JetBlue is offering a 15% discount on the base fare of all JetBlue flights (save those booked with points) flown between January 10 and February 14, 2017, as well as February 26 and March 14, 2018 and booked by the end of tomorrow. Flights on Fridays and Sundays are not discounted. Just input promo code RECESS at the conclusion of your booking to reflect the discount.
If you were planning on booking any JetBlue cash flights, now’s the time!
- When are the cheap fares?
- What are the conditions?
- Baggage Allowance
- Best Credit Card to Buy the Ticket
When are the cheap fares?
The base fare discount applies to flights flown from January 10 through February 14, 2017, and flights flown February 26 through March 14, 2018.
What are the conditions?
- Promo code is subject to limited availability and is good while limited supplies last until 12/13/17 (11:59 PM ET).
- Mint Class and Vacation Packages are excluded from the discount.
- Friday and Sunday flights are excluded from the discount.
- A discount on base fare means the discount doesn’t apply to the government taxes and fees.
- The discount can only be redeemed online at jetblue.com/promo.
Can’t Redeem TrueBlue Points with Discount
What’s typically awesome about JetBlue sales is that they’re not just good for buying cheap cash flights–they’re great for redeeming JetBlue points as JetBlue’s award prices are roughly revenue-based.
However, that’s not the case with this sale since you have to input a promo code to trigger the discount. You’re not given an option to enter a promo code on an award booking.
You’ll earn at least six TrueBlue points per dollar spent as long as you buy the ticket on jetblue.com. If buy a Blue Plus or higher ticket (to include a checked bag, etc) you’ll earn even more.
You get a free personal item and free carry on with these cheap fares. The cost of a checked bag will vary if you buy one price tier up from a Blue fare (Blue Plus fare). If you don’t pay for a checked bag ahead of time, it will cost $25 (that’s typically a little more than buying a Blue Plus fare ahead of time).
Best Way to Buy the Ticket
If you have JetBlue Plus Card, definitely buy your ticket with it. You’ll earn at least 12 TrueBlue points per dollar spent (6x from buying on jetblue.com, 6x from the credit card) and you’ll get a free checked bag. The JetBlue Plus Card comes with 30,000 TrueBlue points for spending $1,000 on the card within three months of opening it. If you live in a city served by JetBlue and fly the airline often, the card is a no brainer to open and keep open (you’ll get 5k bonus points after every account anniversary and the free checked bag benefit will save you tons as the cheapest TrueBlue fares don’t include a checked bag).
If you don’t have the JetBlue Plus card, what card you should buy this ticket with will depend on your priorities.
- If you want it to be free, put it on whatever card you have travel statement credits for, like the Sapphire Reserve or Citi Prestige–or open a Barclaycard Arrival Plus. The card comes with 40,000 Arrival miles after spending $3,000 on the card in the first 90 days. Arrival miles can be redeemed for 1 cent each toward any travel expense (even travel expenses used to meet your minimum spending requirement for the bonus), so the bonus alone will more than cover this flight (and still leave you about $490 in travel statement credits).
- If you’re more concerned with travel insurance, check out our series on the travel protection benefits of popular rewards cards.
- If you’re more concerned with earning rewards and you don’t have a JetBlue Plus card? Check out the Best Credit Card to Buy Airfare.
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