An AMAZING JetBlue All You Can Jet opportunity


JetBlue is bringing back All You Can Jet (AYCJ) in the best way ever, assuming you can score a pass. Rather than just a month of unlimited travel the new version covers a full year. Plus it includes a companion. The bad news is that there are only 3 of these new AYCJ “tickets” available and you cannot buy them. But you can win one if you’re lucky.

Everyone who buys a nonrefundable ticket between now and 15 December is entered to win. Each one-way ticket purchased counts so a round-trip ticket is two entries. Buying a JetBlue Vacations package gets a double entry (because round-trip ticket). There is also a mail-in option if (like me) you already bought your upcoming trips.

The All You Can Jet pass is good for travel for one year, between February 1, 2018, and January 31, 2019. The pass does not cover any government taxes or fees that the flights would incur. Nor does the winner earn any TrueBlue points for the booking. Mint seats are excluded (no surprise) as are EMS upgrades.



But the AYCJ pass does include a companion. And there’s no requirement to name just one companion. Each booking can have a different friend join you for the travels.

The other main restriction is that all bookings must be confirmed 24 hours in advance. Any change within the 24-hour window from scheduled departure will incur a $150 change fee. All bookings must be completed over the phone rather than online.

I did the regular AYCJ in 2009 and 2010. It was incredible. In some ways there was more pressure to travel aggressively then to get value out of the monthly pass versus access for a full year. Whether maximizing weekends (why no go to Puerto Rico twice the same weekend??) or positioning between meetings and leisure and my first visit to Maho Beach, it was an amazing time. So many friends made and I still keep in touch with a bunch years later.



I doubt I’ll win this time around. I expect there will be a lot of entries and my few mailed in cards won’t get picked. But I’ll still spend a few hours thinking up crazy itineraries worth trying. Because it is fun to dream.

MAIL-IN ENTRY METHOD: During the Sweepstakes Period, hand print your complete name, address including zip code, daytime and evening telephone numbers including area code and a valid e-mail address (optional) on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with sufficient postage to: All You Can Jet Sweepstakes c/o Centra 360, 1400 Old Country Road, Suite 417, Westbury, NY 11590 (“Free Entry Method” or “Free Entries”). All Free Entries must be postmarked by 12/15/2017 and received by 12/22/2017. For all Free Entries: Limit one Entry per envelope, per day.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

14 Comments

  1. One other thing to keep in mind… They will issue you a 1099-MISC for the ARV of the pass, which is $20K, so someone in the 35% tax bracket would potentially have to pay up to a $7K tax bill for “winning”. For some, it could be worth it, but if you have a regular job and and in a high tax bracket, it’s questionable whether you’d be able to take advantage of enough “free” travel to cover the $7K+ in expenses winning would end up costing you.

    I will probably have my college-age daughter (who basically has no earnings and files JFK-LAX for school enter), but it’s a pass for me (no pun intended). 🙂

    1. You can also dispute the value of that win. If nothing else, just keep a list of the fares based on what you fly and use that as evidence when you file with the IRS. Getting airfare at 65% off is a very good deal IMO.

      1. Good point. I hadn’t considered that you don’t have to use their estimate. Easy enough to take a screenshot of the actual price when booking. Thanks for pointing that out.

    1. When they involve a year of air travel they sure are. My goal is to help people learn about the industry so that they can travel more and travel better while spending less money. This qualifies in that category to me.

    1. Only if you’re stupid about it. Document the airfare as you go. Submit the docs as the cash value of the prize. Pay taxes (~30%) on that number. Far better than paying retail for the tix.

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