Here’s your miles, points, travel, and deals news for October 31, 2023:
JetBlue Trial & Route Cuts
The DOJ’s bench trial to block JetBlue’s $6.8 billion acquisition of ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit starts today in Boston. The trial is expected to take approximately 3 weeks, and it will decide the fate of the proposed JetBlue-Spirit acquisition.
If the deal fails, JetBlue has to pay a $70 million fee to Spirit and $400 million to Spirit shareholders.
JetBlue also announced several route cancellations:
- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)-Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)-Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)-Miami International Airport (MIA)
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)-Burlington International Airport (BTV)
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)-Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)-Charleston International Airport (CHS)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)-L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)-Nashville International Airport (BNA)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)-Charleston International Airport (CHS)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)-Denver International Airport (DEN)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)-Cape Cod Gateway Airport (HYA)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)-Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)-Portland International Jetport (PWM)
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA)-Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Deals and Points News
- GiftCards.com has a promotion for 5% off $100 Visa® Virtual Accounts with promo code SPOOKY5. Valid 10/31/2023 – 11/06/2023 for 5% off the purchase of up to $300 worth of Visa Virtual Gift Accounts from Giftcards.com while supplies last a maximum value $15.
- Plastiq, the bill pay service, now accepts American Express cards after stopping taking Amex earlier this year.
- New Amex Offer for lululemon.com for 2,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $100+.
- New Amex Offer for Nike for an extra 5x Membership Rewards points up to 3,000 points ($600 in spending).
- Aeromexico announced new routes from Mexico City (MEX) to Boston (BOS), Salt Lake City (SLC), and Washington Dulles (IAD), plus from Mexico City Santa Lucia (NLU) to Dallas (DFW) and McAllen (MFE)
- Qantas is launching a new route from Perth to Paris starting July 12, 2024.
- Spirit Airlines added two new flights the new Tulum Airport (TQO) in Mexico from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO) starting on March 28, 2024.