As Low as $545.95 Round Trip Flights To London Autumn 2021 With JetBlue Airways — And Even Lower From London

The news is now official: JetBlue Airways will operate nonstop flights between New York and London Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, August 11, 2021; and between New York and London Gatwick Airport on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 for its nascent foray of operating transatlantic flights using its new fleet of Airbus A321 Long Range airplanes — and you can travel for as low as $545.95, which includes all taxes…

As Low as $545.95 Round Trip Flights To London Autumn 2021 With JetBlue Airways — And Even Lower From London

…but you should act as soon as possible, as inventory of those lowest airfares is diminishing.

“The pandemic has opened doors to London’s two busiest airports, and we look forward to bringing customers low fares and great service at both Heathrow and Gatwick,” Robin Hayes — who is the chief executive officer of JetBlue Airways — said, according to this official press release. “JFK-LHR, the single largest international air travel market from the US, has long suffered from outrageously high fares for far too long, especially in premium cabins. We’re ready to change that with a price point and experience that will impress even the most discerning transatlantic flyers. We’ve always said that JetBlue would serve multiple London airports, and we’re pleased to have secured a path at Heathrow and for long-term growth at Gatwick, which offers speed, low costs, and convenient accessibility into Central London.”

Features of the Airbus A321 Long Range airplane include:

  • The Pantry, which is a free inflight snack bar
  • A more intimate narrowbody experience that feels airy like a widebody
  • The most legroom in coach — based on baseline seat pitch of transatlantic aircraft — with a seat width that rivals many widebodies
  • 117 seats, including 24 Even More Space seats
  • 22 fully enclosed Mint suites with all-aisle-access and a door for added privacy
  • 2 Mint Studio suites, featuring:
    • The largest bed — based on average length of lie-flat beds on domestic premium flights operated by airlines in the United States
    • A 22″ television screen on an airline based in the United States
    • A mirrored vanity
    • An extra seat and table — to work, lounge, and entertain
  • Free unlimited high-speed wi-fi with easy-to-reach USB-C power — in addition to AC and USB-A
  • 10.1″ high definition seatback touchscreen television
  • Free on-demand shows, movies, and three dimensional flight map
  • Live television — CNN International, BBC, CNBC, Sky News and Sport24
  • Perfectly organized seatback pockets with three mesh compartments
  • The first Airspace powered by Airbus cabin on a narrow body plane, featuring custom LED mood lighting, fully integrated window shades that give you a better view and shoulder-friendly sidewalls.
  • Spacious, re-designed restrooms with larger sinks, modern touches and a fresh new look
  • Extra-large overhead bins
  • 20 percent less fuel burn
  • Up to 50 percent less engine noise for our customers, airports and neighbors
  • Tailfin pattern: Streamers
  • 138 seats total
  • 31 rows
  • Four rows of Even More Space seats
  • A cabin height of 7′ 1″
  • Four lavatories — two towards the front of the aircraft; and two towards the rear of the aircraft
  • Length: 123′ 3″
  • Wingspan: 111′ 10″
  • Range: 4,000 nautical miles
  • Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney GTF

Sample Itineraries

As a random example, an outbound flight from New York to London Gatwick Airport on Monday, October 4, 2021 with a return flight on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 yields that airfare of $545.95, with London Heathrow Airport being $72.00 more expensive.

Click on the screen shot for an enlarged view. Source: JetBlue Airways.

Click on the screen shot for an enlarged view. Source: JetBlue Airways.

Keep in mind that that low airfare of $545.95 is a Blue Basic fare, which is a basic economy fare…

Click on the screen shot for an enlarged view. Source: JetBlue Airways.

…meaning that you cannot check bags or choose your seats in advance without paying additional fees — which cost $65.00 for the first checked bag and up to $40.00 each way to select a seat in advance — and you board the airplane in the last group.

Thankfully, carrying a bag and a personal item aboard the airplane can be done at no extra cost, which is certainly doable.

If your round trip flight originates in London, airfares are even less expensive and more attractive. For the same dates as the aforementioned itinerary which originates in New York…

Click on the screen shot for an enlarged view. Source: JetBlue Airways.

…the trip costs a total of £289.43, which is approximately $409.00. That is quite a good deal.

Summary

This is a decent deal — but keep in mind that if you need to change or cancel your itinerary for any reason on or after Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the fee to do so is $200.00 for Blue Basic fares only. You would be better off purchasing a Blue fare or more expensive fare if your travel plans have a good chance of changing.

Click on the screen shot for an enlarged view. Source: Google Flights.

Also, note that the aforementioned fares are the least expensive nonstop fares between New York and London. Other airlines have even less expensive fares for as low as $487.00 round trip — if you do not mind stopping off in Lisbon, Dublin, or Keflavik.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

3 thoughts on “As Low as $545.95 Round Trip Flights To London Autumn 2021 With JetBlue Airways — And Even Lower From London”

  1. Mike says:

    Why does B6 charge different YQ surcharge depending on the origin (JFK $150 more than LHR)? If it is “American” airline shouldn’t they treat US base customers better or at least equal to others?

    1. Barry Graham says:

      B6 is JetBlue, YQ is the fuel surcharge, for those that, like me, didn’t know before researching.
      Mike, are you saying that the fuel surcharge is higher when flying to London then when flying back, or is the other way around? This surcharge has always been problematic, seemingly a way for airlines to be able to charge more for award tickets by separating out the cost of fuel.

  2. Barry Graham says:

    This is going to give the other airlines a run for their money, especially for those that are able to pay more and have a flat bed for the same price as or less than what an economy ticket can sometimes cost. It makes global/systemwide upgrades much less of an attraction for elite members on these other airlines.

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