JetBlue is back with their “flash sale”, offering one-way flights at rock-bottom pricing. What they are really doing is trying to fill empty planes, but that is okay with me.
You can see Southern California, Bay Area, and Las Vegas options for as little as $20 one-way. The date(s) are very strict, but there are still plenty of $39 one-ways floating out there on other dates.
400 Point Flights during Flash Sale
This is the fewest points required for an award flight that I can recall. JetBlue is charging just 400 points plus $5.60 for your typical security fee for these cheap one-ways. If you don’t have JetBlue points, you can transfer at 250:200 from your American Express Membership Rewards account. That means you’d need just 500 Amex Membership Rewards points plus $5.60 for a flight.
If the cash price is $20 and the award price is 400 points plus $5.60, let’s do the math:
$14.40 divided by 400 = .036. That means you’d be getting 3.6 cents per point, that is ungodly for JetBlue or really any domestic flight for that matter.
Here are your flight options and dates:
Flight Restrictions: Blue fare only on sale. Fares include government taxes and fees for the specific flights at the specific dates and times listed above. All fares are subject to limited availability; may not be available on all days or all flights; may change without notice; must be purchased at time of reservation; and are one-way, non-stop (except as otherwise noted), nonrefundable, and nontransferable.
Fares not available for purchase via Online Travel Agencies Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, CheapTickets, LowestFare or Priceline. Taxes and fees apply to Award Flights, are the responsibility of the passenger, and will vary based on your departure and destination cities.
The amount of taxes and fees required for an Award Flight is listed next to the applicable point requirement and is subject to change as required by law. View more information on taxes and fees. Award Flight fares are one-way (unless otherwise indicated) and nonstop; point requirement and gov. taxes/carrier fees may be higher for roundtrip flights, for flights from destination city to origin city or for connecting itineraries. Proper documentation required for boarding. Checked Baggage Allowance/Fees:
For Blue fares, first checked bag is $25 and second bag is $35. Additional bags (over two) are $100 each. Fares do not include fees for oversized, overweight or extra baggage or other fees for products/services sold separately. View baggage fees and other optional services and fees. Change/Cancellation Fees: All reservations made one week or more prior to a flight’s departure may be cancelled without penalty up to 24 hours after the reservation is made. Changes and cancellations made 60 days or more prior to departure date: Blue: $75 per person fee plus difference in fare.
Changes and cancellations made less than 60 days from departure date: Blue: fares under $100, $75 per person plus difference in fare; fares between $100 and $149.99, $100 per person plus difference in fare; and fares of $150 or more, $150 per person plus difference in fare. View Change/Cancel fees information. Proper documentation required for boarding. Flight terms and conditions apply.