JetBlue officially opened their new terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico today, hosting a ceremony with company CEO Dave Barger and Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno. As part of the event Barger declared that San Juan is now considered a "focus city" by the company, serving up to 38 daily flights to 14 destinations on the mainland and in the Caribbean.
The terminal went into service a few weeks ago but today’s celebration kicked off a couple of additional deals related to JetBlue service into Puerto Rico including a contest and a discount code. Over the next 10 days the company is giving away 100 flights into Puerto Rico (10 each day) for customers who enter the contest. There is a grand prize which also includes a few nights in a hotel as part of the deal. Sign up daily here.
In addition, the company is offering a 10% of discount for flights from SJU. If you’re not in San Juan but still want to use the coupon book as two one-way trips to get the benefits. Travel must be booked by July 31 and competed by November 14. Additional fine print from JetBlue:
- Promo codes can only be used online at jetblue.com/promo
Search for travel between 8/7 to 11/14/12.
- Promo code is good for both one-way or roundtrip flights. For roundtrip flights, both outbound and return dates must fall within offer period in order for the discount to apply.
- Enter code PR10 in promo code field exactly as it appears (case sensitive).
- You must select flights in order for discount to be revealed. Once flights are selected, you will see the discount amount displayed in the itinerary subtotal on the right side of the flights page.
*The promo code is valid until 7/31/2012 (11:59 PM ET) for a 10% discount off the base fare of a JetBlue flight originating from Puerto Rico, Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) between 8/7/12 – 11/14/12. For Roundtrip purchase, you must select outbound and return flights within the eligible travel period in order to view and receive the discount. Discount value of promo code will be revealed when you search for a flight before you complete your purchase; purchase required at time of reservation. Code (case-sensitive) is valid for one-time use only for flights purchased on jetblue.com/promo; new bookings only; limit one code per booking.
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My wife and I flew Jetblue last weekend down to SJU. So far the terminal is pretty barren – nothing more than a bar, a gelato place, and a pre-made sandwich place (granted the first two could get me pretty far.) The gates that the JFK flights were leaving from Monday night were at the far end of the terminal. Seating was plentiful, unfortunately outlets were not except for some built into high standing tables by the windows (and who wants to stand while waiting around). Also, the space is vast, and their A/C couldn’t quite handle it (yet). Slightly odd is that the gate agents for those gates (A6 and A7 notably along with A5) are nowhere near the respective jetways but centrally located close to gate A5. When boarding commenced, an agent ran down to the podium near the door to the jetway for the boarding process.
Their agents tried to be nice, but were nothing spectacular. Hopefully they are still hiring down there, as they seemed a little short-staffed. Operations to JFK (and most other northeast destinations) were a humongous, gigantic mess Monday and Tuesday morning (not their GAs’ fault) and the staff was not the most efficient, helpful, or sympathetic.
Sorry to hear that, Dave. I’m pretty sure things will be functioning normally at Jet Blue’s new home in San Juan in
due time. It’s not the first time I hear of some sort of chaos taking place at any given airport when a new terminal opens up. As you know, Jet Blue has come a long way & the last thing they want is inadequate service at any of their terminals.
I’m planning to go down there early next year so let’s see how things are running at that terminal once I get there.
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