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JetBlue launches new US routes from Edinburgh and Dublin – which earn Avios

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US airline JetBlue is rapidly expanding its transatlantic flying. It now has five daily flights to London and over the summer launched flights to Paris and Amsterdam.

Next summer, JetBlue will operate 13 daily flights across the Atlantic with the addition of three seasonal routes to Dublin and Edinburgh.

Edinburgh will get a daily service to New York whilst Dublin will have daily flights to New York and Boston.

JetBlue launches Edinburgh and Dublin flights

Whilst we haven’t reviewed it yet, JetBlue has an attractive business class product called ‘Mint’ on these services. Note that the airline uses single-aisle A321 and A321LR aircraft, so you get 1×1 seating in Business and 3×3 in Economy.

Flight times are as follows:

Edinburgh – New York

JetBlue flights to Edinburgh will start on 22nd May 2024 and operate the following schedule:

  • B672 departs Edinburgh at 12:30pm and arrives in New York JFK at 3:15pm
  • B673 departs New York JFK at 10:15pm and arrives in Edinburgh at 10:25am the following day

Dublin – New York

Flights to Dublin will start on 13th March 2024 and operate the following schedule:

  • B6842 departs Dublin at 11:45am and arrives in New York JFK at 3:25pm
  • B6841 departs New York JFK at 9:30pm and arrives in Dublin at 8:15am the following day
Jetblue launches Edinburgh and Dublin flights

Dublin – Boston

Flights from Boston to Dublin will start on 13th March 2024 and operate the following schedule:

  • B6354 departs Dublin at 11:30am and arrives in Boston at 2:45pm
  • B6353 departs Boston at 10:30pm and arrives in Dublin at 8:45am the following day

Whilst less relevant to our UK readership, Paris to Boston will launch on 3rd April 2024. The existing Paris to New York JFK service will also go double-daily from 20th June 2024.

All flights are seasonal and will end on 30th September.

JetBlue and Aer Lingus have an established codeshare agreement, so the two Dublin flights will open up many more destinations across Europe with a single connection.

Tickets are now available and bookable on the JetBlue website here.

Can you earn Avios on JetBlue flights?

Yes you can. Whilst JetBlue isn’t a British Airways Executive Club partner, it IS a Qatar Privilege Club partner.

You can open a Qatar Privilege Club account on the Qatar Airways website, credit your JetBlue flight to the account and then transfer the Avios to your British Airways account. You won’t earn BA tier points, however.

This HfP article expains more about earning Avios from JetBlue flights.

Can you spend Avios on JetBlue flights?

Not at the moment 🙂

Comments (32)

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  • Andrew. says:

    For how long will BA (IAG/OneWorld) be prepared to sit back and watch other airlines syphon off trade from EDI to the USA? AA operated a daily Philly service for years pre-Covid.

    Looking at next summer, with 2 daily United flights, 1 daily Delta flight and now a Jet Blue flight, that’s around 800(?) seats day going direct to New York.

    I think that means at some times of the year there are now more people flying to New York daily on a non-BA airline than fly into London City on BA.

    There’s the Boston, Chicago, Washington, Atlanta & Orlando along with Calgary & Toronto flights too (some seasonal).

    Perhaps it’s a relief to BA? With the poor performance of the domestic schedules and frequent cancellations, the bean counters are probably all to aware than an extra 800 transitting passengers a day has the potential to lose them £400,000 a day in delay compensation.

    • Spaghetti Town says:

      Probably quite some time, seems like they don’t have the crews or aircraft to get their heathrow network back to full strength, let alone anywhere else.

    • JDB says:

      BA can do the sums, and it simply makes no sense for them to set up another hub which has lower yields. That’s why IAG is using EI more for UK regional and DUB departures going west.

      It’s the same in Spain – AA/UA/AC/EK/QR operate from Barcelona whereas IB focuses long haul from Madrid and uses Level to serve a few routes from BCN although that city is an economic power house. Swissair and Alitalia tried to operate out of second hubs, a significant contributory factor towards their respective bankruptcies.

      How many long haul routes does AF fly from LYS/MRS/NCE/BOD?

      • apbj says:

        I think Andrew’s point was not about BA serving the regions. but the fact that AA has been slow to restart transatlantic from EDI compared to its rivals, weakening the overall OneWorld offer despite QR adding capacity. Star Alliance has Turkish, United and Lufthansa to cover east/west demand and Delta/KLM also has a strong proposition.

      • newbz says:


    • sigma421 says:

      This should be AA’s job and in a world where they hadn’t let go of so many long-haul aircraft during COVID, I imagine EDI-PHL (and indeed MAN-PHL) would be back up and running.

  • Danny says:

    Unless its only on a Qatar flight number but Jet Blue metal

  • Bernard says:

    JetBlue product has been impressive every time I’ve minted across the Atlantic. Day flight from JFK also very good at beating jet lag into Heathrow.
    No lounges, and no alternative at JFK T5. But HSBC Mastercard gives lounges in U.K.
    Sometimes keenly priced too

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