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Like many other Tuesdays, Southwest and JetBlue have announced a new fare sale. I took a quick look through some of the flight costs and nothing looked particularly outstanding to me, but you might have better luck. If you have upcoming travel you are looking to book, it is worth checking it out. Or, if you’ve already booked with these airlines check to see if your fare price has gone down. If so, both airlines will give you a credit back for the difference in price.
This “Spring” sale is for travel March 24 through June 3, 2015 and tickets must be booked by Thursday, March 12.
If you already have a Southwest flight booked for a flight that decreased in price, you can get back the difference with no change fees. You can read more about the exact process and steps to go about this with these two blog posts: “Changing and Canceling a Southwest Flight” and “If a Southwest Flight Goes Down in Price…” But essentially if you…
- Paid for the flight… You will receive a voucher for the difference in fare price to be used one year from the date the flight was originally purchased (NOT the date the change process took place). This voucher is non-transferable. The voucher will be tied to the confirmation number of the original flight. There is NO fee for this.
- Booked your flight using points… The difference in points will go back into your account immediately. Again, there is NO fee for this. This is why I love booking Southwest flights using points!
My favorite thing about Southwest is if you have points, you can speculatively book flights and if you need to cancel there are no fees at all! The points just go right back into the account they were booked from.
Fares are starting at $64 one-way. This is a two-day sale where you must book by March 11 for travel March 24 through May 27, 2015. While it states that the sale is for Tuesday and Wednesday travel only, you’ll find many other dates with lower fares as well. Blackout dates includes: 3/31 – 4/8 NYC (JFK, LGA, HPN & EWR) & Washington, D.C. (IAD & DCA) & 4/21 – 4/22 BOS only.
Remember, you have 24 hours to cancel a flight after it is booked for a full refund if you want to “book now and figure it out later.” If your plans are flexible, use the JetBlue Fare Finder which will give you the cheapest price for every day of the month.
If you’ve already booked a flight in the pats 14 days and the price went down, give JetBlue a call and they’ll give you a credit voucher for the price difference.