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Act Fast: JetBlue Fare Sale Starting at $34 One-Way for Winter Travel

Act Fast:  JetBlue Fare Sale Starting at $34 One-Way for Winter Travel

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Planning a winter getaway?  JetBlue is running a sale on travel between December 1, 2016, and March 9, 2017, with fares starting at $34 one-way.

To get in on the cheap flights, book by tomorrow, November 16, 2016, by 11:59 pm Eastern Time or local time, whichever is earlier.

US and international destinations are included.  And when JetBlue paid fares drop, the price of an award ticket goes down as well.

JetBlue Fare Sale
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I’ll show you how to get in on the JetBlue fare sale!

How to Book the JetBlue Fare Sale

Link:   JetBlue Fare Sale

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

Until tomorrow, November 16, 2016, you can book flights to US and international destinations at a discount with the JetBlue fare sale.  Travel dates are from December 1, 2016, to March 9, 2017, with blackout dates around the holidays and February break.

Prices start at ~$34 one-way for short-haul flights.  Many routes are under $50, like Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale.

Here are examples of the cheap flights you can book:

  • Long Beach to Las Vegas for $34 one-way
  • Buffalo to New York for $44 one-way
  • Baltimore to Orlando for $59 one-way
  • Boston to Barbados for $99 one-way

Check the JetBlue fare sale page for a full list.  Or use ITA Matrix or Google Flights to find cheap deals from your city.

Remember, the cost of a JetBlue award ticket depends on the paid fare.  So when prices drop, award flights are cheaper, too.

JetBlue Fare Sale
Fly Between Charleston and Washington, DC, for Just 1,800 JetBlue Points and ~$6

You can book your paid or award ticket directly on the JetBlue website.   Or book paid flights through a site like Orbitz or Expedia.

If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like OrbitzExpedia, or Priceline you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket.  Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details.

JetBlue Tips

Link:   Barclaycard JetBlue Plus

Link:   Barclaycard JetBlue Business Card

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.

Here’s my review of the Barclaycard JetBlue cards.

And you’ll have 24 hours to cancel a reservation if the flight is at least 7 days away.  So, you can take advantage of these cheap fares and finalize plans later.

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

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

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
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

JetBlue is running another terrific fare sale for winter travel!  Flights start at $34 one-way for US and international destinations.

Travel dates are from December 1, 2016, to March 9, 2017, with blackout dates around the holidays and February break.

To get the cheap flights, book by tomorrow, November 16, 2016, by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (or local time, whichever is earlier).

Let me know if you plan a trip!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

More Info

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

More Info

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