Is JetBlue Travel Getting More Expensive for You?

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Is JetBlue Travel Getting More Expensive for You?

Jason StaufferIs JetBlue Travel Getting More Expensive for You?Million Mile Secrets Team

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JetBlue is making some changes, and the news isn’t good.

Via Deals We Like, JetBlue has changed their price adjustment and standby policies.

Negative Changes To JetBlue
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Here are the details.

JetBlue’s Negative Changes

This week, JetBlue made 3 negative changes that could impact your wallet.  Here’s what you can expect:

1.   Shortened Price Adjustment Grace Period

Previously, if the price of your fare decreased within 14 days of purchase, you could get a travel voucher for the price difference.  Now, the grace period for earning the travel voucher has been reduced to only 5 days.  This is still better than most airlines policies, but it’s still a bummer.

2.   Increased Fees for Standby Passengers

The fee for confirming a same-day flight switch has increased from $50 to $75.  But if the plane is full, and you do NOT board the flight, the fee is reimbursed.

3.   No More Free Standby

You used to be able to fly standby at NO extra charge for flights immediately before or after your original flight (as long as it had the same origin and destination).  But now you will be charged the $75 standby fee that use to only apply to other standby scenarios.

Folks love JetBlue for their extra legroom in economy, free Wi-Fi, and live TV.  And there are lots of great ways to make your JetBlue travel even better.  They even have a Best Fare Guarantee.  So hopefully this is the end of the negative changes.

Bottom Line

Via Deals We Like, JetBlue made some negative changes to their program this week.

They reduced the price adjustment grace period from 14 days to 5 days.  And they made changes to their standby policy, including increasing the fee from $50 to $75.

Overall, JetBlue is still a great airline.  Hopefully these changes won’t disturb your travel!

Does this news affect your loyalty to JetBlue?

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I,ve always been loyal to jetblue,but now my mind is changing because of the high prices