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Dec 07

An Emirates/JetBlue Bonus and a Reader Question

For those with the big bucks, JetBlue announced a promotion in conjunction with Emirates. Register here and use the promo code on the page and you’ll get a discount on your Emirates flight, based on the class of service that you buy. And because you can earn TrueBlue points on Emirates, you’ll get either double or triple points. The discount and bonus are a nice touch but, if I were to look for the best place to put your Emirates partner points, it would be Alaska Airlines.

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Reader Question: Is there a cost savings to go to airport to buy tickets?

Thanks for the question. The short answer is “generally not.”

There are exceptions, of course, the largest of which is Spirit Airlines. They charge a “passenger usage fee” if you buy online, but the way they list it makes it look like a government fee. If you buy at the airport, there’s no charge but, of course, that means you have to deal with the airport. Allegiant Air has a credit card fee, but that can be avoided by using a debit card.

Other than that, though, there’s no reason not to do it from home.

 

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