Update 2: Appears to no longer be bookable!
Update: Jetblue, like most LCC’s (low-cost carriers) does not prohibit hidden-city ticketing. I know for a fact that Airtran actually allows you to buy a hidden-city ticket and check your luggage through to the connecting city instead of the final destination. I am not sure if Jetblue will allow you to do this, but if someone tries it out please report back!
Related: Jetblue’s contract of carriage
Jetblue has gone crazy.
They have a $59+ one way fare ($80 including all taxes) to/from Long Beach, CA and S. Jose, CA.
Here’s the rub: The flight connects in your choice of JFK or Boston.
So feel free to buy a one-way ticket to/from Long Beach, CA and S. Jose, CA. and then get off in JFK or Boston for just $80!
This is not bookable on Jetblue.com!
This deal works best on Orbitz.com ($83-$84)
The cheapest site to book this on will be on Priceline.com ($80) but it doesn’t seem to always work there.
-Just click on “One-way” and do a search from LGB to SJC or SJC to LGB.
-Choose Jetblue as the carrier (Jetblue won’t always show up on Priceline)
-Buy the ticket, fly from Long Beach to JFK for example, and throw away the connecting portion from JFK to SJC!
Sample valid date: 04/01.
1. Obviously this will only work for the one-way from either Californian city to JFK or Boston. For the other way you’ll just have to pony-up the normal one-way fare to CA. Therefore this deal is best if you’re just looking to get from CA to JFK or BOS.
2. Checking your luggage may prove tricky. It is unknown if Jetblue will allow you to check your luggage to a connecting city.