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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:39 am 
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Just found out that Jet Blue will be expanding their schedule to cover next May until June 12 on Sunday Sep. 30 @ 2 p.m.

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Thank you!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:58 pm 
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They say 2PM but they definitely open it up before then..I would try from 12PM ....this is from past experience.Jet Blue often opens up with Cheaper Fares for the 1st ten minutes.I am not kidding.I went to book a fare and it was really cheap,as I was booking it it changed right in front of my eyes..So, get on the Website as early as possible

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:44 pm 
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Thanks for the info and suggestion, Alexa.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:44 pm 
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I agree with Alexa. More often than not the ticket prices within the first half hour are the lowest you'll see for the life of that ticket. I've experienced that myself several times. 'Yes', there have been a couple exceptions. And 'yes', as time draws nearer to flight time those ticket prices will drop for a couple hours if there are still several unsold seats but I've never regretted purchasing our J/B tickets during the first half hour after release.

All that said, it seems prices across the board for pretty much all airlines are way higher than even in the recent past. That's the way it is, I guess.

As an aside, a private pilot golf friend of mine hinted at some inside industry info that in 2019 there will be a bunch of optional additional charges for such mundane things as early seat selection, carry-on and overhead bin usage, lowering the 'free' checked baggage weight, aisle/window seat premiums, and early boarding.

Oh, well.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:18 pm 
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leftyjy, airlines are already doing some combination of the things you mention.

JetBlue as I have written years past when so many were praising them for their low fares and great service and how the legacy carriers like AA and others could learn from them.

JetBlue is now the proud legacy airline from JFK to Aruba. United and Delta have lower fares and better travel times. This December is my fourth trip to Aruba not on Jetblue as their prices are the highest.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:17 pm 
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I agree about the add-ons. I forgot the few others he was describing.

Since we have plenty of JB miles we don't really notice the cost to fly as much as if we were paying cash. We're ok seemingly for a few more 'free' trips and we will still continue to accrue miles.
Our choice is based on JB offering three morning non-stops to Aruba out of Boston. The earliest arrival at the Aruba airport is about 10:30 and the mid range flight gets in about 11:45. Both of those choices get us to our timeshare plenty early enough in the day.

As an aside: A recent article rating the top 10 airlines in the US put JB at #9. I don't remember all the criteria used to get the ratings but I've never had anything but fine experiences with JB. Their snacks are awful but they're free and the bottled water is usually room temp.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:30 am 
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lefty, I checked on 3 sites. Jet Blue was either 4, 6, or 8 in the rankings.
Guess each "reviewer" has different criteria when rating.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:10 am 
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The listing I refer to was in the Globe a few weeks ago. I don't know who did the rating but they covered several criteria and it seemed to be non political and done with some logic.
Thinking back, I seem to remember Alaska Air was either Number 1 or 2 in that list. United was somewhere in the middle which surprised me given all the skirmishes they've had over the last year or so.
If I used every outside reference I came across for airlines or movies or restaurants etc., etc., I think I'd be somewhat shocked at how opposite my own findings and experiences might be.
But that's me.
I like Jet Blue. Everything about them works well for my wife and I. Except for their free snacks!

I miss the days of those dinky little breakfasts served in flight. :roll: I'm not even sure J/B did breakfasts but way back in my American Airlines days it was fine. Not 'fine' dining but it satisfied my yearnings.

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You have to try to Fly Jet Blue Mint..I've now flown it 4 times and we will try to fly Mint if we can every time we fly. It's more expensive,I know,but sometimes yo can catch lightening in a bottle. We are flying Sat Feb 9th and we paid $598 PP to Aruba..Coming home on March 9th we paid $347 PP ..That fare is a STEAL for 1st Class...They feed you and pamper you.The seats fully recline.They give you Pillows and Blankets,Hot Towels...When I get off that flight i am totally relaxed...It's great when you are coming home after a great Relaxing Vacation.Nothing is worse then to get on a CRAMPED PLANE and you are twisting and turning the whole ride.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:49 pm 
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pmarrier wrote:
Just found out that Jet Blue will be expanding their schedule to cover next May until June 12 on Sunday Sep. 30 @ 2 p.m.


Just curious where you got this information from - it's 2:48 p.m. on Sunday 9/30 right now and the schedule still only shows through September 30, and I can't find anything on the website, Facebook or otherwise to confirm this.

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Just spoke to a Jet Blue rep. and asked why I didn’t see the expanded schedule, as advertised on their Facebook page.
Was told that the schedule has not expanded yet as the reps can’t access it either. It may have been delayed, for some unknown reason (to us).
“Keep checking “ is the suggestion . “Maybe next week “.
If I am a member of True Blue (and I am), then I should receive an email 2-3 days before the expansion occurs. (Even though that hasn’t been the case for the past 2-3 expansions).
If it wasn’t for the nonstops out of Boston I might consider using a different airline.

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pmarrier wrote:
Just spoke to a Jet Blue rep. and asked why I didn’t see the expanded schedule, as advertised on their Facebook page.
Was told that the schedule has not expanded yet as the reps can’t access it either. It may have been delayed, for some unknown reason (to us).
“Keep checking “ is the suggestion . “Maybe next week “.
If I am a member of True Blue (and I am), then I should receive an email 2-3 days before the expansion occurs. (Even though that hasn’t been the case for the past 2-3 expansions).
If it wasn’t for the nonstops out of Boston I might consider using a different airline.


Thanks, I also am a True Blue member, and I also just got off the phone with a rep ( :lol: ) who confirmed they are not extending their schedule now and she didn't expect that to happen until early November. Oh well, I guess I'll just keep my eyes open and wait for the email. We also have to play the Boston nonstop fare game, isn't it just so enjoyable? :?

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Alexa wrote:
You have to try to Fly Jet Blue Mint..They feed you and pamper you.The seats fully recline.They give you Pillows and Blankets,Hot Towels....

Agreed!

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