Great value JetBlue business class fares to New York and elsewhere
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JetBlue has been shaking up the market between London and New York / Boston with its flights from Heathrow and Gatwick.
Using single aisle Airbus A321LR aircraft – also used by Aer Lingus and TAP Portugal to the US East Coast – the airline is getting good feedback.
In Business Class, the Mint Suite offers similar levels of privacy and space to British Airways Club Suite (albeit with better food, based on a tasting I attended at caterers Do&Co this week). Image below.
In Economy there is a revolutionary ‘build your own meal’ service, where you can mix and match a series of mains and sides using your touchscreen TV to create your preferred tray.
Rhys looked at the Mint Suite in more detail here. We haven’t reviewed it yet but hope to get around to it soon.
JetBlue is currently running some excellent deals to promote its London Gatwick flights. In return for trading Heathrow for Gatwick, you can fly to New York in Business Class for under £1,250 return.
Here’s an example:
This fare is widely available. You need to book at least 120 days in advance, travel out on a Tue / Wed / Thu and return on a Mon / Tue / Wed, staying over for the weekend.
As well as New York and Boston direct, you can book (with a connection) to Washington, Atlanta and Orlando for a small premium.
You can earn Avios from JetBlue too
You can’t credit JetBlue flights to British Airways. However JetBlue is a Qatar Airways partner, and Qatar Airways now has Avios as its currency.
This article confirms that JetBlue transatlantic flights credit to a Qatar Privilege Club account and earn Avios. You can link your Qatar Privilege Club account to your British Airways Executive Club account following the guidelines here and move the Avios across.
What you cannot do is earn tier points in British Airways Executive Club.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard
Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review
Barclaycard Avios Mastercard
5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.