Update: DOT complaints aren’t just for consumers.
As JetBlue continues to map out its European expansion, they have filed a strong DOT complaint against the Government of the Netherlands blocking their entry into Amsterdam. The airline would like to operate daily nonstop flights from Boston and JFK to Amsterdam this summer.
Under the guise of climate change, they are denying JetBlue the right to use landing rights from airlines no longer flying to Amsterdam or even the ability to buy rights from airlines flying to Amsterdam unless they operate the route as a joint venture. JetBlue is asking the DOT to intercede and potentially revoke antitrust immunity from Dutch flag carrier KLM and their Skyteam partners and/or to force KLM to hand over slots to JetBlue for the airline to fly 2 daily round-trips at commercially viable times.
Originally posted on 11/16/22:
JetBlue launched service to London last year, bringing their new MINT business class service and free WiFi on flights across the pond.
Sadly, they ditched their one-way fare concept, which would have revolutionized how airlines sell international travel.
The airline announced today that they will fly between JFK and Paris/CDG in summer 2023, followed by flights between Boston and Paris/CDG on their new A321LRs.
I have yet to try JetBlue’s new MINT class, but Paris is one of my favorite cities, and I hope to try it out after it launches.
Sadly, Emirates has cut ties with JetBlue, and that was the best way to book Jetblue MINT class, so that will leave hybrid points as the way to redeem points for that experience.
Will you fly JetBlue to Paris?
Is Amsterdam next? Where else do you think JetBlue will fly to in Europe with their A321LR?
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