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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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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

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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.

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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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Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
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4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
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    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

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  • Annual Fee

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  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees