JetBlue Sale with fares as low as $33, point value redemption up to $.019/pt, & up to 70% off.
There's a JetBlue sale at the moment with 1 ways I'm seeing for as low as $33 until September 2nd. Below I'll be going over:
Some fares are lower than advertised
Checking flight costs & dates available
This sale w/ the JetBlue Plus card or JetBlue Business Card
This sale w/ flights+hotel package can be lower than the cost of the hotel
This sale w/ points for a solid $.017/pt (.019/pt after rebate if you have the JB+ or Business) in 1st example checked
Some fares are lower than advertised
As is sometimes the case, the advertising doesn't show just how good this deal can be and prices I found were even better than advertised for the flight possibilities & the flight+hotel possibilities.
Here's what's advertised in the email:
2. Checking flight costs & dates available
Here's what I found from a local airport I sometimes use (RIC) in SE VA:
Here are some options from NYC:
Here are some options from LAX:
To check some of the best options from your preferred airport(s), I'm not seeing it on the flash sale page at the moment (though that may come later). One way to pull them if you don't see a list like one of those above immediately upon going to Jetblue.com is to do a search on that page with a departure from a local airport with Jetblue to anywhere in the US. After the search go back to jetblue.com and they should pop up.
There is decent availability at the moment as long as it's within the parameters in the details. The first dates I checked had availability at $33/1 way in the times I wanted. If the first dates you pull don't look ideal to you, check Google flights (i.e. using their Price Graph or date grid options) for different dates after selecting a city pair or do it on the JetBlue website after an initial search by clicking "select new dates" (I prefer JetBlue's option here).
It gets better though. 3. This sale w/ the JetBlue Plus card or JetBlue Business Card
If you have the JetBlue Plus card or business card, those $33 1 ways in the Richmond example with only a personal item included (though they still have free wifi) turn into $33 including a checked bag (1 bag per person for you and up to 3 people) as well due to the free credit card benefit for checked bags. Inflight drinks and food is 50% off whether you have the JetBlue Plus card, JetBlue Business card, or even the no annual fee JetBlue card.
It doesn't stop there either if you have the credit card as you'll see in the next 2 sections.
4. The options available w/ flights + hotel packages can be lower than the cost of the hotel.
Take for example the hotel cost for the 4.6/5 rated Holiday Inn : Orlando-Disney Springs® Area which would typically be $260.90 for 2 nights for a member of IHG.
The same room, including the flight (Blue fare, not blue basic, so a value of $124.80), comes out to only $218.35 (instead of $386).
It gets even better if you have the JetBlue Plus card or JetBlue Business card, as $100 of that will come back as a statement credit through their annual credit if you haven't already used it recently. That's $386 vs $118.35, so you're saving about 70% off.
If you do opt for this particular hotel and are looking to go to Disney, be sure to check to see if the standard Disney affiliate perks apply before booking as those perks are some of the strongest reasons to stay at Disney affiliate properties.
5. This sale w/ points for a solid $.017/pt (.019/pt after rebate if you have the JB+ or Business) in 1st example checked.
You can take advantage of $.017/pt whether you have JetBlue points or have a transferable points currency that transfers to JetBlue. I recommend the 1:1 transfers to JetBlue from Chase Ultimate Rewards, Brex, or Citi Thank You if you have the Premier, Chairman, or Prestige if you don't already have some. Transfers are instant from Chase & Citi. Amex is an option but not the best at 250:200 unless a promo is going.
Here's the math on that: ($124.80-$11.12)/6800 pts= $.0167/pt
Factoring in the 10% rebate, it's ($124.80-$11.12)/(6800 pts*.9)=$.0186/pt
By comparison, the TPG valuation for JetBlue is $.013/pt
The options with this sale are solid. Even at the Blue Basic level there's still waived change & cancellation fees for bookings made 8/25-10/31/21. For other fares there's no change/cancellation fees as well. We're still impacted by Covid-19, so consider carefully whether or not to travel if it puts you at high risk due to pre-existing conditions or puts others at risk that you are around regularly who have pre-existing conditions. Especially if you have one of the JetBlue annual fee incurring cards, now could be a fantastic time to fly.