Remember back when airlines would happily adjust your fare, giving you a refund if the price on the previously purchased ticket dropped? I sure do, spending many an hour on the phone over the years calling agents and bugging them to check if the fares had dropped on our family trips. I’m sure that even then I wasn’t their favorite customer. Most airlines have dropped that benefit over the years. One, however, has actually made it easier to use. JetBlue will issue an online credit for any fare drop on the same exact flights. Even better, the entire process can be handled online in about 2 minutes.
I’m scheduled to go back to Florida in three weeks to visit family and booked on JetBlue. We got a decent enough fare – $250 each – on the dates and times we wanted. Still, every time JetBlue announces a sale (pretty much every Tuesday and occasionally other days, too) I log back in and check the rates on those same flights, hoping to get a credit back. I was rewarded this morning with the good news that the fares dropped $44 per ticket on the flights.
Logging in to my TrueBlue account I pulled up the existing reservation and chose the option to change flights. Choosing the exact same flight – albeit with the new, lower price – in the search interface I got to the end and instead of being presented with charges due on the new flights I got this:
So, for just a couple minutes worth of work I got back $88 in credit. Sure, I can only use it on a future JetBlue flight, but I get a full year from today to book using those credits and I’m flying enough that I don’t expect them to go to waste. Yeah, I like this benefit. A lot.
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