JetBlue is adding an alternative to its overnight return flights from New York to London by introducing a day service.
Day flights from New York to London are relatively scarce, although the major carriers tend to operate at least one from either Newark or JFK – British Airways has one from both airports.
There’s a lot to be said for taking a day flight, as Rob recently explained following his experience taking a day flight from New York to London. New York to London red-eye flights are so short that, in reality, you can only really get between four and five hours of actual sleep time. The benefit of taking a day flight is that you do not need to sleep, as you are landing back in London at a reasonable hour and in time for you to sleep in your own bed.
JetBlue’s new day service will begin on 25th March. It has been made possible because JetBlue has gained an additional slot pair. The slot belongs to Etihad and is currently leased to Italian airline ITA.
At the same time as introducing this new flight it will remove one of the flights currently operating from Gatwick. The overall number of flights between New York and London will remain unchanged at three (two from Heathrow, one from Gatwick).
The flight timings for the new day flight are as follows:
- Flight B61107 will depart New York JFK at 8:30am, arriving at Heathrow at 8:45pm
- Flight B62220 will depart London Heathrow at 8:25am, arriving in New York JFK at 11:40am