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Jan 09

TSA ID Trial, JetBlue Sale, Silvercar Upgrade

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Good morning, and welcome to some Tuesday news. TSA Efficiency Trial The TSA appears to be continuing its trial of eliminating the need to show your boarding pass as you head through security. The TSO will scan your ID, which I assume is linked to your known traveler number and the airline’s reservation system (The …

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Dec 23

Year-End Awards: The “Frequees”

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It’s the year end and this will likely be my last post of the year. Have a happy and safe new year, and I’ll see you in 2018. Until then, let’s hand out some awards in the first annual “Frequees.” I have no particular criteria and the judges are me, news anchor Rod Remington and …

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Dec 12

JetBlue Flash Sale: 15% Off (Sort Of)

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The winter is a slower time for airlines, particularly midweek, when kids are in school. Thus, many of them take advantage of the time to throw in a fare sale. JetBlue Flash Sale* This one’s good for only two days, so hurry. Book by tomorrow night for travel 1/10-2/14 and 2/26-3/14 and you’ll get 15% …

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Dec 02

Weekend Contests Around The Industry

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Hey, want a chance to win a few experiences? Okay, you probably won’t, but just in case… Virgin Hotels Holiday Escape Want a couple of nights in San Francisco? Heck, they’ll even throw in the airfare. Simply follow them on Instagram and DM (direct message) them the answer to the puzzle (Hint: The answer is …

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Nov 27

A “Hidden” JetBlue Credit Card Bonus: 60,000 Points

As points go, JetBlue’s TrueBlue points are among the most valuable. Since award prices are variable and depend on how much the ticket would cost if you purchased it with cash, they can be used for any flight. A good rule of thumb is that each point is worth about 1.5 cents toward the value …

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Nov 13

JetBlue Rolls 2018 Schedule Forward

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JetBlue recently extended its schedule through September 4, allowing you to book your travel through Labor Day of 2018. It’s time to take a look and see what’s on offer. A Schedule Update The discounters schedule their flights slightly differently than the legacy carriers do. While American, Delta, United and all of their friends tend …

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Nov 11

JetBlue Offering 15% Point Rebate On Awards

JetBlue does a lot of “flash offers,” which are promotions that are good for a short time period. Right now, it is offering 15% point rebates for award trips booked between today and November 14, which is a little bit longer than the traditional two-day JetBlue flash sale. Three Months Of A Rebate One thing …

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Oct 18

JetBlue Moves Into Minneapolis As The Industry Further Segments Itself

When Southwest Airlines started, it represented a new type of airline. As a Texas-only carrier, it was not subject to the same regulations that many of its competitors were.* Thus, as a more nimble company, it could operate more efficiently and charge less, making it the first “low cost carrier (LCC).” Over time, that model …

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Oct 17

Around The Industry: Tuesday Tidbits

JetBlue Is Enhancing Boarding Finding the fastest way to board an aircraft has proven to be the Gordian Knot of the airline industry. Just about every method has been tried, with every attempt generating roughly the same level of success (or failure, as the case may be). The airlines could take a big step toward …

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Sep 08

TSA Goes Organic, Discover Bonuses And Blog Changes

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Hmm, let’s see, what’s new this week? A few credit cards, a few bonus and some fun stuff. Let’s do a little of each. The TSA Wants Your Lunch Oh, good. In case security lines weren’t long enough. In the past, I’ve mentioned several of the items that the TSA is forcing passengers to remove …

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