Agree with Andrea, 5 months out is a good time to start looking. I travel JB out of Boston every trip. When traveling in November I usually book in June. For our upcoming May trip I booked in November because I happened to check and fares were $478 per person round trip, nonstop, which I felt was a good price. Keep in mind that if prices go down after you book, JB will credit you for the difference and all it takes is a phone call. They put it in a travel bank and the credit is good for one year
Last edited by Pegmeister; 01-01-2013 at 04:52 PM.
I'd wait until 2-2 1/2 months before travel. That's when Jet Blue's prices tend to be lowest. While it's true you can always get a credit if the prices drop, the credit stays on JB's books and you have to use it within a year or it's gone. I guess that's OK but I'd rather have the money in my bank.
jet blue is schizophrenic!!! You have no idea what they do. 2days ago I priced a flight for $672. the next day it was $317 and the day after back to $672. I would check daily until you find a price that you like.
My $700 tickets (2) are now $544, already have almost $300 in my travel bank. It makes it worth booking the flight you want to early, if the price changes they give you a credit no questions asked.
I would argue that you should wait until later and get the lower price first rather than a credit. Then keep checking for more price reductions. They're not going to sell out the plane and leave you stuck at home.
We leave for two weeks in Aruba on the 27th of this month. I bought the tickets in late Sept or early Oct. for $727 each. The biggest price drop was on Thanksgiving day when they dropped to around $505. They have since dropped to $416. As a result, I have a $622 credit with JB. I see no reason to buy before Thanksgiving next year (actually one day less than a year from when the credit was issued). I'd rather have the cash in my hands than at JB.