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JetBlue Introduces Blue Basic and Blue Extra Fares

JetBlue today announced that they have revamped their fare options. In addition to Blue and Blue Plus, JetBlue has introduced two new fares: Blue Basic, for those who have firm plans and are looking for the lowest fare, and Blue Extra, for those who need flexibility and speed.

JetBlue mentions that no matter which fares you select, you will still enjoy the most legroom in Economy Class, free brand-name snacks and drinks, free high-speed Wi-Fi, DIRECTV, and movies at every seat. You’ll also be able to bring one full-sized carry-on bag and one personal item, at no extra charge.

Here is the chart comparing all JetBlue’s current five fare types:

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The Blue Basic fare is like a Basic Economy fare in many other airlines. The fare does not include any checked bags, nor does it allow for any changes, cancellations or standbys. Also fees apply if you want to select seats before check-in.

Note that even if you are a JetBlue Mosaic member, changes or cancellations are still not allowed and advance seat assignments still require an additional fee.

The new Blue Extra fare is quite a unique option. It is the most expensive Economy Class fare, but still does not include any checked bags. However, free changes, cancellations, standbys, seat selections and priority boarding are included.

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On the point-earning side, Blue Basic earns 2 points per $1 for fares booked at JetBlue’s website. All other fares can earn 6 points per $1 for fares booked at JetBlue’s website.

Bottom Line

It is unfortunate to see that JetBlue has finally decided to follow other US carriers, by introducing a Basic Economy fare. However, at the moment JetBlue’s website does not seem to show the new fares, purchase your ticket soon if you want to fly JetBlue.

What do you think about the two new fares? Will you consider any of them in the future?