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Through the end of today (11:59 pm Eastern Time or your local time, whichever is sooner) JetBlue is having a fare sale to tons of destinations, within the United States and also international. The cheapest fares, like between Long Beach and Reno/Tahoe for example, start at $39.

Through the end of tomorrow (“11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city”), Southwest is also having a fare sale to many domestic and international destinations. The cheapest fares, like between New Orleans and Atlanta, start at $49.

Conditions of JetBlue Sale

General Conditions

  • The sale fares are for travel between September 6, 2017, and November 8, 2017.
  • Blackout dates are September 20 to September 24 and October 9 to October 12.

Each route that’s on sale has it’s own set of specific conditions as well. Click on the fare to view…


All the fares are in the “Blue” category, meaning you don’t get a free checked bag, just a carry on and personal item. If you have a Barclaycard JetBlue Plus, then remember that one of the benefits is a free checked bag.

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Conditions of Southwest Sale

  • The sale fares are for travel between August 23, 2017, and February 14, 2018. Domestic fares are only valid on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Note that your flight must be purchased at least 21 days in advance.
  • Blackout dates: September 1, September 4, November 21 to 22, November 25 to 27, December 21 to 23, December 26 to 27, December 30 to 31, 2017, and January 1 to 2, 2018.


All Southwest fares, including these that are on sale, come with two free checked bags. I love that about Southwest, don’t you?

Change/Cancellation Policies

Since these cheap fares disappear quickly, sometimes it’s better to book now and think later.

As long as your JetBlue flight is seven or more days from when you book it, you can cancel and get a free refund (whether it’s a cash or points ticket).

You can always cancel and get full a refund on a Southwest award–and if you book a cash flight, as long it’s ten minutes before departure, you can cancel and get a Southwest credit that doesn’t expire for a year. You can also make changes to a Southwest award or cash ticket whenever without fees, you’ll just have to pay the difference if the new flight is more expensive.

Examples of Great Deals

Chicago to Fort Lauderdale roundtrip for $98.40…

 …or 5,200 TrueBlue Points + taxes.

Chicago to Austin for $68.98…

…or 3,670 Southwest Rapid Rewards + tax.

Bottom Line

Since both JetBlue and Southwest’s award prices are tied to the cash price of the ticket, these fare sales also mean it’s a great time to redeem your JetBlue TrueBlue points and Southwest Rapid Rewards. Book now as these fares are getting snatched up left and right!

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