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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
JetBlue’s running another one of its famous flash sales — this time, with fares starting at $39 one-way or $78 round-trip. This “Fetch a Low Fare” sale includes both domestic and international destinations, so there are plenty of options. In order to snag one of these fares, you must book by August 16, 2017 at 11:59pm ET, for travel between September 6 and November 7, 2017. Note that there are blackout dates between September 20-25 and October 5-9.
There are a number of cities included in this flash sale, so it’ll be best to check out JetBlue’s page. The best way to search for availability is to search Google Flights for the routes and dates and then click through to book on JetBlue’s website. Also note that for many of the routes, the lowest fares are for Tuesday or Wednesday travel.
Routes: Domestic and international routes
Cost: $39+ one-way, $78+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September – November 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Long Beach (LGB) to Reno (RNO) for $39 one-way in November:
Long Beach (LGB) to Reno (RNO) for 1,900 points + $5.60 one-way in November:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) for $53 one-way in September:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Turks and Caicos (PLS) for $63 one-way in September:
New York (JFK) to Bermuda (BDA) for $63 one-way in September:
Reno (RNO) to Long Beach (LGB) for $78 round-trip in October:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Chicago (ORD) for $96 round-trip in October:
Boston (BOS) to Atlanta (ATL) for $114 round-trip in September:
Orlando (MCO) to Newark (EWR) for $128 round-trip in September:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
Featured image of Bahamas courtesy of Figula Photography via Getty Images.
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- $550 annual fee.
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