As an example, I found tickets departing Portland PWM on Friday, August 30, with returns flights available from New York JFK on Monday, September 2, 2019, for this price. Other travel days spanning the weekend also available at this price.
This fare includes a carry-on bag plus one small personal item. A checked bag costs $30 each way.
On Delta's Basic Economy fare, seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for this price. Jetblue's fare includes standard advanced seat selection.
Delta's Main Cabin Economy fare is only $30 more roundtrip, which comes to $167. This will include advanced seat assignments and allows ticket changes/upgrades for a fee. A checked bag costs the same $30 each way.
JetBlue's Blue Plus fare can be purchased for $56 more, totaling $193 roundtrip. This will include a checked bag on each leg of your trip.
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