JetBlue is considered a low cost airline, but offers an excellent premium cabin known as JetBlue Mint, complete with lie-flat seating. The Airline has routes covering the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. The Airline also recently offered transatlantic flights to London. Well, the airline has announced it will also be flying to Paris (CDG Airport).
What does this mean?
Charles de Gaulle is a fantastic airport, but also a bit of mess when it comes to domestic transfer after an international flight. I stopped over in CDG last Summer on my way to London and was able to visit the snazzy new Air France Lounge in terminal 2. The 2 story lounge was absolutely fabulous, offering a hot shower and delicious pastries.
This will be an interesting addition to JetBlue’s offerings and could help drive prices down. It never hurts to have more options especially from a consumer stand point. On the premium side, I don’t think this changes much. The premium experience could be lacking as JetBlue currently does not operate any lounges and only time will tell how they develop their premium offering.
I think this is a nice announcement and plan. As opposed to some question route announcement such as London to Cincinnati by British Airways, New York to Paris is a route that makes a ton of sense. I’m excited to see how prices will look as the supply increases, but my guess is that ticket prices will hardly budge. I think this could be a fantastic option for both budget travelers and premium travelers alike!