JetBlue announced that its “Monster Sale” runs from today until Friday, October 29. The sale boasts prices as low as $31 for select one-way flights from November to mid-December. Travelers who wish to take advantage of the low fares will need to book their flights at JetBlue.com or by using the airline’s mobile app.
According to a press release from the company, the goal of the sale is to highlight the benefits of booking tickets directly through the airline rather than using one of the many popular third-party sites that allow consumers to compare rates from competing airlines.
Though the discounted rates are available for flights from the beginning of November to December 16, there is a catch: The deal does not apply to flights that take place between November 20 through 29, which, of course, covers the busy Thanksgiving flying season.
The sale is part of a larger strategy for JetBlue. “The launch of our 2021 ‘Monster Sale’ supports the next phase of our direct distribution strategy, which focuses on driving more direct bookings among leisure travelers looking to reconnect with family, friends, and the places they love,” said Dave Clark, JetBlue’s vice president of sales & revenue management. “Customers who book directly with JetBlue will receive the award-winning experience they know and love, and are guaranteed to find our best and lowest fares.”
The $31 tickets apply to 31 routes, but customers can find other discounts on flights from the airline to its 100+ destinations including locations in the U.S., UK, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Some examples of the heavily discounted flights are New York to Florida, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and Boston to Miami.
Aside from 24/7 customer service, here are some of the benefits of booking directly, according to JetBlue:
- Fliers can earn double “TrueBlue” reward points
- The ability to unlock travel-related deals on hotels, car rentals, etc.
- Increased flexibility for changes to flights, including cancelation
- Easier access to flight updates and relevant notifications
Lastly, as astute travelers may have guessed, the discounts apply to JetBlue’s “Basic Blue” seats, which is the airline’s economy section.