue have partnered across the Atlantic since 2008. Whether these new services will change that is anyone’s guess. For now though, the new flights will be from New York JFK and Boston to Dublin. Both begin on 13 and 14 March 2024.
According to the JetBlue press release, daily flights from JFK to Dublin will leave the US as B6 841 at 9:30pm, arriving at 8:15am the following morning. Return services will depart the Irish capital at 11:45am, landing Stateside at 3:25pm as B6 842.
Boston, already a popular destination with the Irish, will see flights depart as B6 353 at 10:30pm, arriving at 8:45am the following day. The return is B6 354, leaving at 11:30am and landing in the Massachusetts at 2:45pm.
These flights are seasonal and will run throughout the summer, finishing up on 30 September 2024. If they prove popular, they could move to year round service eventually, just like their Paris flights are doing.
It’s great to see JetBlue opening services to Ireland. It was perhaps inevitable, considering the long running partnership with Aer Lingus, with each carrier feeding each others services. JetBlue are sure to have a handle on just how much traffic they can take out of the market.
Introductory fares are US$599.00 return down the back and a whopping US$2,499 for business class, which they call Mint. Considering how highly regarded this product is among frequent flyers, it’s sure to prove popular. The aircraft also feature the Mint Suite in row one, which adds an element of luxury to the proceedings, with plenty of space.
What do you think of these new JetBlue services? Will you take them over the established flights on Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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