Does JetBlue match other airline fares?

GoingtoWDWagain

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AirTran is currently $30.00 per ticket less then JetBlue. I'll travel with AirTran but prefer JetBlue because of the service and tv for the children, it's a life saver. Will JetBlue match the price difference?

Thanks a bunch for any information :thumbsup2
 

CarolA

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I can't speak for JetBlue, but airlines generally don't price match. They will match when a sale is released but once the cheap tickets are gone you can't call and say "Airtran" is cheaper. The agents can't change the fares they have....
 

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I've never heard of an airline price-matching, actually. Novel idea, but probably not possible given the shared reservations systems not supporting that kind of thing.
 

Horace Horsecollar

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Airlines often have fares in their computers that are based on what the competition is charging. But they don't always do so. If an airline thinks they can get a better yield by charging more -- even if it takes longer to sell out or even if some seats go empty -- then that's what they'll do.

JetBlue may very well feel that they offer a superior product to AirTran, and that many customers (though not all) would be willing to pay $30 more.

After all, JetBlue provides substantially more legroom -- 34 inches in most coach seats, compared to 30-31 inches on AirTran. JetBlue allows passengers to select seats ahead of time without the $5 fee that AirTran charges. JetBlue does not charge for a second checked bag (so far). And JetBlue provides an individual video screen for every seat.

Airlines don't match fares based on phone calls from customers saying, "XYZ Airlines is charging $30 less than you are, so please match their fare."
 


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