Booked a flight on JetSuiteX!

I procrastinated way too long on purchasing my flights home to Burbank for Thanksgiving, and all options for leaving Tuesday or Wednesday and returning Sunday or Monday were pricing at $400 roundtrip.

The return flight from BUR to SFO was particularly expensive on both United and Southwest.

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United flight options

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Southwest flight options

There were some slightly cheaper Southwest flights into SJC.

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Then I decided to procrastinate even more by going through my RSS reader, and I stumbled upon this TravelSkills roundup post, which mentioned that JetSuiteX will start flying between SJC and BUR, with promotional fares as low as $59 in November. W H A T? You can fly private (sort of) out of my home airport for the same price as a Southwest flight? I had to check it out.

I created a JetSuite account using a referral link I found online for $20 off your first flight, and searched for availability. The 9:50am flight for the Sunday after Thanksgiving was significantly cheaper than the United and Southwest options, so I booked it! I was able to add my JetBlue TrueBlue number as well, to earn miles for the flight.

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JetSuite flies Embraer 135s out of Burbank Airport’s Hangar 2, which requires no TSA screening. The planes also don’t have overhead bins, which leads to a quick boarding process. The flights have free wifi, snacks, and beverages, and the seats are laid out in a 2-1 configuration. Since the seatmap was empty, I chose a row of two and hopefully I’ll even have more space.

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Photo from x.jetsuite.com

Aside from San Jose and Burbank, JetSuite also flies to Concord, Bozeman, Las Vegas and Carlsbad.

 

I am super excited to fly (semi-)private with JetSuiteX. This is one time where procrastinating actually worked out in my favor!

PS: If you’re interested in trying JetSuiteX, use my invite code and get a free flight credit up to $20. Redeem it at http://x.jetsuite.com/register/iempxt. Disclaimer: I get credit.

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