The launch dates for JetBlue’s flights between London and Boston have finally been confirmed.
Whilst the airline launched direct flights to New York last year its Boston route has taken a little while longer to materialise. We originally ran this story based on flight loaded onto OAG thanks to Aeroroutes but JetBlue has now confirmed the schedules.
Initial slot allocation in 2020 suggested that JetBlue would launch flights to Boston from Stansted. This never happened and it now appears that the flights will launch from both Heathrow and Gatwick. To be honest, I don’t think JetBlue ever wanted to fly from Stansted – its sights were always firmly set on Heathrow, followed by Gatwick.
What flights is JetBlue planning from Boston?
Flights from London Gatwick will begin first, followed by those from Heathrow.
From 19th July, JetBlue will operate one daily flight between London Gatwick and Boston Logan Airport:
- B61926 departs Gatwick between 10:35am and 12:25pm, depending on date, and arrives in Boston between 1:25pm and 3:15pm
- B62104 departs Boston 6:22pm and 7:48pm, depending on date, and arrives in Gatwick between 6:35am and 7:55am the following day
Heathrow will follow from 22nd August:
- B61621 departs Heathrow at 8:25am and arrives in Boston at 11:21am
- B61620 departs Boston at 6:17pm and arrives in Heathrow at 6:30am the following day
What can you expect on JetBlue’s London to Boston flights?
Both flights will operate on JetBlue’s brand new A321neo Long Range aircraft featuring the airline’s Mint Suite and Mint Studio business class product:
Remember that this is a single aisle aircraft that has been outfitted for long haul flights and JetBlue has had to contend with the geometries of a narrowbody aircraft.
There are 24 seats in the business class cabin, including two Mint Studio seats in the first row that come with even more personal space:
Each seat has a fully closing door and is angled toward the aisle, which isn’t ideal – it means you’ll have to crane your neck to see out of the window!
JetBlue claims its Mint Suite has the largest lie-flat bed of any US carrier when measured by surface area, which is impressive given this is only a narrow body aircraft. You can find out more about JetBlue’s Mint Suite business class on its A321LR aircraft here.
JetBlue’s ‘Core’ economy cabin looks impressive too, with 18.4″ wide seats and more legroom than its transatlantic competitors.
All passengers also get free wifi and in-flight entertainment, which is impressive, and the airline has also touted an economy food revolution with passengers being able to mix and match two to three mains selections as well as sides. You can find out more about JetBlue’s Core economy offering here.
The flights are now bookable on the JetBlue website. Mint starts from £1,449 return whilst Core is from £349.
PS. JetBlue has just announced an extension of its partnership with Qatar Airways. Whilst we don’t have all the details yet, it is possible that you may eventually be able to credit JetBlue’s transatlantic flights to Qatar Privilege Club and earn Avios, which you could transfer to your British Airways Executive Club account. We’ll keep an eye on this.