JetBlue Flash Sale! Flights as Low as $39 One-Way

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Act fast, because JetBlue is having a 2-day flash sale!

You can fly from several US cities to both domestic and international destinations (like Turks and Caicos!) starting at just $39 one-way in coach.  But the dates and routes are fairly restrictive.  And you must book by tomorrow, March 1, 2017.

I found flights from Boston to New York for only $49 one-way in coach.  And a flight between Charleston, South Carolina, and New York for just $69 one-way in coach.  These fares are valid for departure dates between March 8, 2017, and May 17, 2017.

JetBlue Flash Sale

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Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

How to Book It

Link:   JetBlue Flash Sale

JetBlue has discounted certain flights from several US cities to locations like New York, Boston, Orlando, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and more!

So if you’re thinking about a last-minute getaway, check to see if your departure city is included in this sale.

JetBlue Flash Sale

Be Sure to Check to See If There Are Blackout Dates for the Ticket You Choose!

You can book your flights directly on the JetBlue website.  Remember, the cost of a JetBlue award flight is tied to the price of the ticket.  For example, a $20 one-way flight between San Francisco and Long Beach costs just 400 JetBlue points (though you’ll have to pay taxes & fees for an award flight)!

Folks with the JetBlue Plus Card or JetBlue Business Card get a free first checked bag for the cardholder and up to 3 companions on the same reservation when you use your card to pay for your ticket.

And you have 24 hours to cancel a reservation if the flight is at least 7 days away.  So even if you aren’t 100% sure about your upcoming plans, you can book a sale fare and THEN figure out if it’s doable. 😉

Ways to Earn JetBlue Points

Link:   Barclaycard JetBlue Card

Link:   Barclaycard JetBlue Plus

Link:   Barclaycard JetBlue Business Card

With the no-annual-fee Barclaycard JetBlue card, you’ll earn 5,000 JetBlue points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days of opening your account.  That’s not a very good bonus, especially considering their latest promotion gets you the same number of points!

But the JetBlue Plus Card or JetBlue Business Card come with 30,000 JetBlue points (worth ~$420 in JetBlue flights) after meeting the same minimum spending requirement.  Both cards have an annual fee of $99.

And folks with the JetBlue Plus Card or JetBlue Business Card from Barclaycard get a free first checked bag for themselves and up to 3 companions on the same reservation when they use their card to pay for their ticket.  So these are the better cards to consider if you’ll fly JetBlue often.

Plus, check out this post about how new loyalty program members can get 5,000 free JetBlue points!

Hotel Information

If you book a sale flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending.

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I use Hotel Hustle (which even shows you if rooms are actually available!) or AwardMapper.

Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.  

Note:  If you prefer to book paid stays, check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals.  But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized!).

Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.  Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.

Use a Credit Card That Earns Bonus Miles & Points

These cards earn bonus miles or points for paid airfare:

Card NameWhat It Earns
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise earn 2X points)

- Here's my review of the card

- Terms apply
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for airfare purchased directly from airlines

- $100 Airline fee credit. Up to $100 a year for incidental fees with your selected airline

- Here's my review of the card

- Terms apply
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card

- Terms apply
The Platinum Card® from American Express
- Earn 5X American Express Membership Rewards points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel

- $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at 1 airline

- Here's my review of the card

- Terms apply
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®
- Earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases

- Use miles for travel statement credits (minimum 10,000 miles for $100)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Earn 3 miles per $1 on travel and dining

- $300 statement credit for travel purchases per calendar year (including hotels, airfare, etc.)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Citi Prestige® Card - Earn 3X ThankYou points for airfare & hotels

- $250 statement credit for airfare & baggage fees each calendar year

- Here's my review of the card
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare each year

- Here's my review of the card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

And if you book a hotel, don’t forget to use one of these cards:

Card NameWhat It Earns
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on hotel rooms purchased directly from hotels when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card

- Terms apply
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®
- Earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases

- Use miles for travel statement credits (minimum 10,000 miles for $100)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Reserve- Earn 3 miles per $1 on travel and dining

- $300 statement credit for travel purchases per calendar year (including hotels, airfare, etc.)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel, including hotels

- Here's my review of the card
Citi Prestige® Card - Earn 3X ThankYou points for airfare & hotels

- Extend your trip with a complimentary 4th night stay at any hotel of your choice

- Here's my review of the card
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare & hotels each year

- Here's my review of the card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including hotels

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with a hotel credit card for specific perks!

Bottom Line

Through tomorrow, March 1, 2017, you can book one-way coach flights for as little as $39 with JetBlue’s latest flash sale.

Domestic and international routes are included in the sale.  And the fares are valid for departure dates between March 8, 2017, and May 17, 2017, depending on the route.

So if you want to plan a last-minute getaway, it’s worth checking to see if any of these sale fares fit your travel plans!

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