Gettem’ while they’re hot! JetBlue flights between New York (JFK) and Paris, France (CDG) have officially gone on sale.
The airline will operate a single daily flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) starting from June 29, 2023. This marks the company’s latest transatlantic addition besides its London Heathrow and Gatwick routes.
“Our successful London service proves customers can book low fares without compromising great service,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “We are excited to continue disrupting the transatlantic market and offer business and leisure customers traveling to and from Paris an opportunity to experience our highly acclaimed Mint and core products in a market that has suffered from high fares by legacy carriers for far too long.”
The flight will also be operated by one of its fleet of Airbus A321LR, offering 24 redesigned business class lie-flat seats in Mint class, and 114 in economy. The flight schedule is as follows:
Introductory round trip fares start as low as $479 in economy and $1,899 in business class for those headed from New York, while fares from Paris start at €399 in economy and €1,299 in business.
These promo fares must be booked by March 9, 2023. If you are originating from New York departure date should be between September 10 and December 8, with a return between September 17 and December 13. The same applies for French originating flights with the exception of the last departing travel date being December 9, 2023 instead of the 8th. The offer only applies to round trip tickets, and travelers must include a Saturday night stay in your trip timeline.
JetBlue claims that its service will disrupt traditional transatlantic pricing, but a quick comparative look at its New York and Boston runs to London show otherwise. In a few random searches, most ticket prices were either very similar, or sometimes even more expensive than other legacy carriers. While the above discounted fares are amazing, it’s to be seen what pricing will be like once standard fares are introduced.
One could argue that JetBlue’s advantage is having a smaller aircraft, with potentially shorter boarding times, but it really comes down to what customer value.
[Featured Photo: Airbus]