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Have you been looking to book JetBlue flights through the end of this year? Well the time is now! JetBlue just extended its schedule through January 3, 2018. This means you can now book flights through the holidays – Thanksgiving and Christmas. JetBlue often releases the cheapest fare first, so act fast if you want to grab those seats!
Yes it is never too soon to book holiday travel, especially when you have a big family! My family of five is heading to Florida this Christmas holiday, spending a week in Orlando area before another week in Bartow visiting my in-laws. Since we have to be in Tampa for a wedding the day after school is out, our choice for outbound flight is limited. I booked the outbound flight two months ago using my Amex Business Platinum. I have been monitoring the return flight since then and nothing really appealed to me — return date too early, long layover, flight departing too early in the morning or arriving too late at night, etc. I also wanted to see if JetBlue might have cheap fares to Caribbean or to another big city in the U.S. Nothing really caught my eyes until I found this:
Yes there are up to 5 seats between San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale in JetBlue Mint for $449 per person each way! Using Amex Business Platinum’s 50% rebate benefit, this would cost only 22,450 points per person! For some reason Amex website didn’t pull up five seats for my flight, so I ended up booking directly with JetBlue and pay cash for all five tickets before they disappeared!
You can learn all about JetBlue Mint service here, including current and future routes. I heard great things about the seat and the service, and I am really excited. Yes we have to drive 3 hours to Fort Lauderdale instead of just 1 hour to Tampa or Orlando. But in the end, we get to fly home directly and experience JetBlue Mint for the first time! I can’t wait!