JetBlue's BluePass: 3 Months of Unlimited Travel from Boston & Long Beach
It's not quite the All-You-Can-Jet Pass, but if you happen to live in or within driving distance to Boston or Long Beach, you might consider JetBlue's (tel. 800/538-2583; www.jetblue.com) new BluePass. Choose from three options, ranging from $1,299 to $1,999, for three months of unlimited travel, from Aug. 22 through Nov. 22.
At the very top, the Boston All pass includes unlimited travel to all JetBlue cities for $1,999, before taxes.
For $1,499 before taxes, the Boston Select pass includes unlimited travel to New York, Newark, Baltimore, Buffalo, both Washington, D.C. airports, Richmond, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Chicago, Jacksonville, and Bermuda.
And from California, the Long Beach Select pass includes unlimited travel to Las Vegas, Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Austin, and Chicago, all for the bargain basement price of $1,299, before taxes.
For all you indecisive and/or spontaneous types: Book online 90 minutes prior to departure. No change fees or cancel fees for any plan. But be warned: If a BluePass customer no-shows for a flight two times in a seven-day period, a penalty fee of $100 will be incurred. The BluePass and all existing reservations will be suspended until the penalty fee is paid. Booking multiple flights departing from the same city on the same day is prohibited.
Each BluePass is eligible for TrueBlue points -- customers who purchase the Boston All BluePass will receive 12,000 TrueBlue points. Customers who purchase the Boston Select BluePass will receive 9,000 TrueBlue points. Customers who purchase the Long Beach Select BluePass will receive 8,000 TrueBlue points.
Remember, all pass prices do not include domestic, international, and Puerto Rico taxes. BluePass flights can only be booked online at www.jetblue.com/BluePass, starting from Aug. 15. This offer expires Aug. 31.
Air Canada's 20% Off Promo Code for Beijing, Shanghai, & Hong Kong
From Air Canada (tel. 888/247-2262; www.aircanada.com), save 20% on Tango Plus fares to Beijing and Shanghai for travel through Oct. 31. Enter promo code CHINA20JUL11 to apply discount.
Also included, save 20% on Tango Plus fares to Hong Kong for travel through Oct. 31. Enter promo code 20HKGJUL.
Tickets must be booked by Aug. 1.
Promo codes are available on one-way and round trip itineraries and do not apply on multi-city itineraries. If you are not departing or returning from the same city, or your itinerary includes a stopover, in order to take advantage of this offer, you must make multiple bookings.
Round-trip fares include:
- Calgary to Beijing $975, including all taxes
- Edmonton to Beijing $970, including all taxes
- Montreal to Beijing $1,306, including all taxes
- Toronto to Beijing $1,130, including all taxes
- Vancouver to Beijing $879, nonstop, including all taxes
50% Off Promo Code from Direct Air
Take 50% off your next flight with Direct Air (tel. 877/432-3473; www.visitdirectair.com) with their latest promo deal. All bookings must be made by Saturday, July 30. Just enter promo code OHSOLOW at time of purchase and don't forget to use their flexible date search to get the lowest fare!
Round-trip fares include:
- Myrtle Beach to Columbus $129
- Myrtle Beach to Newark $129
- Myrtle Beach to Pittsburgh $129
- Myrtle Beach to Worcester $129
- Allentown to Punta Gorda $129
- Kalamazoo to Orlando $129
- Kalamazoo to West Palm Beach $129
- Niagara Falls to Punta Gorda $129
- Plattsburgh to Punta Gorda $129
- Toledo to Punta Gorda $129
- Worcester to Punta Gorda $129
- Rockford to Punta Gorda $129
Frontier Sale to/from Select Cities
Tickets require a 10-day advance purchase, and must be booked by 11:59 pm ET, Aug. 3.
"Some markets do not offer daily connections. Due to schedule changes, markets may not connect throughout the valid travel period. Branson-Austin seasonal service begins Sept. 16, 2011 and Branson-Phoenix seasonal service begins Sept. 17, 2011. Denver-Tampa seasonal service ends Aug. 21, 2011; Denver-Green Bay nonstop seasonal service ends Sept. 10, 2011; and Denver-Boise, Denver-Jackson Hole and Denver-Newport News seasonal service ends Sept. 11, 2011. Milwaukee-Appleton, Milwaukee-Hartford and Milwaukee-Louisville service ends Sept. 11, 2011."
Round-trip fares include:
- Washington, D.C. to Las Vegas $240
- Madison to Dallas $268
- Newport News to Los Angeles $288
- Oklahoma City to Las Vegas $238
- Milwaukee to Cleveland $158
- Minneapolis to Newark $208
- St. Louis to Boston $258
- Denver to Philadelphia $238
- Portland to Nashville $278
- Santa Ana to Atlanta $288
- Phoenix to New York $248
Summer/Fall Fares from AirTran
AirTran's (tel. 800/AIR-TRAN; www.airtran.com) current sale is valid for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesday, from July 30 through Nov. 16. Avoid blackout dates July 29 and 31; and Aug. 5, 7, 12, 14 and 21.
Tickets require a 10-day advance purchase.
Milwaukee travel to/from Indianapolis, Omaha, Pittsburgh and St. Louis is valid through Sept. 5.
All tickets must be booked by Aug. 1. Round-trip fares include:
- Asheville to Orlando $138
- Atlanta to Newport News $118
- Atlanta to Phoenix $248
- Pittsburgh to Atlanta $138
- Baltimore to Charlotte $128
- Chicago to Atlanta $138
- Milwaukee to Atlanta $158
- Rochester to Baltimore $158
- Richmond to Orlando $168
From the Mailbag: Get a Room! And Maybe a Voucher, Too?
Q: I just returned to Seattle from Reno and my flight back on Saturday night on Alaska Air/Horizon was canceled. The airline was unable to get me on another plane until Monday morning. Alaska Airlines put me up in a hotel and covered meals, but shouldn't I also get compensation -- at least reimbursement for my ticket since they definitely didn't get me home within 24 hours? I'm a little irritated because I have a sneaking suspicion that they didn't get me on another plane because I wasn't complaining loudly and being unpleasant -- I didn't see anyone else from that plane at the hotel after Sunday morning.
A: Read on.
Additional Reporting by Tracy W. Stewart
George Hobica is a syndicated travel journalist and blogger whose website, www.airfarewatchdog.com, tracks unadvertised airfare wars and fare sales, including the most helpful and always updated Top 50 Airfares.
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