A couple of weeks back I wrote of big changes coming to JetBlue in 2015.
The title of my post- JetBlue To Charge For Terra Blues Chips wasn’t what I’d call a serious one. I used it symbolically to highlight the impending changes and destruction of the things that made the airline stand out.
You can also check out a follow-up in which JetBlue Responds To My Terra Blues Post.
Just a few days after writing of the changes (the Apocalypse?), who would’ve guessed that I’d be booking a flight with the airline! Let alone, one that I actually paid for.
I’ve been wanting to visit Charleston, South Carolina for a few years now. I’ve tried to get a flight with Southwest on many occasions over the past 2.5- 3 years but there never seemed to be availability for the dates we needed. I also wasn’t about to spend 25,000 miles from another program to fly there.
JetBlue offered a 20% off promo-code which was good for a couple of days 2-3 weeks ago. I did a search for a few dates for Charleston and came up with a very fair price of $118 round trip. The problem was that the dates weren’t any good for Kim’s schedule…
Fast forward to just five days later and a couple of days after the announced changes for JB. I came across a tweet from The Flight Deal.
I read a bit more into this deal and was happy to see it available for dates later into the year than what I had found a few days before. However, I wondered if the new baggage fees would be in effect for the dates I’d want to book.
I priced a weekend in March and found availability at $116.20 round trip per person.
Definitely a solid price..
Before deciding on booking I had to be sure that we wouldn’t have to pay to check a bag if we decided to do so. I clicked the baggage fees link on the reservation page which led me to a page stating that the first checked bag was free!
We went ahead and booked our flight and will be heading to Charleston for a few days in March!
I’m guessing this will be our last JetBlue flight where our bags fly free…