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JetBlue delays the launch of its London to Boston flights

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The launch dates for JetBlue’s flights between London and Boston have slipped.

The original plan was to launch on 19th July with one daily flight between London Gatwick and Boston Logan Airport.

Heathrow was due to follow from 22nd August.

JetBlue will launch its new London to Boston flights in August

This has now changed:

  • Gatwick flights will launch on 4th August
  • Heathrow flights will launch on 20th September

We are hoping to review JetBlue’s ‘Mint Suite’ business class seat at some point this year, to see how the airline has managed to deal with the challenges of fitting flat bed seats to a single aisle aircraft. Rob will also be reviewing Aer Lingus’s A321LR service to New York in a couple of months.

Comments (26)

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  • Evan says:

    Nectar looks targeted. Not on my partner offers.

  • Jonathan says:

    It only applies to the 1st purchase which is over £15, you can’t get 25 points per pound on the 2nd or subsequent items, even if you spend over £15

  • ringingup says:

    Got caught up the JetBlue changes. I now have a trip that will have to go via JFK. I’m really not looking forward to flying JetBlue domestically, not to mention the waste of time and increased risks of IRROPs. I can obviously change to a different date or cancel, but the dates are fixed and any other fare with other airlines are much more expensive.

    • Nick says:

      Going via JFK isn’t much hardship, and T5 immigration is easy. But if you do want your original dates, B6 should offer to rebook you on another airline. Being based in the US doesn’t absolve them of EU261 rights on qualifying itineraries.

      • ringingup says:

        I asked and they said no. They would do it only if they couldn’t offer an alternative within 24 hours.

        Not sure I can force too as EU261 doesn’t necessarily say a new flight has to be direct?

        • Lady London says:

          yes you can. jetblue is obliged to pay your ticket on someone else direct (or indirect if needed to travel when you need to) if they are not providing a replacement flight when you need to travel.

          Just follow the processes repeatedly discussed on here starting with documenting their refusal to reroute you when you still need to travel.

          If JetBlue wants to operate flights departing from Europe/UK they will have to fulfil EU261/UK261 obligations to passengers. They had better get used to it because they will be paying out.

          • ringingup says:

            The thing is that they are providing an alternative, within a few hours, just not direct. Which provision in the regulation covers this?

        • Richie says:

          Article 8 re-routing passenger at earliest convenience, not operating air carrier’s.

  • N says:

    No FVF promotions this time around for ebay…

  • Swifty says:

    Is it 15 I one go? I honestly have enough stuff but maybe some noise cancelling headphones would be helpful for podcasts. I think I did the last one and haven’t checked if the points had posted. Some fellow hfpers last time said they had a mare with ebay customer service trying to get them credited

  • Gordon says:

    Received the EBay offer but there’s nothing that jumps out at me so I’ll give this one a miss….

  • Karen says:

    Dunnit! 5250 Nectar points for a fridge we needed to buy anyway. Perfect timing!

  • vol says:

    Karen, nice work! 😀 I bought a bed the last time around, but had no big purchases this time round. I got 1150 from my purchase. Modest in comparison to your 5k but every little helps (sorry Tesco 😉 )

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