5 Things to Know About JetBlue Vacations – Vacation Packages which Include Hotel, Airfare, and Rental Cars
Disclosure: I’ve been on three JetBlue Getaways over the last few years. One of them was provided at no cost, and the other two were paid in full by me.
Anyone who reads this blog regularly or follows me on Instagram will know that I am a big fan of JetBlue. As the airline with the most domestic departures out of Boston’s Logan International Airport, JetBlue almost always has a great flight option for my destination. When we book a family vacation to a destination serviced by JetBlue, I usually look at JetBlue Getaways – vacation packages that include hotel, airfare, and (sometimes) rental cars. You can definitely save a lot of money by booking a JetBlue vacation package – here are 5 things to know.
How JetBlue Vacations Works
When you book a JetBlue Vacations package, you will receive a hotel room along with your flight. You also have the option of adding a rental car. It isn’t a guided tour – you are still on your own for your travel. The flight is exactly like a flight you’d book on your own, and the hotel is just like a hotel you’d book on your own.
We’ve booked several, including:
Grand Cayman (this one was hosted by JetBlue Getaways)
How to Book a JetBlue Vacations Package
You can price and book a JetBlue vacation package online, or by calling. Unlike booking airfare, you won’t pay a fee to talk to a phone rep to book a package. I always look at the packages and decide which hotel I want. Then, I compare price of the flight and hotel booked as a package with the price if they were booked separately. In my experience, the vacation package has been less expensive, but I always check.
Benefits of Booking JetBlue Vacations
In addition to the price, there are other benefits to booking a JetBlue vacations travel package. For instance, you’ll get 6 TrueBlue points per eligible dollar on the costs of the package (including the airfare and the hotel). You can also use a combination of cash and TrueBlue points to book your trip – perfect if you don’t have enough points to cover the entire trip.
Booking Room Upgrades
When I booked our Nashville family vacation over Thanksgiving, I wanted to stay at the Gaylord Opryland. I really wanted a room with a balcony, but JetBlue vacations didn’t offer that. When I arrived at the hotel, I inquired about the upgrade and they were able to offer it for an additional (and reasonable) fee. If you do that, just keep in mind that you’ll be paying that fee directly to the hotel, which means that you won’t get TrueBlue miles for it. The same goes for resort fees, parking, or anything else that you charge to your room.
Depending on the hotel, you may be able to book an upgraded room or a suite at the time of booking your JetBlue Vacations package. In that case, you’ll get TrueBlue miles.
Is it worth booking JetBlue Vacations?
I definitely recommend looking at prices first. If JetBlue Vacations ends up being a good deal, or even if it’s a similar deal, it’s probably worthwhile because of the TrueBlue miles. I love earning points, and you can really rack up a lot if you book a vacation package.
Have you booked a JetBlue Vacations package?