Over the last month, I’ve had the chance to experience the life of a jet setter. It’s all courtesy of JetBlue’s annual All You Can Jet pass. For those of you not familiar, you buy a single pass and you can fly as much as you want all month to anywhere that JetBlue flies. JetBlue flies to just about every major city within the United States, as well as Central America and the Caribbean.
When my girlfriend Lauren and I saw the deal come up, we knew we couldn’t pass it up. It gave me a cost efficient way of doing some travel for work and it gave us the opportunity to see more of the United States together. Last year, the All You Can Jet pass garnered so much press attention that we knew we had to act fast. This year, JetBlue sold out of the pass within two days.
So with the pass, in one month, we traveled to Boston, San Francisco, Vermont, and Puerto Rico. I also squeezed in a trip to New York.
Now, I know some friends that were even more hard-core. They hit a new city every couple of days and decided that they just wouldn’t see home all month. I just couldn’t do that. With the All You Can Jet pass, I definitely think that you have to pace your self. Otherwise, you’ll burn yourself out.
While traveling this much was definitely tiring, it was SUCH a blast. I’d do it again in a heart beat and I know both my girlfriend and I plan on getting the pass again next year.
So many of my friends when they travel, go outside of the United States (which I really need to do.) But… what I think they miss out on is how great the United States is. Within our fine states, you have every kind of culture and climate that you can think of. It’s so fun to get to experience all that the United States has to offer. The JetBlue All You Can Jet Pass really lends itself to this.
For example, neither my girlfriend or I had been to Burlington, Vermont before but it was amazing. It’s this incredibly cute town. The views of Lake Champlain within the mountains set in the background were magical. With the University of Vermont right there, you could definitely feel a creative energy flowing throughout the town.
Neither of us had been to Puerto Rico, which I learned played a HUGE role in discovering of America and is an American territory. We spent four days in beautiful Old San Juan. This is such an amazing town which so much character and history. Will write more about it later.
What’s one place within the United States that you’ve never been to that you’d like to go to?
I’m excited to see the All You Can Jet program evolve. They’ve already improved it a lot from last year. This year, you could do all your reservations online. Last year it was all over the phone.
As a community manager, my mind starts racing with all the possibilities of what you can do with the folks that buy the All You Can Jet pass. They did a little bit with a few meetups and their pretty hidden online forum. But… with all these avid travelers, seems like there’s so much more you could do.
It would have been nice if even before we left there was a way to trade tips on places to travel to, what to do when you get there, and where are the best places to stay. You’d be able to elevate the JetBlue community to something beyond just folks that use their airlines to a community of people who love to travel and help each other most efficiently see the world. Maybe they could do a content deal with Lonely Planet or Trip Advisor? Those were the two resources we kept going back to throughout our travels.
It’d also would have been nice if JetBlue would have partnered with hotels, car rental companies and other service providers to offer special deals to the people who bought the All You Can Jet pass.
As I said before, this is a great deal. I’d recommend the All You Can Jet Pass to everyone. Did you buy it? If so, what’d you think? If not, going to buy it next year?