It has been seven years since British Airways threw in the towel in its attempt to persuade the business travellers of the South East to head to Gatwick and on to New York.
The decision, announced yesterday, to bring back the service seems a little odd. This is especially true when you consider that, unlike seven years ago, BA will be up against low-cost competition in the form of the Norwegian Gatwick to New York service.
The new service launches on 1st May and will operate daily.
It will depart Gatwick at 4.40pm, landing at 7.30pm. The return flight will leave JFK at 10pm, arriving at 10am.
It will use a three-class Boeing 777 aircraft, so First Class will not be available.
As always with a new route, you should find Avios redemption availability wide open. Two Club World seats are available every day, as well as four economy seats. If you were looking for New York flights for next Summer but had found no availability, now is the day to book. Take a look now at ba.com.
Where is the aircraft coming from?
It is time to check your existing bookings if you have a long-haul flight booked from Gatwick after 1st May 2016.
Las Vegas is cancelled entirely. Vegas will now be flown only from Heathrow.
In addition, according to reports, Antigua is cut by one flight per week. Orlando is also losing one service per week. Kingston and Tobago will be rescheduled to different days of the week – I hope your hotel booking was refundable ….