Now that summer’s coming to an end, airplane ticket prices are dropping and I’m not complaining.While fall is a cheaper time to book in general, a JetBlue flash sale has $49 plane tickets, which feelsaffordable. However, there’s a small catch: You have to act fast, because the sale ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Before you race to schedule your next getaway, here’s the lowdown on those coveted $49 one-way tickets available during JetBlue’s (nearly over) two-day event.
For $49 You Can Take The Following Flights:
From St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to San Juan, Puerto Rico; from Long Beach, California to San Jose, California; from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Chicago, Illinois; and from San Jose, California to Long Beach, California.
If those don’t work for you, the sale includes plenty more routes for varying (still affordable) prices, ranging between $54 and $259.
The Small Print
Yourtravel dates have to fall between Sept. 6 and Nov. 7 with the exception of JetBlue’s blackout dates, which includeSept. 20 through Sept. 25 and Oct. 5 throughOct. 9. Even so, it’s hard to pass up such affordable airfare.
In a blog post for , FareCompare.com’s CEO, Rick Seaney, explainedwhy prices drop at the end of the summer and throughout fall. He said,
When children go back to school, demand takes a dive which prompts the airlines to lower their fares. Fall is cheap and, where airfares are concerned, fall arrives in August.
Makes sense! Honestly, JetBlue’s $49 price tag is wonderful.However, as we recently reported, round trip flights to Hawaii are currently going for under $400, making for an equally enticing deal.
So, the question is this: Where would you like to go before your Thanksgiving trip home?
I’d like to go.