JetBlue’s New Amsterdam Flights Take Off with Limited-Time Fare Sale

JetBlue flew its first flights to the Netherlands this week and in celebration is offering reduced transatlantic airfares through August 31.

Boats floating along tree-lined canals of Amsterdam

We’re already picturing ourselves floating along the canals of Amsterdam this autumn.

Photo by Eirik Skarstein/Unsplash

After unveiling plans earlier this year to launch flights to a third destination in Europe—this time to Amsterdam—JetBlue on Tuesday operated its first flights to the Netherlands’ capital with round-trip fares as low as $499 (for a very limited time), offering travelers another low-cost transatlantic option and some welcome relief from this year’s soaring international airfares.

JetBlue now offers nonstop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), and nonstop service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Amsterdam will begin on September 20.

Flights depart New York’s JFK daily at 10 p.m., local time, and arrive in Amsterdam the following morning at 11:35 a.m., local time. They depart Amsterdam daily at 1:35 p.m., local time, and arrive in New York at 4 p.m., local time. The Boston flights will depart from Boston daily at 8 p.m., local time, and arrive in Amsterdam the following morning at 9:35 a.m., local time. The return flights will depart Amsterdam daily at 11:35 a.m., local time, and arrive in Boston at 2 p.m., local time.

The Amsterdam flights are operated by Airbus A321 LR (long-range) aircraft—narrow-body, single-aisle aircraft that can fly longer and farther than previous iterations of the model. They are outfitted with 24 Mint suites, JetBlue’s version of business class with lie-flat seats and a sliding door (including two of the more spacious Mint Studio seats with a bed and extra seat and table), and 114 economy seats. The flights also feature JetBlue signatures such as “the most legroom in coach,” seatback screens at every seat with live and on-demand TV and entertainment, and free Wi-Fi, snacks, and beverages.

Interior shot of economy seats on JetBlue's Airbus A321 LR planes

Next stop, Amsterdam! JetBlue’s new flights across the pond take place on single-aisle Airbus A321 LR planes.

Courtesy of JetBlue

Economy seats on the new Amsterdam route start at $499 round-trip for U.S.-originating travelers and at 399 euros (US$445) for Netherlands-originating travelers. Mint seats are currently on sale from $2,199 round-trip for U.S.-originating travelers, and from 1,599 euros (US$1,735) for Netherlands-originating travelers.

What’s it like to fly JetBlue to Europe? We recently reviewed the experienced on JetBlue’s new flights to Paris—flying both in Blue (JetBlue’s version of economy) and in Mint (JetBlue’s take on business).

JetBlue first entered the transatlantic market in August 2021 when it snapped up slots at London Heathrow that had temporarily opened up as travel halted during the pandemic. Last summer, the airline successfully sought permission to make the slots more permanent. On October 29, JetBlue added a second daily flight between New York’s JFK and London Gatwick (where it started service later in 2021), bringing the number of trips between New York and London to three per day. JetBlue flights from Boston to Gatwick kicked off in August, followed by Boston to Heathrow flights in September.

This article was originally published on April 11, 2023, and has been updated to include current information.

Michelle Baran is a deputy editor at AFAR where she oversees breaking news, travel intel, airline, cruise, and consumer travel news. Baran joined AFAR in August 2018 after an 11-year run as a senior editor and reporter at leading travel industry newspaper Travel Weekly.
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