Category: JetBlue

JetBlue offers discounts on points redemptions

There are plusses and minuses to JetBlue’s TrueBlue mileage program.  On the one hand, it is easy to understand and use.  Three points per dollar spent, with the opportunity for bonuses.  Likewise, there is always availability, with the cost in miles depending on the underlying cost in dollars.  The downside, though, is that TB points …

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JetBlue makes big changes to its ticket change policy

Five days ago, I mentioned Yapta as a way to save money on flights you already booked.  I noted that it was particularly good for JetBlue, which gave you a credit for the fare difference.  I also noted that I didn’t expect it to last. Of course, I didn’t think that JetBlue would make changes …

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Yapta Redux: Saving money on flights you already booked

I had previously written about Yapta as a way to get refunds when a fare drops on a flight you have already booked.  For most airlines, it doesn’t make a lot of sense, since these airlines charge $75-200 to make changes.  But for two airlines, you can save big, Alaska and JetBlue. I bring this site …

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Are these really the best programs?

Every year, publications such as US News & World Report put out articles about what they believe are the best travel programs.  These articles may sell a lot of magazines, but as far as you are concerned, they could be useless.  The problem, of course, is that the authors of the articles choose criteria that …

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JetBlue points for taking surveys

There are a number of companies out there that will pay you cash, miles, etc. to take surveys, such as e-Rewards.  They range from productive to downright annoying. I recently got an email from Points For Surveys that offers 500 JetBlue points for taking your first survey and then various other rewards for taking further …

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What do airline earnings say about passenger experiences?

Once per quarter, airlines comment on their earnings for the previous quarter and give projections for the following quarter.  Anyone can listen to these reports through a webcast on the airlines’ websites.  There is normally a lot of technical language around the income statement, as well as updates on the airlines’ plans.  The call ends …

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Yapta: A site that lets you know when your tickets have dropped in price

Internet sites related to travel are a dime a dozen now.  The newest thing is a bevy of sites that promise to tell you the best date, time, moon cycle, etc., to buy a ticket.  Once you buy it, though, you’re on your own. Yapta.com offers a unique proposition: They will take your flight information …

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Is Delta targeting Boston?

On Monday, Delta issued a press release announcing the launch of Seattle-Hong Kong service.  It’s no secret that Alaska Air and Delta are in a skirmish in Seattle (mentioned here), as Delta looks for a west coast hub for its Asian flights.  So when Delta listed Seattle among its “key hubs and markets,” nobody should have been …

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JetBlue offering triple miles for Washington National flights

Well, now we know what the next city JetBlue is going to try and dominate in the northeast is. Thanks to the US Airways-American merger, JetBlue will almost double the number of flights that it operates out of Washington National (DCA) and is rewarding you by tripling the amount of miles you can earn for …

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Earning miles with short surveys: e-Rewards

Some mileage opportunities are big ones.  Some are smaller.  This one falls into the latter category, but it’s still good for keeping your account going if you need activity or rounding up balances if you are close to an award. The concept of e-Rewards is relatively simple.  You register and the site gives you surveys …

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