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Yesterday it was AirTran and today it is JetBlue that is having a one day sale. Even if I know I will not be able to book any deals myself, I always get excited when I see these one day sale emails in my inbox! It’s kind of like “window shopping” – always fun to look at the deals.
The beauty of this sale is that other airlines are matching, so you may be able to score the deal on the carrier of your choice. For example, JetBlue marked down Austin – Orlando to $89 each way, and a quick check of Travelocity shows that American, Delta, and US Airways are all matching. By the way, if you even want to check airline prices on a given route using a simple tool, just go to Travelocity and select “flexible dates”. That is how I was easily able to see who is matching the rate on that route. Of course, you have to dig a bit deeper to see what dates are actually available.
Since this is a one day sale, I don’t recommend waiting too long if you see a route you want at a price you like. Matching aside, I actually really like JetBlue myself – well, assuming you don’t get stuck on the ground for seven hours. It’s kind of like Southwest, but a little bit newer with more nice “extras” like assigned seats, DirectTV, and snacks.
Here are some of the terms and conditions that go along with these sorts of sales:
Taxes, Fees and Restrictions: Fares valid until 11/1/11 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local) for flights between 11/8/11 – 12/15/11 (Blackout Dates: 11/18 – 11/28/11) on Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., and Sat. only (no Fri. or Sun. flights). Limited exceptions apply; click on a particular fare for details or see “Travel Window Restrictions” at the bottom of this page. 7-day advance purchase is required. Fares are subject to availability; valid for new bookings only; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Did you find any deals that will work for you and your family?