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I found a non-stop Southwest flight from Seattle to Denver on November 7, 2107, for $54 or 2,664 Southwest points. And a JetBlue flight from Boston to New Orleans on December 4, 2017, for $99!
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
How to Book It
Link: Southwest Sale
Link: JetBlue Sale
You must book JetBlue’s sale fares by October 18, 2017 (tomorrow!), for flights between October 25, 2017, and December 14, 2017 (with some exceptions).
And Southwest’s sale fares are valid for flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from October 31, 2017, through May 23, 2018, for domestic flights (with an exception for San Juan, Puerto Rico). And October 31, 2017, through December 13, 2017, AND January 9, 2018, through March 1, 2018, Monday through Thursday, for international flights. But you must book by October 26, 2017.
Blackout dates for both sales vary by route, so check the terms and conditions before booking!
Folks with the JetBlue Plus Card from Barclaycard or JetBlue Business Card from Barclaycard 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.
Keep in mind you have 24 hours to cancel a reservation if the flight is at least 7 days away. So, you can take advantage of these extremely cheap fares and finalize plans later.
In addition to the savings, there are lots of other benefits to flying Southwest including:
- Cancel Without Penalty – You can always book now and cancel later. On award flights the points and taxes will be refunded. And if you book a paid flight, as long as you cancel within 10 minutes before your flight, you’ll get a credit towards another Southwest flight (good for 1 year)
- Change Without Fees – If your plans change, you can make adjustments to your flight for free. However, if your new flight costs more, you’ll have to pay the difference.
- 2 Checked Bags for Free – Every passenger gets 2 free checked bags. This saves you ~$25 per bag.
- Bring Someone Along for the Ride for Free – With the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend or family member flies with you for free for up to 2 years! This is an amazing deal and it’s the reason why Emily and I fly Southwest almost exclusively on domestic flights. You can earn the Companion Pass in 8 easy steps!
And if you’re looking for more ways to earn Southwest points, you could consider any of the Southwest cards, including the Chase Southwest Premier, Chase Southwest Plus, or the Chase Southwest Premier small business card.
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.
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
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