Deal alert: Transcon flights on JetBlue have dropped to $197 round-trip or 12.8K points

Oct 9, 2019

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It’s not often we see transcontinental deals on JetBlue, but we’re seeing nonstop tickets from New York and Boston starting at just $197 round-trip. Even better, these deals also work in reverse from Los Angeles and San Francisco.

We first spotted the deals from New York to Los Angeles at The Flight Deal.

If you want to redeem JetBlue TrueBlue points (which are worth 1.3 cents each, according to TPG’s latest valuations) the transcontinental deals start at 12,800 points plus taxes.

Related: How to earn JetBlue TrueBlue points

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline.

Airline: JetBlue
Routes: JFK/BOS/LAX/SFO/LGB (and in reverse)
Cost: $197+ or 12,800 TrueBlue points + taxes and fees
Dates: January – February 2020
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) for $197 round-trip nonstop:

New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $197 round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $197 round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to Long Beach (LGB) for $197 round-trip nonstop:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS) for $197 round-trip nonstop:

Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (JFK) for $197 round-trip nonstop:

San Francisco (SFO) to New York (JFK) for $197 round-trip nonstop:

New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) for 12,800 TrueBlue points + $11.20 round-trip nonstop:

San Francisco (SFO) to New York (JFK) for 12,800 TrueBlue points + $11.20 round-trip nonstop:

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 ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card,  Citi Premier® Card, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out our post on the best cards for airfare purchases for more details.

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