Refundable Airfares: JetBlue Haz Dem
Now that Southwest is courting business travelers with laptop-friendly gate areas and "business select" fares, it seems JetBlue is jumping into the mix. The JFK-based LCC just announced that it'll start offering fully refundable fares. To get folks interested, JB is offering quadruple True Blue points for refundable tickets bought through February 13.
A quick search for JFK-SFO flights in early February found seats for $199 before taxes. A search for flights on the same dates with refundable fares came up with $549 tickets. We'd call that paying a premium.
But if you need full flexibility--date changes, cancellations and name changes are all OK--these tickets are the way to go. (And why worry about the price if your company's paying for it?) Now if only the airline could get that in-flight WiFi system working...
[Photo: Aaron Gustafson]