JetBlue Will Refund Your Ticket If You Get Laid Off Or Fired

Afraid you might get laid off? Too worried to book plane tickets? JetBlue thinks you are. They’ve launched a program that guarantees a full refund to those of you who get laid off at least two weeks before you fly.

In order to take advantage of the refund you:

Must be 18.

Must involuntarily lose your job.

Have personally paid for the travel you’re looking to get refunded and be a traveler on the reservation/itinerary for which a refund is sought.

After all of that trauma, all you need to do is sign an “Eligibility Letter” and have it notarized — fax it to JetBlue at least 14 days before you fly, and then send the original by certified mail.

JetBlue says:

“JetBlue is committed to helping customers book stress-free travel plans, and based on their feedback we made adjustments to our refund policy to allow them to book with confidence,” said Robin Hayes, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for JetBlue Airways. “This price promise allows them to book early and take advantage of our low fares without worrying they will lose their money if they need to cancel their trip due to job loss.”

The offer applies to new air-only JetBlue flight purchases made between February 1, 2009 and June 1, 2009. You can find more information about this refund guarantee, here.

Promise Program [JetBlue]
The JetBlue Promise Program: If You Lose Your Job, We’ll Refund Your Fare (Press Release) [JetBlue]

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