As I wrote about earlier in the week JetBlue was running a pretty creative promo where they were offering New Yorkers the opportunity to get out of the city if the temperature hit 90 degrees every day through Sunday. Flights were being priced at 90% off!!! Of course it hit 90 the first three days, heck I think it hit 97 yesterday!
For those of you who tried to purchase tickets you understand the technical errors that were consistently happening on the back end. I was reading about it constantly on Facebook and Twitter and even had problems when I tried myself the first day.
While the promotion was great the system wasn’t ready to handle it and JetBlue is ending this promo two days early. I read this on their Facebook page and it states:
“Dear hot New Yorkers: Our #HotSeatsNYC promotion turned out to be an offer that was simply too hot to handle, and unfortunately, we’ve had to end it early – our systems just weren’t able to manage the volume of New Yorkers looking to beat the heat. While we sold thousands of seats during the promo, we know there were many of you who weren’t able to take advantage of the offer. To prove we’re not full of hot air and to make sure everyone lands a hot deal, we’re offering 25% off fall flights for New York customers who book by 7/19 at 4 p.m. for travel 9/3 – 10/31/13 using promo code 2HOT2HANDLE. The promo code is good for all days and all domestic flights (including Puerto Rico), as long as there’s an available seat. Supplies AREN’T limited, so feel free to use the code more than once. Restrictions apply.”
While I am sure many are disappointed to not be able to take advantage today and tomorrow I truly believe JetBlue had good intentions and really did not think they would have such technical issues. On the other hand, many might be happy with the 25% off makeup promo instead for September and October. I know I am as my husband needs to fly to San Diego during this time and it is going to save us $100! I guess him forgetting to do it yesterday paid off!
Her are the details for the 25% off promo:
- Use promo code 2HOT2HANDLE – book at www.jetblue.com/promo
- Book by TODAY, July 19th at 4pm EST
- Travel Sept 3-Oct 31, 2013
- Includes all domestic flights and Puerto Rico
- Flights departing from NYC airports (EWR, JFK, and LGA)
- Valid for roundtrip or one-way travel
This is what my search result came back with:
So I guess I saved about $87 as the 25% off doesn’t include taxes and fees. Still great for a flight I was going to book anyways within the next 24 hours!!
Also, when playing around with other fares, I noticed that although the terms state domestic fares only (including Puerto Rico), flights to all Caribbean Islands, Central and South America are working as well! This is true of writing this post at 3:15am and can definitely change. Remember, this discount is only for flights departing from one of the three New York airports: John F. Kennedy (JFK), Newark (EWR), and LaGuardia (LGA).
Anyone able to grab a 90% off flight? Anyone able to utilize this 25% off promo instead?