Deal Alert: JetBlue Mint Pricing as Cheaper Than Economy, From $266 One-Way
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Never flown Mint? Now’s your chance, as JetBlue’s premium business-class product is pricing out as cheaper than economy on at least one route to the Caribbean. On some dates through the end of the year and into 2019, you can find one-way prices from Boston (BOS) to Aruba (AUA) for cheaper than economy — for $301.
Not only are some fares between BOS and AUA cheaper than economy, but we’re also seeing some low Mint fares on other Caribbean routes. Though they may not be cheaper than economy, they’re still worth giving a look — especially if you’ve been eyeing a Mint flight.
Mint is JetBlue’s premium product, flown on select transcontinental and Caribbean routes. Widely regarded as one of the best domestic business-class products (it’s TPG’s favorite way to fly across the country), Mint offers lie-flat seats and a refreshing take with its soft product. Remember, if available, you’ll want to select rows 2 or 4 for the throne, closed-door suites.
To book, head to Google Flights and search the route that’s best for you. Then, select date(s) and scroll through the calendar for travel times and prices that work. These fares likely won’t be around for long, so act quick!
Routes: BOS/JFK to AUA/UVF
Cost: $266+ one-way in Mint
Travel Dates: November 2018 – April 2019
Pay With: Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to St. Lucia (UVF) for $266 one-way in Mint:
New York (JFK) to St. Lucia (UVF) for $266 one-way in Mint:
Boston (BOS) to St. Lucia (UVF) for 18,000 TrueBlue points + $11 one-way in Mint:
Boston (BOS) to Aruba (AUA) for $300 one-way in Mint:
Boston (BOS) to Aruba (AUA) for $800 round-trip in Mint:
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