Deal Alert: JetBlue lie-flat Mint business class transcon for $298, coach from $94
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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 Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year). 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.
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 11 p.m. Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the 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.
Today there is a red hot deal alert on one of the best business-class cabins in the sky. JetBlue is offering transcontinental flights in its award-winning lie-flat Mint cabins on flights until early July 2021 for just $299 each way. The deals are on flights from New York to either Las Vegas or Seattle, or from Boston to and from Las Vegas or Seattle.
If you are going to fly be flying transcontinental, who wouldn’t want to do it with more space, more privacy and some pretty great food, drinks and onboard amenities.
We first spotted this deal on Running With Miles.
Related: JetBlue refreshes Mint
JetBlue Mint flight deals
Routes: Boston (BOS) to/from Las Vegas (LAS), and Seattle (SEA) or New York-JFK to/from Seattle (SEA), and Las Vegas (LAS)
Cost: $293–$299 one-way in Mint business class
Travel Dates: Now through early July 2021
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline; starting Jan. 1, 2021, earn 5x points on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve® (3x on travel), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or ) or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (2x on travel)
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Seattle (SEA) to Boston (BOS) for $596 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue Mint
I found flights in April for just $596 round-trip in lie-flat MINT or 53,000 TrueBlue points plus $11.20 in taxes and fees. Round-trip coach fares in “basic blue” are $294.
Seattle (SEA) to New York (JFK) for $596 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue Mint
I found flights in April for just $596 round-trip or 53,000 TrueBlue points plus $11.20 in taxes and fees. Round-trip coach fares in “basic blue” are $252.81.
Alaska Airlines sub-$600 fares for first class
If you want to fly business class for even cheaper, Alaska Airlines is selling the same flights (minus the fancy lie-flat seats) for just $557 on many dates on similar routes this spring. Seattle is a super competitive market with Delta Air Lines, Alaska and JetBlue often selling sub-$300 fares in coach even for the longest domestic flights.
JetBlue coach fares from $44
JetBlue is also offering a three day “Just Book It” sale. You must book by Feb. 11 for travel through June 17. I found flights from New York to Atlanta and Boston to Chicago (ORD) from $49 each way, with many more city pairs also available.
Here’s how to use Google Flights to hunt down your own top airfare deals. Be sure to check out the vacation packages too.
Routes: Multiple cities, including SFO, BZN, LGA, MIA, JFK, AUS, ATL and many more
Cost: $44 and up one-way
Travel Dates: Now through June 17, 2021
Coach Transcon fares for less than $300 round-trip
You can also find transcontinental flights round-trip in coach for less than $200 from Seattle to Boston or New York. I found flights in April, May and June from Seattle to New York-JFK one-way for $94 in Blue Basic, or round-trip for $242 (buy two one-ways for extra savings).
You could also fly on a regular economy ticket for just $321.80. That same flight would cost you 20,900 JetBlue points.
Round-trip transcon on Alaska Airlines for just $252
I found flights on the New York to Seattle routes on Alaska Airlines for just $252 round-trip too.
How to book
There are no tricks or special codes needed to find these fares.
Head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure and destination cities. Filter your search to only show JetBlue flights and select business class. Then, use the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you and then click through to book with the airline directly or an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline.
You can also head to Jetblue.com to book these fares using points. Fares start at $282 each way or 28,800 JetBlue points. Taxes come in at just $5.60 each way. Don’t have enough JetBlue points? You can transfer Citi ThankYou points, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Amex Membership Rewards to JetBlue.
Maximize your purchase
Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases).
Check out this post for more tips to help you maximize your airfare purchases.
Additional reporting by Benji Stawski
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