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Two of the low cost carriers Southwest and JetBlue announced some pretty good fare sales today. If you have a flight you are looking to book, I highly suggest checking out these sites to see if there are any good deals for your travel needs. Remember, Southwest fares do not show up on third-party booking sites, i.e., Kayak.
Southwest $69 Flights
Southwest is offering fares as low as $69 for flights booked through March 28, 2016. This if for travel within the US March 29 through June 15, 2016, travel to international destinations and Puerto Rico from March 29 through May 25, 2016.
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.
JetBlue $39 Sale
JetBlue is having a two day sale with flights starting at $39 one way. This is for travel April 6 through June 15, 2016. While the terms state that this sale is only valid for Tuesday and Wednesday travel, I see many destinations where most days of the week are actually on sale! This sale lasts for two days until until tomorrow night, March 23, 2016.
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. And if you already booked a flight where the price went down, you have 14 days days to get a credit voucher for the price difference – you’ll just need to call JetBlue.