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JetBlue and Southwest Offer Short-Term Sales

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JetBlue has launched a 24-hour sale to celebrate “National Bosses Day“.  Book today (before midnight ET) and you’ll save big on select flights between October 30th and December 12th. There are a number of blackout dates, day-of-week restrictions, and travel window exceptions – but there’s a number of routes that are steeply discounted that you won’t find on Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia or Priceline.

Southwest Airlines has launched “10 Days of Great Deals” where it’s discounting select flights between October 26 through February 14.  The promotion expires October 25th at midnight ET – and there’s a bunch of other restrictions too – but it could be a good deal for those with flexible travel schedules.

Book October 16, 2012 only (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local time).
Fares not available on Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, or Priceline.
Travel 10/30 – 12/12/12. Blackout dates 11/16-11/26/12 (Day of week restrictions, travel window exceptions, and additional blackout dates apply and vary by rou”Fly like a boss.  Pay like an intern.”

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • Speaking at an airlines conference in Dubai, Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (the airlines’ trade group), underscored the need for an overhaul of airport security processes.  He predicted that by 2020, governments will be using a “checkpoint of the future” where passengers can race through without stopping, removing clothing, or taking liquids and laptops out of bags.  One can dream, can’t he.  (Sigh.)
  • A traveling airport exhibit called “Banned Booty” from Artist Steve Maloney has turned items confiscated at TSA checkpoints into high art. The exhibit is currently at The Palm Springs Air Museum from Oct. 17 to May 31, 2013.
  • Over the past two years, OTG Management, an operator of airport restaurants, has spent $10 million putting some 600 iPads in passenger waiting areas and on dining tables. This is just the beginning, too. The iPad project is taxiing for takeoff with 7,000 iPads to be deployed across four North American airports in the next 18 months.