JetBlue is promising more comfort, better food and more connectivity options on its London service, which is scheduled to begin this summer. (Dates have not been announced; nor has the London airport.) Jayne O’Brien, head of marketing, product and loyalty for the carrier, said in a statement that the service was aimed at the “pain points” of international travel, including “the dreaded center section, the ‘choice’ of assembly-line chicken or beef, and the lack of connectivity.” All JetBlue flights to and from London are on new Airbus A321 Long Range aircraft, which have only 114 seats and 24 suites. That means, said a statement, “more personalized attention, more personal space (instead of more persons in your space), and less hassle boarding and deplaning.” The carrier said it will have the most legroom in coach on the route and a seat width “that goes the distance against even many widebodies.” Each seat in coach will offer a 10.1-inch touchscreen and easy-to-reach power ports. The airline said it has  partnered with Dig (which operates the Dig Inn restaurant chain) to create farm-to-tray table, vegetable-forward menus; coach meals are complimentary.


All travelers can enjoy free beer, wine and liquor on all flights to and from London. Also available is free unlimited Wi-Fi. For those traveling in the Mint premium cabin, the flights offer Mint Suite’s 17-inch screen or Mint Studio’s 22-inch screen.