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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 Orbitzor 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. 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 has launched another one of its famous two-day flash sales. This time, the “Fall for it” sale includes tickets to various destinations both internationally and throughout the US. We’re seeing the cheapest one-way fares from $43, and round-trips starting at $86. In order to score a ticket at these discounted fares, you must book by September 21, at 11:59pm ET or local time. Eligible travel dates are between October 1 and December 15, 2018, with blackout dates of October 8, November 7-10, November 16-26, and the sale excludes Friday and Sunday travel.
Note that a few of the dates included as part of this sale are for summer travel time, as well as peak fall dates. We’re seeing plenty of availability throughout much of October and November and into December, with some dates even extending outside of the published sale dates. Because so many cities are part of this sale, it’ll be best to check out JetBlue’s page in order to find out exactly which ones are included. The best way to find availability is to search Google Flights for the routes and dates and then click through to JetBlue’s website to book. Act quick! These fares won’t last long — they’ll be available through Friday only.
Additionally, this is a great time to use JetBlue points since their value is tied to the cost of the ticket — you can score one-way flights from just 2,200 points and $5.60. Chase recently added JetBlue as an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner.
Routes: Domestic and international routes
Cost: $43+ one-way, $86+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October 1 to December 15, 2018 with some blackout dates
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Premier Card, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Long Beach (LGB) to San Francisco (SFO) for $43 one-way:
Long Beach (LGB) to San Francisco (SFO) for 2,200 TrueBlue points + $5.60 one-way:
Worcester (ORH) to New York (JFK) for $44 one-way:
St. Croix (STX) to San Juan (SJU) for $46 one-way:
Boston (BOS) to Syracuse (SYR) for $48 one-way:
Long Beach (LGB) to San Francisco (SFO) for $86 round-trip:
Washington, DC (IAD) to New York (JFK) for $96 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Portland (PWM) for $108 round-trip:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Kingston (KIN) for $127 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards