JetBlue continues to plan for an August launch of its service to London, although continuing travel restrictions will call for adjustments, according to Robin Hayes, CEO, speaking on a second-quarter earnings call. The executive also said the carrier is seeing the initial benefits of its Northeast Alliance with American Airlines, which he said will be “a key driver in accelerating JetBlue’s recovery and an important contributor to its long-term growth.” The alliance, he said, supports expansion in both New York and Boston, and Hayes is excited, he said, to see almost 20 new flights in multiple new markets from LaGuardia launching this fall, with many more to come in 2022. However, when asked about the possibility of joining the Oneworld airline alliance, Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning, said that joining an alliance would be a “pretty large investment” for a carrier like JetBlue, adding, “We think we’ve got a better mousetrap.” Over the long term, he said, “we’d never rule out opportunities, but right now it seems to make sense to pursue a strategy that’s working for us.”