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Old Mar 17, 18, 2:28 am
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The wonderful thing is that op-ups to Mint are done before boarding begins, so there's no way they would know about no-shows until after the op-up is processed. The OLCI cutoff is actually after boarding begins (except for international flights) so it's entirely possible for the flight to end up going out with op-ups with seats open in the back
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Old Apr 23, 18, 8:25 am
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I originally booked 3 tickets for Blue fare BOS-LAS for $233 & Mint was $1149 at the time (February booking for May trip). Mint went down to $599 in the last few weeks, so I called JetBlue & upgraded the tickets by paying difference in fare (no change fee).
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Old Sep 16, 18, 1:13 pm
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Hi there, new to JetBlue and this forum! I usually travel OneWorld, mostly BA and AA.
Excited to do my first LAX-JFK in Mint. The outbound leg is in economy though. Is there a way to upgrade to Mint from "manage my flight" page?
Is there a change fee? Are there any airport offers or special upgrade sales, maybe closer to departure?

Any insides is much appreciated since I am a total jetblue newbie.
THank you!
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Old Sep 16, 18, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by hyperspace View Post
Is there a way to upgrade to Mint from "manage my flight" page?
Is there a change fee? Are there any airport offers or special upgrade sales, maybe closer to departure?
Buy-up in advance is based on fare difference; no change fee. You have to call IIRC.

At the airport you can buy up if seats are unsold. It is a fixed price based on route last I checked. And no guarantee that the fixed price will be less than the fare difference. I think JFK-LAX was $649 for the at-gate upfare recently. More details about those rates are a few posts back in this thread.
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Old Sep 16, 18, 3:04 pm
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Thank you for the reply!

if I purchase “even more space” would that be either refunded or accounted for when I upgrade, or I just forfait that?

again, thanks!
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Old Sep 16, 18, 7:10 pm
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Thank you for the reply!

if I purchase “even more space” would that be either refunded or accounted for when I upgrade, or I just forfait that?

again, thanks!
Reports are mixed but many claim success in asking for it to be refunded when on the phone with the agent making the change.
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Old Sep 17, 18, 12:05 pm
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Reports are mixed but many claim success in asking for it to be refunded when on the phone with the agent making the change.
Thanks for the reply!
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Old Sep 18, 18, 12:09 pm
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So you're saying there's a chance?

So I just read this entire thread. I have never flown the mint product but my wife did LAX-JFK and loved it. She was dissapointed that all the pods were taken by the time she booked it last minute, But loved it none the less. And I should add that she flew the delta one product on the return and it compared well only no lounge at jet blue.

OIkay --My situation is that I only fly JFK-LAX and LAX-JFK about 4 times a year with an 8 year old in tow--and i am looking to swtich from AA to Jet Blue coach.

So what are my chances of being upgraded to Mint at the gate? Just kidding. Couldn't resist.

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Old Sep 18, 18, 2:01 pm
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The pods are really the best way to go TCON these days. I've got a pair of RT's for work coming up in a month or so and I'll be in 2A both legs out!
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Old Sep 18, 18, 2:42 pm
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i would say if you are willing to fly on Saturdays, there are still some cheap fares open.
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Old Oct 21, 18, 2:03 pm
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JFK-LAX last night on the 10:35 PM flight. I inquired about an upgrade to Mint (ExpertFlyer showered J6) and was told $689. As I had 6A with no one in 6B I declined.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 11:53 am
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689 at J6? That's steep.
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