Deal Alert: Nonstop Transcon Lie-Flat Business Class From $797 Round-Trip
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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 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 Mint is not only one of TPG‘s favorite business-class products, but it’s also led to a revolution in business-class pricing on transcontinental routes. While the legacy US airlines used to be able to demand thousands of dollars for a nonstop round-trip in business class, JetBlue’s competitive pricing has forced the legacy carriers to drop their prices.
And today we are seeing that competition in action, with lie-flat business-class transcontinental flights costing just $797 round-trip on three different airlines. No tricks are needed to find these airfares — just find the dates you want by searching with Google Flights, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself.
Airline: JetBlue, Delta, United
Routes: BOS to SFO/SEA/SAN
Cost: $797+ round-trip in lie-flat business class
Dates: April 2018 – February 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 Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) for $797 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue Mint:
Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) for $797 round-trip nonstop on United:
Boston (BOS) to San Francisco (SFO) for $797 round-trip nonstop on Delta:
Boston (BOS) to San Diego (SAN) for $797 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:
Boston (BOS) to Seattle (SEA) for $847 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:
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 (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: God Save the Points