Live From Jetblue's Inaugural Flight To St. Lucia
Good morning! We're coming at you live from Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport, where Jetblue's inaugural direct flight to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia is about to take off...with us on board. And awwthey got us a cake!
You may have already noticed, but we love us some first flights, and so we'll be bringing you all the details from this game-changing flight.
And how is it game-changing, you ask? Well, in two ways: it's a triumph for an LCC like Jetblue to take this route usually owned by legacy carriers like American, but also because it means a huge influx of American (and New Yorker) visitors to the island of St. Lucia, which up until now has been the paradise of mainly British and French travelers.
Oh, and St. Lucia flights one-way will be on sale for $129. Since the pricing is way cheaper than American has been charging to date, can we expect a fare ware on this route? Probably.
The cherry on top of it all is that this flight, and the next few big routes that Jetblue launches (Kingston Jamaica in a few days, for instance), celebrate the first anniversary of their Terminal 5 at JFK, which opened in October of last year. And guess what? We were there too. So stay tuned as we bring you all the blue skies and even bluer water of St. Lucia; it's something to daydream about at least while the weather gets colder back in the States.
Disclosure: Jaunted is traveling to St. Lucia as a guest of Jetblue and the St. Lucia Tourism Board
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