JetBlues Over the 405 sale with tickets from Long Beach to Burbank priced at just $4 and $5 sold out yesterday within hours of its announcement. But if you missed it, fear not the airline has concocted another way to flee L.A.s impending Carmageddon.
Book flights from Long Beach, Burbank, or LAX this weekend to anywhere JetBlue flies, and the airline will slash, appropriately, 40.5 percent off the ticket price (not including taxes).
We think a shut-down expressway is as a valid an excuse as any to embark on a spontaneous trip, but keep in mind that though the discount is generous, the markdown is off of pricier last-minute fares.
Still game? Pack your bags; weve picked a few favorite round-trip fares. Each depart Saturday July 16, return Monday July 18, and are calculated to include the discount, taxes, and fees:
Burbank to Las Vegas: $177; we found tickets on Spirit for $165, but JetBlue wins out after factoring in Spirits baggage fees ($20 to $40 for a carry-on, depending on whether you belong to the $9 Fare Club).
Long Beach to Portland: $287; Alaska Air had the next cheapest fare, at $347.
Long Beach to Anchorage: $308; the next best last-minute ticket we found costs $334 on Alaska Air.
To book, go to JetBlue.com and enter code LA405 (caps-sensitive).
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