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Save 10% on JetBlue flights

Posted by Jonathan Weinberg on Wednesday, May 6, 2009

JetBlue is offering 10% off on flights to any of of their 50 destinations when you use the promo code DIRECTV09 via this page at  Travel must be completed by June 17, 2009 to qualify.  Blackout dates are between May 21, 2009, and May 25, 2009, and tickets must be be purchased by May 8th. at midnight MT.

Categories: Domestic US Fares, Airfare Tips, Caribbean/Mexico/Latin America Airfares


Students save 11% on JetBlue

Posted by Jonathan Weinberg on Wednesday, February 4, 2009

JetBlue has partnered with ISIC to offer full-time students an 11% discount on all of their flights.

ISIS is a non-profit organization that issues student identity cards worldwide.  Individuals must purchase an ISIC identity card to be eligible for the discount.  The annual cost of the card is $22.  ISIC's website lists the following eligibility requirements:

Full-time students age 12 & over currently enrolled for the academic year 2008-2009 at an accredited institution and matriculating towards a diploma or a degree. (Continuing education and language school students are not eligible).

You will need either a photocopy of school ID showing validity for 2008-2009 or a photocopy of your transcript/report card/tuition bill receipt for 2008-2009 academic year.

This can be a great deal for students and for parents traveling with kids who meet the eligibility requirements.  The $22 ISIC membership can easily pay for itself in one or two trips on JetBlue.  Additionally, the card offers other discounts such as 15% off on Amtrak, 10% on purchases and many others.  See ISIC's website for additional information.

Details on the program can be found on JetBlue's website here.

Categories: Domestic US Fares, Airfare Tips

New JetBlue Promo - $50 off a Future Flight

Posted by Jonathan Weinberg on Thursday, January 29, 2009

JetBlue has a new promo starting today.  If you book a roundtrip flight on for travel between February 24, 2009 and March 31, 2009, they'll send you a $50 voucher good for travel on JetBlue between May 4 and June 17, 2009 (Black out dates of May 21 to May 25 apply).

This offer expires on February 8, 2009.  You can sign up via the following link:

Categories: Domestic US Fares

Save 50% on flights to and from Salt Lake City & New Orleans on Southwest

Posted by Jonathan Weinberg on Sunday, November 16, 2008

Southwest is offering 50% off on all flights to/from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). 

This offer is valid for travel from December 3, 2008 through February 11, 2009 (blackout dates apply from December 18, 2008 through January 4, 2009). 

Purchases must be made at by November 18th with the promo code "FLYMSY" for travel to/fom New Orleans and "FLYSLC" for travel to/dfrom Salt Lake City.

Note that it can be helpful to use Southwest's flexible date search feature to find when the lowest fare is offered, and then head over to Southwest's standard booking page to plug in the appropriate promo code to book at the discounted rate.

See full terms and conditions below:

  • 50% discount valid for use at or off the total amount of any
    roundrip Wanna Get Away fare before taxes and fees.
  • Purchase must be made between November 16, 2008 and November 18, 2008 for travel December 3, 2008 through February 11, 2009.
  • Blackout dates apply December 18, 2008 through January 4, 2009.
  • Travel valid all days of week.
  • If any portion of travel falls on a blackout date the discount will not apply.
  • Discount is only valid to/from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).
  • The discount is only valid with the provided Promotion Code and is not combinable with other Promotion Codes or fares available exclusively through the web tool "DING!".
  • This promotion does not include Business Select, Anytime, or Senior Fares.
  • Discount does not include taxes and fees.
  • Roundtrip purchase required.
  • Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualifications for this promotion.
  • Youth, Child, Infant, Military, and Federal Government Fares are not available for purchase at or
  • Reservations made through are not eligible for this promotion.
Categories: Domestic US Fares

Save 10% on JetBlue

Posted by Jonathan Weinberg on Monday, November 10, 2008

JetBlue is offering 10% off on all flights for a limited time.  This promotion expires on 11/13, so book quickly via this link and enter the promo code 10offNov to take advantage of this offer.

The fine print

*Offer ends November 13, 2008 at 11:59 PM MT. Promotion/Discount Codes may not be combined and is not valid for travel on Sundays or on the following routes in either direction: JFKSTI / JFKSDQ. Code is valid for 10% off of o/w or r/t travel that is purchased by November 13, 2008, 11:59 PM MT, for travel between November 10, 2008 and February 10, 2009. Blackout dates are between November 25, 2008 and December 2, 2008, between December 16, 2008 and January 7, 2009 and between January 15, 2009 and January 19, 2009. Discount will be deducted off of base fare. If Discount Code travel is changed outside of this window or cancelled, discount will be forfeited and you will be responsible for the fare difference plus $100 change/cancel fee per person. Cancellations are for a JetBlue travel credit only, which is valid for one year. If a reservation is not changed or canceled prior to scheduled departure, all money associated with the reservation is forfeite

Categories: Domestic US Fares, Domestic Canadian Fares

Relief from Fuel Surcharges?

Posted by Jonathan Weinberg on Tuesday, October 21, 2008

With the recent drop in the price of oil, some European airlines have begun to cut those fuel surcharges that help push the price of an airline ticket into the stratosphere.  British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa and Air France/KLM have all reduced their surcharges on passenger tickets, while other foreign and domestic carriers, including Northwest, have cut their fuel charges on air cargo.

Domestic U.S. carriers however, have been reluctant to make similar reductions, arguing that the price of jet fuel remains too volatile to predict reliably over the next few months.  Delta has started to relax surcharges on some international flights, but so far they have been reluctant to do so domestically.  Despite lower fuel costs, the industry still expects to post a collective loss of about $6 billion for 2008.

Robert Menendez, a Democratic Senator from New Jersey sent a letter to 11 U.S. airlines on Monday requesting they discontinue the surcharges and other fuel-related fees.  "I urge you to pass the savings from lower jet fuel prices on to the American public by rolling back fuel surcharges and extra fees," Mr. Menendez said in his letter. "If you tell the public that you need long-term higher prices to survive, I urge you at the very least to do it directly through fares, rather than a collection of confusing and hidden fees."

While it looks like new fees for things like baggage, food, drinks and pillows and blankets are here to stay, passengers *may* get a reprieve from fuel surcharges in the near future.  Now that the price of oil is dropping, should US domestic carriers respond in kind and reduce or eliminate the fuel surcharge?  Let us know in the comments section below.

Categories: Domestic US Fares, Airline Industry News

Save $10 on Flights to NYC on American

Posted by Jonathan Weinberg on Thursday, October 9, 2008

American Airlines is running a sale on flights to New York City.  Save $10 on a roundtrip ticket when you book through this link on

This deal requires a 7-day advance purchase, and a 3-day minimum stay.  Travel is valid through December 10, 2008, and fares are not valid November 22, 25-26, 29-30 and December 1, 2008.

To take advantage of this deal, you must purchase your tickets by October 15th.

Categories: Domestic US Fares

SunCountry Airlines Fighting to Stay Alive

Posted by Jonathan Weinberg on Friday, October 3, 2008

Minneapolis based Sun Country Airlines, fighting to survive a cash crunch, has warned its employees to prepare for the possibility of major layoffs, or a shutdown of the airline, as early as Dec. 1.

SunCountry is struggling to survive until the heavy winter travel season when it expects to turn a profit, but in the meantime they are taking drastic actions, including a 50 percent pay deferral for employees to improve their cash position.

SunCountry was looking for a short-term loan from its owner, Tom Petters, to address the cash shortage issue but Petters, the airline's majority shareholder, resigned as CEO of Petters Group Worldwide Monday because he is the target of a major federal fraud investigation.  While this is unrelated to SunCountry's business, it looks like Mr. Petters has his hands full with "other matters", so SunCountry will have to see financing elsewhere, which is none too easy in the credit crunch the country is experiencing currently.

Will SunCountry ultimately survive?  It's still too early to tell, but clearly this is an ominous sign.  One thing is for sure...  They certainly won't be the last airline to run into trouble in this difficult economy.

Categories: Airline Industry News

Surfin' in the Sky

Posted by Jonathan Weinberg on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

American Airlines today launched in-flight WiFi Internet access on a limited basis on some if its longer, nonstop flights.  American is offering the service for $12.95 per flight on its 15 Boeing 767-200 planes connecting New York with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.  Once the flights reach 10,000 feet, passengers can access corporate virtual private networks, e-mail, instant messaging and the Web using their laptops, smart phones and PDAs.

JetBlue has also been testing free WiFi service on one of its aircraft for the past few months through its BetaBlue program but there are more restrictions on that service than with American's new service.  Southwest has also been testing Internet capabilities on several flights, with an eye toward offering mobile broadband services on every Southwest flight in the near future.  Plans are also underway at Delta, US Airways and Virgin America to test in-flight Internet as well.

With the embattled airline industry under pressure to identify additional revenue opportunities, we'll likely see more carriers follow suit in the months ahead if these early launches prove successful.

Categories: Airline Industry News

10% off JetBlue flights to/from Chicago

Posted by Jonathan Weinberg on Friday, June 27, 2008

JetBlue's recent $10 off each way promo just expired, but they have a new promo with the same terms for customers traveling between Chicago (ORD)  and New York (JFK) , Boston (BOS) and Long Beach (LGB). 

The promotion is valid for travel from 9/3/08 to 10/31/08.  Reservations must be made by 6/30/08.  Use promo code HJCHICAGO10 to take advantage of this offer.


Categories: Domestic US Fares
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