jetBlue today announced a 48-hour sale, called “The Once-In-A-Blue-June Sale,” that is offering one-way flights starting at $74. It’s pretty rare that jetBlue launches a second 48-hour sale in a single month – which may be why they are riffing from the “once in a blue moon” adage – so we figured it was still worth noting here.
If you’re interested in taking advantage of the cheaper fares, you need to book by midnight (okay, actually 11:59 pm) on June 19th. All fares include taxes and fees – and are good for travel from July 9 through September 25. Of course, due to the busy summer travel season, there are day-of-week restrictions, travel window exceptions, and blackout dates. However, you won’t find these fares on Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire – or any other online travel agency – and you may not see another sale on summer flights.
Here’s some more travel news you can use:
- A new report called the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), released its annual report on U.S. airlines, hotels and restaurant chains on Tuesday – and the finding were not pretty for the airline industry. The report ranked the airline industry at the bottom of the list of the 43 industries the ACSI covers, barely beating out perennial cellar dwellers, subscription TV service and Internet service providers.
- According to Priceonomics, rooms and apartments available on Airbnb are often significantly cheaper than what hotels charge. In a study compiling the median rental price points of hotel rooms and Airbnb options (both entire apartment rentals and private rooms in occupied apartments), Airbnb consistently beat hotels in cities across the country. On average, Airbnb apartment rentals are 21.2% less expensive than hotel rooms, and a private room in an apartment is on average 49.5% cheaper.
- If you want to save money on vacation flights this summer, the USA Today has detailed several booking dates that you should be aware of. These are the dates when airlines quietly decide that the peak summer season is over and they lower their prices.