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JetBlue has a great new promotion that can save you up to 40% off paid flights. You’ll need to be quick though because you have to book your flights by the end of today (September 30).
- When booking JetBlue flights and using promo code HOLIDAYS you can save the following amounts:
- Spend $125+ & save $50 on one-way flights
- Spend $250+ & save $100 on round-trip flights
- Direct link to offer.
- Book by 9/30/20
- Travel 11/19/20—1/5/21
- Minimum spend $125 (excl. taxes & fees) one-way
- Discount applies to base fare
- Valid on non-stop flights only
- Not valid on previous bookings
This is a great offer, especially if you’re able to find flights costing as close to $125 as possible. Note that the base fare has to be at least $125, so a flight with a $120 base fare and $5.60 taxes and fees won’t trigger the discount despite actually costing just over $125.
Another key thing to note is that this is only valid on non-stop flights which could limit its usefulness if you’d be flying out of a regional airport and want to travel beyond the limited direct options that JetBlue will take you to. Still, there’s no limit listed for how many times you can use the promo code, so it might be the case that booking two one-way flights of $125+ each to your eventual destination and getting two $50 discounts might still work out cheaper than booking that route on the same itinerary.
What’s perhaps most interesting about this promotion (well, other than the up-to 40% discount) is the dates involved. Although flights have to be booked by the end of today (September 30), it’s for travel from November 19 through January 5, 2021. Seeing as that covers the main holiday period, that’s a little surprising as normally Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, etc. would be blacked out. JetBlue must therefore be seeing significantly reduced demand for air travel over the holiday period, so offering large discounts is better than having empty seats.
One thing to be aware of is that the financial aid airlines received due to the pandemic is due to come to an end tonight as well. They’ve been pushing for further aid, but if that’s not received then airlines are expected to lay off thousands of their employees. If that happens, that could have a significant impact on future schedules, so there’s no guarantee that the flights you book now will take place over the holidays. If JetBlue is the one to cancel your flight though, you’d be eligible for a refund to your original form of payment, although I’m not sure how quickly those refunds are being processed.