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News in brief:

JetBlue trims its UK flights for the winter season

As JetBlue gears up to launch flights from Edinburgh to New York in two weeks, it has announced some trimming of its London services for the winter season. In flying terms, this means from the last week of October 2024 to the last week of March 2025.

The London Gatwick to New York and London Gatwick to Boston services will become ‘summer only’.

The service from Paris to New York will also drop to one per day from its current two.

It is virtually certain that anyone booked onto one of these flights for later in the year will be switched to a JetBlue Heathrow flight. That said, moving to a Norse Atlantic flight may appeal to anyone in Economy (Norse does not have Business Class) who lives close to Gatwick.

JetBlue trims London Gatwick flights

Etihad Guest and JetBlue TrueBlue launch ‘earn and burn’

Etihad and JetBlue have had a codeshare agreement for many years, allowing passengers to connect to/from Etihad’s USA services from Abu Dhabi.

As of Wednesday, this has developed into a full ‘earn and burn’ frequent flyer partnership. You can now earn Etihad Guest miles when you fly with JetBlue, spend Etihad Guest miles on JetBlue flights, spend JetBlue TrueBlue points on Etihad flights and earn JetBlue TrueBlue points when you fly with Etihad.

Here’s the redemption chart (distance based) for a one way flight on JetBlue using Etihad Guest miles:

Etihad redemption chart JetBlue

This is not a game changer for our UK readers unless you are sitting on a lot of Etihad Guest miles. This is because JetBlue is already an Avios partner because of its partnership with Qatar Airways.

You can earn Avios (in a Qatar Airways Privilege Club account) when you fly with JetBlue, and you can redeem Avios (from a Qatar Airways account) for JetBlue flights, including their transatlantic flights.

We’ll do an updated article soon on using Avios for JetBlue flights, to tie in with some JetBlue review content.

You can learn more about spending Etihad Guest miles on JetBlue on its website here.

Hotel du Palais Biarritz

Save 20% on Hyatt hotel stays in EMEA

Hyatt has launched a sale for stays in ‘participating hotels’ in Europe, the Middle East and Africa which can save up to 20%.

You need to book by 6th June for stays to 4th January 2025. You must use code STAYNOW whilst booking.

Sale rooms also come with free breakfast if you are a World of Hyatt member and are logged in whilst booking.

There is no guarantee that any particular hotel is taking part but it’s worth taking a look, especially if you have an existing-but-cancellable booking which doesn’t include breakfast.

Comments (16)

  • Ben says:

    Presumably JetBlue is therefore heavily reliant on holiday traffic and not business travel, because they won’t get corporate deals? Also with limited connection options, that must be a drawback year-round. They also don’t have interlining with AA in the north east US anymore, so fewer options westbound too.

  • Gordon says:

    Finally a Hyatt offer that I would have been able to use within my particular travel dates to east Africa if I cancelled my points booking, but that particular hotel is not included. Damn.

  • ADS says:

    anybody know what the booking process is like with Etihad for partner airlines?

    able to book online, or some nasty offline / email requirement?!

    • Rob says:

      It says online if you click through to the linked JetBlue page on the Emirates website.

  • Rich says:

    Bugger. Having just made a last minute reservation at Hyatt last night, this came 24 hours too late!

    Interestingly, Emyr & Privé couldn’t come close to the Standard Rate either. I thought Privé was equivalent to Standard?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Best flexible rate usually. Which you should be able to cancel if that’s what you booked. Marriott even lets you cancel non refundable stays within 24hrs Hyatt may be the same.

    • Rob says:

      Should match Best Flex, yes.

  • Olly says:

    Tried two Hyatt hotels with the code, one in Germany and the other in Oman. Both showing the discount as 15% – making it more expensive than the standard members rate. No mention of free breakfast either

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