If you live on the U.S. East Coast, now’s your chance to sample the many foods at Seattle’s Pike Place Market or walk along the Golden Gate Bridge. If you’re on the West Coast, take this opportunity to book a trip to stroll through Boston Common or go shopping in New York City.
Now is the best time to book a coast-to-coast flight, as JetBlue is offering business-class fares starting at $898.
JetBlue is offering Mint tickets for less than $1,000 for flights between Boston, New York, Seattle and San Francisco. Travel dates span between January and April. Fares are only expected to last for the next two to three days.
Routes: Between Boston, New York, San Francisco and Seattle.
How to book: Use Google Flights to determine your best dates, then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally from January to April.
Book by: The next two to three days.
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While availability is mostly limited to flights between Boston, New York, San Francisco and Seattle, deals on such business-class tickets are hard to come by, considering that flights for coast-to-coast travel can cost upward of $1,500.
Here are the flights we rounded up:
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), starting at $898.
- SEA to JFK, starting at $898.
- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), starting at $948.
- SFO to BOS, starting at $948.
We recommend searching through Google Flights to find your ideal dates, and then booking directly on the airline’s website. Direct airline bookings tend to be more reliable in the event your flight is canceled, delayed or changed.
If you want to travel from New York to Seattle, JetBlue has a flight that departs JFK at 5:25 p.m. on Feb. 6.
For the returning flight, there’s a 10:29 p.m. JetBlue option that departs Seattle on Feb. 13.
With these flights, you have the option to book either directly on JetBlue’s website or American Airlines’ website due to their partnership in the Northeast Alliance. Plus, as a part of JetBlue’s Mint-class option, these flights come with more perks than JetBlue’s other fare options. For example, passengers flying in JetBlue’s Mint class get not only one free carry-on but also two checked bags included in the airfare.
With this route, Mint fares also include access to priority security, allowing you to save some time at security checkpoints and avoid long lines.
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If you want to make a coast-to-coast trip across the U.S., this JetBlue deal is worth booking. Business-class tickets can be pricey, but these Mint options for flights between Boston, New York, Seattle and San Francisco cost less than $1,000.
Most of the deals we report on are primarily for basic economy fares, but with these JetBlue Mint fares, you can fly from coast to coast in comfort.