JetBlue Military Benefits

JetBlue A320
JetBlue A320 courtesy of jetblue.com

JetBlue is another one of the domestic airlines I have yet to experience, but one that intrigues me. From what I have read from other blogs, the level of customer service is among the best of the domestic carriers. I also would like to try the airline’s transcontinental Mint product.  Mint is the only premium class cabin offered on any domestic low cost carrier.

As a refresher, below is a list of military benefits  offered by other airlines:

United Airlines
American Airlines
Delta Airlines
Spirit Airlines 
Southwest Airlines
Frontier Airlines
Allegiant Airlines

JetBlue offers the following military benefits:

Discounted Fare.  The military fare is for active duty military not traveling on orders.  Immediate family members are eligible for this fare by presenting a dependent identification card.  Non-duty personnel are also eligible for this fare when traveling with an active duty member. The discounted fare is 5% lower than the regular base fares.

Complimentary Baggage.  Active duty military members and dependents traveling on orders are authorized five bags.  The dependents have to be traveling on the same itinerary.  Members are required to show orders and DOD Common Access Card.  When traveling for leisure, the complimentary baggage is reduced to two pieces.   

Veteran Recruitment.  JetBlue launched Vets In Blue program in 2012 to recruit those who have gained valuable experience while in the military.  Since the implementation of the program, over 1,200 vets have been hired.  JetBlue is also a member of the 100,000 Job Mission coalition.  This is a group of companies, formed in 2011, with a goal of hiring 200,000 transitioning service members and veterans before the year 2020.

Final Word
JetBlue, like many of the airlines mentioned above, has long been on my list of airlines I want to fly. I hope to complete this task prior to the end of the year.  Thank you JetBlue for supporting the military.

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