Thursday, August 19, 2010

Travel Tip: $499, Unlimited US Air Travel for a month! (Must buy by THIS FRIDAY, August 20th)

Heads up, If you're fast, for US$499, you can fly anywhere that JetBlue flies for a specific monthlong period (Sept 7- Oct 6th), as many flights as you can stand (as long as they aren't on Fridays or Sundays).

Here's their summary:

AYCJ-5: $499* for 30 days of unlimited travel (excludes Fridays and Sundays)
  • Pass travel valid on JetBlue-operated flights in the JetBlue route network only 
  • Domestic taxes and fees included
  • International and Puerto Rico taxes and fees not included
  • On sale now, while supplies last
  • Travel dates: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 through Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  • Each flight must be booked and ticketed no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT or 11:59 p.m. local time, whichever is earlier, three (3) days prior to the flight's scheduled departure
  • Last seat availability
  • Nonrefundable/nontransferable/no name changes permitted
A couple other points I found looking through the fine print. Airports charge usage fees, and the numbers don't seem to quite add up as to how much they cover-- so most of the fee will be covered by the pass. For domestic flights, this looks like it could cost you about another $9 per flight. For international/ Puerto Rican flights however, it might charge you close to $200. (Alaskan flights also have a slight surcharge, but nothing near the three digit mark-- a moot point as Jet Blue doesn't appear to service any airports in the state). I've included fine print at the bottom.

Now this is Jet Blue, they don't fly everywhere, so before you jump on this, take a careful look at their route map.

Apparently they did this last year and it was a huge success. Traditionally airlines have very few customers this time of year. Summer vacations are ending and the holidays haven't started yet. So it's a good way for them to fill up their aircraft.

Very, VERY tempting. However seeing as I've just agreed to pay rent in Manhattan for most of that period, I think I'll be finding another way, another time.

If you do get one of these, leave a comment-- tell us all how it goes and what you're going to do with it!

Buy the Pass here.

Just for posterity, I'm including the fine print of their summary, broken down for slightly easier reading:


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    A group of us met you in Cairo. We are teachers in Morocco, you shared some of your photos as we were all waiting to board. ( I will never forget that) One of my friends actually gave you a ride that evening.
    Thanks again for sharing your life with us....
    Chandel Block

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