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Thread: Jet Blue - why did tickets go up so much from JFK to Aruba?

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    Jet Blue - why did tickets go up so much from JFK to Aruba?

    I've been checking the JetBlue site for the past few days and their diret flight from JFK to Aruba (round trip) is over $900.00 with the taxes. The equivalent Delta flight is around $300.00 cheaper. We have our annual trip planned for March and I wanted to start shopping for tickets. We have a $600.00 credit with JetBlue so I hesitate to book another airline. I hope this is just temporary. Anyone know why their rates increased so drastically? The flight that connects in Boston is much chepaer but we prefer a direct flight as we will be travelling with a toddler.

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    they're probably trying to maximize profits from advanced bookings. scare tactic? i bet prices will drop.

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    But wasn't there just a discussison in a previous thread that they will credit you the difference if the fare decreases after booking?

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    yes but it expires after 12 months. it's nice they give you credit, but its still money out of your pocket.

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    It is a tactic, they are waiting how the Holiday thickets due, and also what time in March is the key, since March is Spring Break pretty much. I would say keep on looking and wait at least the end of October to decide.

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    are there a lot of seats left? usually when a few seats are left the prices go higher. If there are a lot of seats-- and the price comes down--they will owe these people money.

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    I believe a lot of people took advantage of Jetblue's fly anywhere program, which leads to less seats being available which leads to higher prices on those remaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danE View Post
    I believe a lot of people took advantage of Jetblue's fly anywhere program, which leads to less seats being available which leads to higher prices on those remaining.
    while that's true, i believe that program was restricted for flights in oct 2009 only. although, i could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattypatty View Post
    while that's true, i believe that program was restricted for flights in oct 2009 only. although, i could be wrong.
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    Fuel prices could very well go up again by next summer. If the rampant speculation is not addressed, we will most likely be back up to $150 a barrel oil by next summer. The smart airlines are starting to price accordingly.

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