We seem to be entering the waning times of the pandemic (fingers crossed we didn’t just jinx anything). As such, travel companies look to assess what they have become. While Frontier Airlines decided to become the go-to for travel between America and Cancun, Jet Blue committed to the same approach in London.
Jet Blue is Streamlining the Flights to London
While many travel companies struggled to find their place during the last two years of the pandemic, Jet Blue flourished. The airline made its inaugural flight to London last year. Following that flight, they announced they would offer regular, low-cost trips to the capital of the UK throughout the summer. Flying from JFK to Heathrow will cost travelers just under $600. The business classes can find roundtrip tickets stateside to London for just under $2000. Speaking on the decision to offer such a deal, CEO Robin Hayes says the following.
“The response on both sides of the Atlantic has been overwhelmingly positive, and it is now widely recognized that losing Jetblue on this route would be a major setback for travelers who enjoy low fares and excellent service. We are committed to working with regulators as well as governments to identify a path to staying at Heathrow for the long term. We can contribute as we grow on this route if we are allowed to stay and compete.”
London and COVID
Before you ask if fares are cheap because nothing is open, it is quite the opposite across the pond. England has removed nearly all of the COVID entry requirements, making traveling there feel similar to 2019. So if you are feeling the travel bug and Union Jack calling you, Jet Blue is the place to go. With London being the third most popular travel destination for Americans (after Canada and Mexico), Jet Blue looks to help the UK unseat its rivals.