It's No All-You-Can-Jet, but the JetBlue 'GoPack' is Back
Buying flights in bulk. Earlier this year we wondered if it would be the next "new thing," and some recent sales from Virgin America and a return of JetBlue's "GoPack" concept proves it is...to an extent. Whereas JetBlue's first GoPacks were solely for travel between Boston and all three Washington DC-area airports, this season they've thrown open the veritable flight gates with deals from many of their hub cities. View them all on the official website.
GoPacks go on sale starting today through September 6 ("while supplies last") and here's how they work:
· Buy a set "GoPack" of 10 one-way flights.
· Pay the price, ranging from $699 plus taxes (from San Juan) to $2499 plus taxes (coast-to-coast).
· Receive codes to book the flights that fit within your selected GoPack cities (see all below).
· Fly your ten flights between 9/13/12 and 12/19/12 (blackout dates: 11/20/12 – 11/26/12).
· Earn TrueBlue miles, though exact mileage varies from GoPack to GoPack
Obviously the Go Pack is totally not as awesome a deal as the beloved All-You-Can-Jet, but JetBlue has confirmed over and over again that the AYCJ glory days are behind us; GoPacks are the present and future...for now.
Naturally GoPacks target business travelers who know they must fly certain JetBlue routes and can perhaps convince their corporate travel department to save money this way, but let's not forget that there'll be leisure travelers heading between these slew of cities to see family orhey, just have lunch in a different city. We would. We have! Now let's keep fingers crossed that the GoPacks concept one day comes back down to a super casual level...like maybe an AYCJ-lite?