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August 13, 2021

JetBlue offers unlimited flight pass for $599

By Jason Buckland, Sympatico / MSN Finance

As far as airlines go, the skies in September and October are a little like Lou Diamond Phillips’ career. Dead.

Discount outfit JetBlue wants to change that, though, and the deal they’re offering might blow your mind.

The airline is offering an all-you-can-fly pass between Sept. 8 and Oct. 8 for only $599, taxes included.

The catch, of course, is JetBlue flies to zero north-of-the-border destinations, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Canadians can’t take advantage of this pretty great discount.

For starters, there are a handful of cities – like Seattle and Chicago – JetBlue connects to within a remote driving distance of the border. And really, unlimited flying for 600 bucks might be worth a bit of legwork.

The JetBlue pass is presumably ideal for business travellers and frequent fliers, especially those who do a good deal of cross-country travel.

While a large majority of JetBlue’s fares are only $99 regularly, you can easily make up the $600 with a couple cross-USA trips.

ABC News found the cheapest Sept. 8 flight from New York to San Francisco, round-trip, would cost $344.80. If something calls for two of those trips in a month, you’ve already saved money.

The JetBlue pass makes you wonder if struggling businesses will jump at the chance to save money on bulk travel for its employees.

You’d have to think smaller companies, even Canadian ones, would look to anything these days to keep profit margins respectable.

And that’s what this may boil down to for local businesses desperate to stay afloat; maybe you need to get a bit creative on travel when flying from Toronto or Montreal just no longer fits the cost structure.



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