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One of the most frustrating things about booking a flight is that you don’t know if you are getting the flight at the cheapest rate possible. Might the flight go down in price in just a few days? While airlines allow you to cancel a flight within 24 hours of it being re-booked (for a full refund), after that 24 hours passes, you are pretty much locked in.
Unlike most other airlines, JetBlue will actually hook you up if a price does go down in price. If you’ve booked a flight in the past 5 days and the price has decreased, JetBlue will give you a credit voucher for the price difference. To get the voucher, you’ll have to call JetBlue to get it processed – it cannot be done online. After you book a flight, I suggest checking daily to see if your fare has in fact decreased! JetBlue will not do this for you, it is up to you.
The voucher is valid for an entire year from the date it is issued and is actually very flexible on how it can be used. It will sit in your travel bank (which you can see online in your JetBlue account) and can be used to book a flight for yourself or someone else.
The only caveat to this “perk” is if a flight goes down in price due to a coupon code you need to apply, it will not allow the voucher to go through. So let’s say you purchase a flight for $200 and a week later JetBlue comes out with a promo code offering 10% off all flights. The flight price is still $200, but with the promo it would come down to $180 (let’s not take taxes into the scenario). You unfortunately will not be able to get a $20 voucher for the difference. The actual flight must have gone down in price without a coupon code being applied.
Hopefully you all already know this trick, but if not, this should save you some money going forward! I personally was able to get a $56 credit due to the current JetBlue sale going on.