Jet Blue announced yesterday that they intend “to fly to London from New York and Boston.” They plan to fly their Airbus A321LRs with promises that their “transatlantic Mint service would include more lie-flat seats than currently offered on the A321, all at a fraction of what other airlines are charging today for premium seats.”
Jet Blue Intends To Fly To London And Europe
As reported in their press release,
After much buzz and excitement, we can confirm that the rumors are true – we’re announcing our intent to fly to London from New York and Boston! We’re absolutely thrilled to be soaring over the Atlantic Ocean, venturing into Europe, and allowing more customers to experience what we’re all about.
We’re also thrilled to announce that we intend to serve our London routes with our fleet of newly developed and reimagined Airbus A321LRs. The A321LR will allow us to tap into new long-haul markets that were not previously accessible with our fleet. Customers can continue to enjoy our free Fly-Fi broadband internet, robust inflight entertainment, complimentary snacks and soft drinks, extraordinary customer service, and the most legroom in coach* in our Core seats. We’re thrilled to offer these same benefits on transatlantic flights and create a more spacious and comfortable experience for our customers.
The service to London will also have our premium Mint product, opening the doors for so many possibilities to expand our services to create an intimate and exclusive travel experience with the feel of flying private. Here in the U.S., Mint disrupted transcontinental service, with accessible fares, a thoughtful reinvention of a premium cabin, and a fresh choice for customers. This transatlantic Mint service would include more lie-flat seats than currently offered on the A321, all at a fraction of what other airlines are charging today for premium seats.
Additional details about specific schedules, when seats will go on sale, as well as more information about transatlantic Mint, Core and much more will be announced in the coming months.
This is exciting news as more competition usually works out well for us, the consumers!
HT: Jet Blue press release