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17 JetBlue Airways Travel Tips That Will Save You Hundreds

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1. You’ll always find the lowest ticket prices on JetBlue.com.

You'll always find the lowest ticket prices on JetBlue.com.


Skip airfare search engines like Orbitz, Expedia, and Travelocity, and book your flight right on JetBlue.com. Their Best Fare Guarantee ensures you get the cheapest fare on the Web. And if you find one cheaper elsewhere, JetBlue will give you a $100 credit.


2. Ask for more than one snack or drink.

Say what?! All-you-can-eat snacks?! It’s true, JetBlue offers unlimited brand-name snacks and drinks — so if you’re hungry, ask for extra!

Note: Alcoholic beverages are not free.


3. Pay for checked luggage when you book your flight and save $5.

Pay for checked luggage when you book your flight and save $5.

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If you decide to check in luggage after booking your flight, you’ll have to pay extra fees at the airport or online. (Checking in a bag at booking costs about $20.) So plan ahead and save!


4. Everyone gets free, high-speed Internet.

Just this past January 2017, JetBlue started offering free, high-speed Internet for flights within the contiguous US. Stream TV and video, shop Amazon, and check your email without charge.



5. JetBlue has one of the best frequent flyer programs.

TrueBlue is JetBlue’s free frequent flyer program and is ranked #2 among domestic airlines (just behind Alaska Airlines). Earn up to 6 points for every dollar spent on flights booked directly from JetBlue.com.

There are no blackout dates for using points, and you can pool points as a family for a higher points balance that can be managed by one adult member in your household.

You can also earn and get exclusive access to savings at over 40 TrueBlue partners including Amazon, La Quinta, Budget, Lyft, and MasterCard.


6. Sign everyone in your family up for TrueBlue to earn more points faster.

Sign everyone in your family up for TrueBlue to earn more points.

One of the best benefits of JetBlue’s frequent flyer program is the ability to pool points with other family members and even friends, which makes earning points easier and faster. You can even sign kids under the age of 13 up for their own TrueBlue account and then link their account to your family’s point pool.

Only one adult (over age 18) can redeem points, but all members can select point contribution amounts. A family can consist of up to two adults and five children (TrueBlue members under the age of 18).


7. Bring booster seats, strollers, and diaper bags free of charge.

Did you know TSA will let parents bring more than the standard 3.4 oz of liquid through security? Let the security officer know that you have extra milk before hitting the x-ray.

And since JetBlue allows parents with infants to carry on an extra bag (a diaper bag), make sure you pack that bag with as much as it can handle to save you space in your carry-on or checked luggage.


8. Book a seat in the rear of the plane to ensure overhead space for your carry-on.

There’s an upside to sitting in the back of the plane: you get to board first. Boarding early also means first dibs for overhead compartment space, so you don’t have to worry about checking in your carry-on at the gate.


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9. Every JetBlue plane has a changing table in their bathroom.

Yaaasss! This is another reason to love JetBlue. They’re just one of a few airlines that offers infant changing tables in every lavatory.


10. Get kid-friendly food and entertainment options on every flight.

Kids get unlimited free snacks and drinks like potato chips, Cheez-It crackers, chocolate chip cookies and orange, cranberry, or apple juice.

There are also kid-friendly channels like Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Animal Planet at every seat, so you don’t have to worry about keeping your kids entertained for too long.


11. Taking the red-eye? Get free shut-eye service.

Taking the red-eye? Get free shut-eye service.

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That cheap red-eye flight isn’t looking so bad anymore, especially since JetBlue started offering complimentary shut-eye service.

Available on all overnight flights from the West, shut-eye service provides a free eyeshade, ear plugs and a hot towel, coffee, orange juice, or spring water before landing.


12. Check your bags and get your boarding pass right in the app.

Get the free app on Apple and Android devices.


13. Use Apple Pay to make in-flight purchases.

JetBlue is the first airline to accept Apple Pay as a form of payment when buying onboard food, drinks, and amenities. Right now it’s only available on select coast-to-coast flights, but by the end of 2017, expect to use it on all flights!



14. Use Lyft to take you to and from the airport and earn TrueBlue miles every time.

If you’re new to the ridesharing service, sign up here and get $15 off your first ride or 750 TrueBlue frequent flyer points. Already have a Lyft account? Connect your Lyft and TrueBlue accounts to start earning 30 points each time you use the service for airport rides.


15. Get a 5% military discount if you’ve served our country and are enrolled in Veterans Advantage.

There are no blackout dates and no limits to the number of times you — or your family — can use the discount if you’re active duty, retired military, a veteran, a member of the National Guard, or a reservist. Call 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583) to get the discount.


16. Consider the credit card if you’re a frequent flyer.

The JetBlue credit card isn’t the best out there, but it definitely has its perks if you fly the airline often.

You’ll get 3x the points on JetBlue purchases and a decent 5,000 point sign-up bonus if you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days, which shouldn’t be hard if you charge everything from bills to groceries on your card. Travel without blackout dates and get one free checked luggage every time you and up to three companions fly.

Another awesome perk? 50% off all in-flight food, drink, and entertainment purchases. That $6 beverage and snack box will only cost you about $3 if you’re a cardholder. Not bad!


17. Score some of the best deals in December and January.

In January, JetBlue has their flash “Big Winter Sale,” offering prices as low as $34 out of NYC. They’ve done this for several years, and the easiest way to snag the cheapest fares first is by following them on Facebook and Twitter — they only last a couple of days!

In December 2016, they had their “12 Days of Christmas” sale, showcasing different savings each day for domestic and international flights. The first day of the sale they offered $20 flights to California and Florida. Look out for the sale again this year!


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