JetBlue has changed a pandemic-era rule that travelers may not like.
When the pandemic hit three years ago, JetBlue was one of the first airlines to institute a policy whereby it waved all changes and cancellation fees for anyone who didn’t feel like traveling, which was most people.
But as the airline industry continues to recover from the pandemic, some of the circle 2020-rules have changed, and now JetBlue (JBLU) – Get Free Report has announced that as of this month, if you cancel or change a flight, you will receive a JetBlue credit for the full value of your ticket, but it will only be valid for one year from the date of the original booking.
Previously, as noted by The Points Guy, the credit would’ve been valid for an entire year from the date you canceled, not the date of the original booking. “As you can see, this is a notable devaluation to JetBlue’s travel credit policy, especially for those who like to lock in their tickets far in advance,” they note, as this limits the timespan in which you can book your new flight.
JetBlue tickets can be changed or canceled without any fees, except for the airline’s Blue Basic fares, which are basic economy tickets can be changes for a $100 fee.