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JetBlue Just Announced $34 Flights. Are They Trying to Break the Internet?

January 12, 2016
by Jamie Cattanach
Staff Writer
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I may have just planned an impromptu vacation.

Don’t get me wrong, my bank account isn’t overflowing at the moment.

With the holidays barely in the rearview mirror and my new year’s resolution being to save as much as I can, I’m not exactly swimming in extra cash.

But I just found out JetBlue’s Big Winter Sale is going on, and there’s a fare from my local airport in Tampa, Florida to New York City for $99 each way.

If I’m willing to drive a little bit, I could also fly from Orlando to the Caribbean islands for just $25 more.

“Bermuda, Montego… baby, why don’t we go?…”

Like, really, though. At these prices, why don’t we?

Cheap Plane Tickets

We’ll be upfront: the cheapest fare advertised, an insane $34, is from Boston to Buffalo — a flight I know I’m not itching to take. (Nothing personal, Buffalonians!)

But you can also get from Salt Lake City to Long Beach for less than $60, or all the way to Florida for $119.

The most expensive fare on the list is $209, and runs from New York to island destinations. I know I’ve paid more for much less exotic travels.

JetBlue even offers pre-priced packages — including roundtrip fare and three nights in a quality hotel. You could fly from NYC to Vegas and spend just $365 per person on travel and accommodations.

What you spend on feeding yourselves — or the slots — is up to you, of course.

The Fine Print for This JetBlue Sale

Obviously, deals like these come with restrictions.

Although you won’t face any hidden fees or taxes, your travel dates are restricted.

These prices are good only for flights taken Monday through Thursday and Saturdays between Jan. 20 – Feb. 11, 2016.  

From Feb. 16 – April 13, 2016, you’ll be restricted to Tuesday and Wednesday travel only.

Finally, some blackout dates apply.

Unfortunately, you can’t use this as a ready-made Valentine’s Day surprise — Feb. 12-15 are blacked out for all cities.

Additionally, Feb. 4-9 are blacked out for San Francisco, San Jose and New York’s JFK airport.

Otherwise, you should wing your way without much trouble. Yes, it means you could be on vacation as early as next week.

Check out the sale to see if any of these flight plans fit your schedule and location. But don’t wait around: to get these prices, you have to book by Jan. 13th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Don’t forget to send us a postcard!

Your Turn: Will you take advantage of JetBlue’s Big Winter Sale? Where will you go?

Jamie Cattanach (@jamiecattanach) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She also writes other stuff, like wine reviews and poems — sometimes while on an airplane.

by Jamie Cattanach
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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