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JetBlue’s commuter route between New York and Washington, D.C. has launched, albeit 2 months later than originally planned.
The new services, which were originally planned to be part of the now-defunct Northeast Alliance, took flight for the first time on September 16, 2023.
Here’s everything you need to know about JetBlue’s newest northeast connection.
JetBlue Now Flying Between JFK and DCA
JetBlue’s much-anticipated service connecting New York-JFK with the nation’s capital was announced back in March 2023 with a planned start date of June 15, 2023.
The route would have been part of the then Northeast Alliance — the joining together of American Airlines and JetBlue to provide greater connectivity and the enjoyment of reciprocal benefits for passengers of both airlines.
However, on May 19, 2023, District Judge Leo Sorokin deemed the Northeast Alliance to be in contradiction of antitrust legislation.
Had the Northeast Alliance still been in place, American and JetBlue passengers would have technically had 6 daily services to choose from between the 2 cities with JetBlue’s new routes.
However, JetBlue’s 3 new services are now in direct competition with American instead. Now American, Delta, and JetBlue each operate 3 daily round-trip services between the 2 airports.
The schedule for the 6 daily JetBlue flights is as follows:
|DCA to JFK||6:30 a.m.||7:43 a.m.||B61888|
|JFK to DCA||7:15 a.m.||8:40 a.m.||B61887|
|DCA to JFK||1:50 p.m.||3:07 p.m.||B62488|
|JFK to DCA||1:15 p.m.||2:38 p.m.||B62487|
|DCA to JFK||5:50 p.m.||6:43 p.m.||B62588|
|JFK to DCA||7:20 p.m.||8:56 p.m.||B62587|
These flights are perfectly timed for passengers wishing to connect between DCA and JetBlue’s transatlantic flights to Amsterdam (AMS), Paris (CDG), and London (LHR) from JFK.
JetBlue Fares on This Route Are Frequently the Lowest
Of the 3 airlines flying this route, JetBlue most frequently offers the lowest round-trip fare from $158. Note that this does not include a checked bag.
On occasion, American also offers fares from $158, while Delta’s cheapest fares on the route start at $183.Hot Tip:
It’ll take more than a little competition to stop JetBlue. The northeast-based airline continues to add more connectivity and value for its loyal customer base with this new connection between 2 of the nation’s most important cities.
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