JetBlue announced they’re adding additional service to/from NYC around Thanksgiving as a result of greater demand than initially predicted. The airline has drastically cut flights the past months across its network with New York seeing a large majority of these reductions.
We’ll be seeing several routes adding additional flights from NYC including Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as several Caribbean destinations. JetBlue is currently blocking flights at 70% capacity, so these new flights are a result of the increased demand.
JetBlue had been blocking middle seats on all of its flights, but has recently changed that policy as of October 16th, with flights capped at 70%, but no guarantees of having an empty seat next to you. This new policy remains until December 1, 2020 at which point JetBlue will allow cabins to be filled to capacity, similar to American and United.
Per JetBlue Airways,
These additional 25 flights will operate between November 20th and November 30th, as part of JetBlue’s strategy to add capacity in routes with strong potential for leisure and VFR demand.
Thanksgiving holiday demand routes include:
- New York City (JFK) – Los Angeles
- New York City (JFK) – Port-au-Prince
- New York City (JFK) – Santo Domingo
- New York City (JFK) – San Francisco
- New York City (JFK) – San Juan
- New York City (JFK) – Santiago
- Newark -– Fort Lauderdale
- Newark – Orlando
- Newark – Fort Myers
- Newark – Tampa
- Westchester County – Fort Lauderdale
- Westchester County – Orlando
Taking a look at the Thanksgiving week, you’ll find 4x daily flights from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles on A321’s with Mint, up from the current 3x daily flights on this route.