Who knew that the Boston – Baltimore route was so coveted? Apparently Southwest, AirTran and jetBlue are convinced it is. The three carriers have launched a bit of a price and points war on the route this week. For starters, there is the fare – starting from $49 each way plus tax. That’s not too shabby, especially considering the pretty wide open availability of seats at that price unlike some sale fares that are quite limited.
On top of the good price, however, all three airlines are also offering bonus miles on the route. AirTran is offering double A+ Reward points while jetBlue is offering triple TrueBlue points. Southwest is also offering a bonus. Registration is required for both promotions.
Neither offer is enough to get me to go out of my way to fly the route, but always good to know that there are still some pockets of competition where the airlines are vying for your business.
UPDATE: Updated noon Friday EDT to reflect Southwest’s participation in the fun.
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