Deal Alert: JetBlue Mint Flights for Less Than Economy — Starting at $266 One-Way
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If you’ve flown JetBlue Mint before, you already know that the experience is like no other domestic product. But if you haven’t, now’s your chance. JetBlue announced Thursday that it’s expanding the Mint network with new routes to the Caribbean and Latin America. The best part? There are some days in December 2018 and January 2019 where Mint is pricing out from $266 or 17,800 TrueBlue points one-way — in fact, cheaper than an economy ticket! These fares likely won’t be around for long, so you’ll want to book sooner rather than later.
To book, head directly to JetBlue’s site or an online travel agency (OTA) like Orbitz and Expedia and search eligible routes. Do note that JetBlue only offers Mint service to these destinations on Saturdays and availability for these flights isn’t showing on Google Flights yet.
Routes: BOS/JFK to LIR/SXM/UVF
Cost: $266 or 17,800+ TrueBlue points one-way in Mint
Dates: Saturdays in December 2018 and January 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to St. Lucia (UVF) in December for $266 one-way on JetBlue in Mint:
Boston (BOS) to St. Lucia (UVF) in January 2019 for $266 one-way on JetBlue in Mint:
New York (JFK) to Liberia (LIR) in January 2019 for $276 one-way on JetBlue in Mint:
New York (JFK) to Liberia (LIR) in January 2019 for 17,800 TrueBlue points one-way on JetBlue in Mint:
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, or Citi Prestige (5x 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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