Spot Cool Stuff is about things that make you go WOW! The thing could be a product, a place, a design, a website, a song—or a sale. And the latest sale from cool low cost carrier JetBlue made us go WOW!
The sale is dubbed AYCJ. That’s All You Can Jet. And it allows passengers to do exactly that: To travel where ever they like on the JetBlue network, practically as much as they like between Sept 7th 2010 and October 6th, for a single fixed rate.
There are two AYCJ passes to choose from: The AYCJ-7 pass, valid seven days a week, costs $699; the AYCJ-5 pass, which does not cover air travel on Fridays or Sundays, runs $499. And, yes, those prices include tax.
Let’s say you want to travel from Boston to San Francisco, departing September 14th (a Tuesday) and returning the 23rd (a Thursday). Booking a normal JetBlue ticket would cost $459. That’s how good a sale the AYCJ is—for an extra $40 you can not only take the aforementioned trip but any others you wanted as well.
The All You Can Jet pass is an especially marvelous deal considering that JetBlue doesn’t charge for the first checked bag and that the airline has a good route network around North America. JetBlue does not serve Canada (sadly) but does fly to most major travel cities in the United States (eg. NYC, Orlando, Los Angeles, Las Vegas) as well as some small destinations you might not expect (eg. Martha’s Vineyard, Rutland, Vermont). The AYCJ pass is also valid for international flights including a large array of Caribbean destinations (eg. Puerto Rico, Aruba, Cancun).
So what’s the catch? There are surprisingly few. Among them:
• You have to book your AYCJ flights at least three days prior to departure.
• While domestic taxes and fees are included in the flight pass cost international ones are not.
• You don’t earn miles on individual flights, though you do receive a set amount when you purchase a AYCJ pass.
• As ever, passes are only available for sale while supplies last.
See the JetBlue website for the rest of the fine print.
Where To Jet To?
Burlington, Vermont – While it is low season in JetBlue’s many Caribbean destinations, September is high season for travel around New England. The leaves will be turning. The weather will be ever changing but will include bright, brilliant blue sunny days for hiking, camping . . . and syrup tasting.
Nantucket, Mass – In August the tourist population of this Atlantic island swells, along with its prices and inn occupancy rate. In September the island returns to its idyllic state.
Las Vegas – There’s never a bad time to visit Sin City. The superlative Vegas swimming pools will all still be open as will, as always, the craps tables.
Costa Rica – Yeah, it is the rainy reason in this eco-rich Central American nation. But it isn’t a total-all-day-downpour sort of rain. It’s sunny days and dark clouds on the horizon in the afternoon that might or might not turn into a thunderstorm. Spot Cool Stuff will be traveling in Costa Rica ourselves during this time. The AYCJ sale is a great chance for you to also; JetBlue flies into the Costa Rican capital, San Jose.
Bogata, Columbia – A friend of this website, a man who has traveled non-stop for the last 21 (!) years, claims that Columbia is one of the two most beautiful countries in the world. (Turkey is his other choice.) Spot Cool Stuff is not sure we agree, but the AYCJ sale is an amazing chance for you to decide for yourself. Especially since JetBlue’s September Bogata fares can be more than an All You Can Jet pass.
Of course, there’s no reason you have to choose. With the JetBlue All You Can Jet pass you can visit all of them.