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Tapas menu, live TV and fast Wi-Fi: $99 flights to London on JetBlue

Feb. 22, 2022
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There's a new(ish) way to fly to London. JetBlue launched flights from New York to London's Gatwick (LGW) and London Heathrow (LHR) in late 2021 — and if you haven't flown on the A321 long-range product yet, you're in for a treat.

What's even sweeter is that JetBlue has just dropped a new sale for London flights, with fares starting as low as $99 one-way.

The sale ends tomorrow, so be sure to book while there's still availability. Here are all of the details.

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(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

Deal basics

Airline: JetBlue Airways.
Routes: New York (JFK) to London Gatwick (LGW) and London Heathrow (LHR).
How to book: Directly through the airline on jetblue.com.
Travel dates: March 10 to May 23.
Book by: Tomorrow, February 23.

There are a few stipulations to these fares. First, it requires a roundtrip booking, and the terms and conditions of the sale require that one of your flying days be a Saturday.

Additionally, the cheapest fares are for Blue Basic tickets, which I'd generally recommend avoiding since you can't generally bring a carry-on bag or pick your seat until 24 hours before you fly. Plus, change and cancellation fees will apply with this fare class. However, Blue Basic ticketholders will still be able to bring a carry-on bag on flights to and from London, so purchasing Blue Basic, in this case, makes more sense.

Mint fares are also on sale starting at under $2,000 roundtrip if you're interested in splurging on flying in an award-winning business class product.

Related: What it was like flying JetBlue’s inaugural flight from London to New York

Sample flights

If you're flexible with your dates, here's the landing page for flights to London Heathrow (LHR) and the landing page for flights to London Gatwick (LGW).

Once you pick the airport of choice, you can browse fares across calendar dates:

(Screenshot courtesy of JetBlue)

For example, I found this round-trip flight from New York (JFK) to London (LGW) for $341 including taxes and fees.

(Screenshot courtesy of JetBlue)

What to expect on your JetBlue flight

The carrier reinvents the wheel yet again by offering the following amenities in coach:

  • 32 inches of legroom — the most in coach, even compared to widebody planes.
  • 10.1 inch seatback touchscreen equipped with free on-demand movies and shows and live TV.
  • USB-A, USB-C and AC power ports.
  • Free Viasat wifi from takeoff to touchdown.
  • Extra-large overhead bins, ensuring that all carry-on bags can be stowed.
  • Tapas-style meals catered by Dig Inn, allowing you to build your meal out of nine possible combinations of main and side dishes, all on your seatback screen.
  • Free alcoholic beverages for all travelers 21 years and older.
  • Free self-serve snacks on the pantry onboard.
(Photo by David Slotnick/The Points Guy)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

JetBlue cardholders can use the JetBlue Plus Card for 6 points per dollar on eligible JetBlue purchases, the JetBlue Card for 3 points per dollar or the JetBlue Business Card for 6 points per dollar.

The information for the JetBlue Card, the JetBlue Plus Card, the JetBlue Business Card and the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

This deal is easily one of the cheapest and best possible ways to fly across the pond (and back). If you've never flown this route, this is the perfect time to jump on this incredible deal and try out this new product for yourself.

Finally, if you're a JetBlue Mosaic elite member, don't forget about that you'll get a complimentary upgrade from Express to Business First on the Heathrow Express between Heathrow and Paddington Station. Simply show your boarding pass that reads "MOSAIC" to Heathrow Express staff upon boarding.

Featured image by (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

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  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

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  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases