JetBlue to Offer ‘Basic Blue’ Basic Economy Fares

By Paul Riegler on 12 November 2019
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IMG_8284JetBlue Airways announced on Tuesday a revamping of its fare classes, introducing a new basic-economy fare as well as making minor changes to other fare classes.

The New York-based airline introduced a new fare class, Basic Blue fares, which is essentially a basic-economy fare.  A Basic Blue fare will earn two TrueBlue points per dollar spent on JetBlue airfares booked directly through the airline’s direct channels.  Other tickets qualify for six points per dollar.  Purchasers won’t be able to make changes to the ticket or cancel the trip and won’t be eligible for same-day changes or standby. Basic Blue fareholders will board last and will only be able to select a seat prior to check-in time for a fee.

Passengers who are traveling on Basic Blue fares who have Mosaic status in the airline’s frequent-flyer program won’t be eligible for most Mosaic benefits.

The airline’s standard Blue fares include the standard six TrueBlue points per dollar, and can make changes per the airline’s policy.  Blue Plus fares are similar to Blue fares but include one checked bag.

In addition, JetBlue is rebranding its Blue Flex fares as Blue Extra.  Blue Extra tickets are eligible for free changes and cancellations, free same-day fight changes and standby, and early boarding and priority security. The Blue Extra fares do not include a free checked bag, however.

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