JetBlue is offering an amazing deal to members of our armed forces in honor of National Military Appreciation Month, but once you get past that jaw-dropping $1 fee, it starts to look like they outsourced the fine print to Macy’s. Here are the restrictions:
- Must buy your tickets between May 5th and May 7th for travel between May 8th and May 31st;
- Must depart from Washington Dulles International Airport or Richmond International Airport;
- Good for non-stop flights only to Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and New York/JFK;
- Active-duty servicemembers only—no retirees, reservists, or military families.
There’s no way we’re going to deny that a $1 fare is awesome, but maybe it would have been nicer had JetBlue offered a more realistic, less sensational fare—say, $49 or $59—that they could have extended to other hubs, for example, or across a wider period of time. But hey, if you’re active military living in the Virginia area who’s got family or friends in one of those five cities and who can take off by yourself for a quick visit before the end of this month, this is really too good to pass up.
(Hurry, though—flights from Dulles to Long Beach or Oakland are already sold out.)
May Military Offer [JetBlue]