Wow, you guys got some great rates. I think it depends what days you are flying and What date (and TIME) you book.
I booked JFK-AUA-JFK on May 5....About $685 (yes you read that right but I think that included the fee for the EML seats). But a great thing about Jet Blue (if you sign up for their "program" is that if the fare goes down, you call them and get the credit.
I check my fare at least weekly.
My fare has gone down $60, 40, 10....then it went down again but they only gave me $10 (bec the fee for the EML seats went up). I emailed them (nicely) and said that I shouldnt be penalized for the EML seats when I had already paid for them. so i got ANOTHER $20 credit (listed as "spoilage" fee). I now have $130 credit to use on a future JB flight (will be AZ at Xmas).
I also cancelled by Amex Delta Skymiles card - I donated ALL the miles to a canine assistants organization. I got the Amex Jet blue card.
Now I can only hope my Funjet hotel package (Riu Palace Aruba) goes down............as of today - 8/1 - its actually Up a bit.......
JB (as of now) only charges $20 for a second bag (which is cheaper than paying the overweight for one bag). But even most of JB fees are going up. And they are doing away with free headphones. Their snacks still are yucky so I bring my own.
The only "warning" I give people about getting the credit. They have to actually cancel the "old" fare and rebook the "new" fare, and in the time that takes you COULD lose your original seats. Fortunately I have 3C TO, and 3C FROM.
dh and my christmas 2007 tix were aa miles, but our son's ticket was purchased $408 dec 24 -31 delta. (bos-atl-aua)
april /may 2008 1 ticket aa miles and the other purchased $353. (bos-jfk-aua)
jan 2009 2 tickets aa miles (jan 8- 22 bos - jfk- aua) our friend that is joining us jan 10 - 17 paid $403 aa (bos - aua)
our neighbors just recently booked jet blue for sometime in september 2 weeks Sun - Sun travel jet blue portland me- jfk- aua $412 pp and they got a great deal on a studio unit at lacabana for $375 for each week. andrea