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Always ones to get into the seasonal spirit, JetBlue is offering discounted fares for the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas or after the New Year holiday with their ‘Cold Turkey’ sale.
Book today, November 18, 2013, before 11:59 pm PST for travel December 3-18, 2013 or January 7-February 12, 2014 and save up to 20% off their regular fares by using the promo code COLDTURKEY.
There are no blackout dates but it is not applicable for Friday or Sunday flights, or on previous bookings.
Like their spring fare sale and Midsummer Flight’s Dream sale there are some decent deals, but always double check to make sure you can’t find something better. Your best bet is to find fares on typically expensive routes without much competition, or to smaller regional airports.
For example, Los Angeles to Boston roundtrip mid-December is $357.80 including taxes and fees.
East coasters wanting to head for a winter getaway can take advantage of Hartford, CT, to San Juan, Puerto Rico roundtrip from $296.31 with a saving of $60.23. As always, do the math for yourself and make sure you are getting the best value possible.
Also remember that JetBlue is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, although I wouldn’t suggest transferring points since the ratio is an unfavorable 250 Amex points to 200 TrueBlue points, so you’d be hard-pressed to get values of better than 1 cent per Amex point for that – better to save them for a higher-value redemption.
If you’re planning some winter travel already and you know JetBlue is your carrier of choice, take some time today and tomorrow to check out the sale and see if you can get a better deal on your itinerary than you would elsewhere.
Virgin America also has a promotion on discounted post-holiday travel. The airline has joined forces with UrbanDaddy, Morgans Hotel Group and Vevo to launch a contest for a chance to win 3 nights during New Year’s Eve in New York City and two roundtrip flights. If you enter now through 11:59 pm PST on November 26, 2013, you’ll receive a 10% coupon code for travel during January 11th-March 6th, 2014. The discount is not valid for travel on Fridays or Sundays, and additional blackout dates are 1/17/14-1/20/14 and 2/14/14-2/17/14. If you share it with your friends, you will receive a 20% coupon. For full terms and conditions, click here.