Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
JetBlue has a solid little sale going on for the next two days that’ll get you 20% off the base fare any flight. You’ll have to book through this page and use the promo code GLITZ by Feb. 27 at 11:59 PM EST.
The code works for flights between March 5 and June 12, with blackout dates from April 16-24. The main restriction is that the discount only applies to flights on Tuesday and Wednesday for travel in coach class. Still, you’ll be able to use the code on any route, which can make this sale quite useful — we’re seeing transcontinental flights under $200 round-trip after applying the code. The discount only works on cash bookings, so you won’t be able to make a discounted award reservations.
Routes: Domestic and international routes
Cost: $42+ one-way
Travel Dates: March 5 – June 12, 2019, Blackout dates 4/16–4/24, Tuesday and Wednesday travel only
Book By: Feb. 27 11:59 PM EST
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Long Beach (LGB) to San Francisco (SFO) for $38 one-way:
New York (LGA) to Boston (BOS) for $42 one-way:
Newark (EWR) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) for $109 round-trip:
Washington DC (DCA) to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) for $123 one-way:
San Francisco (SFO) to New York (JFK) for $195 round-trip:
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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus excellent trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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