US Veteran? JetBlue Is Offering Free Flights To New Orleans

This is an interesting opportunity that won’t apply to everyone.  But, since it supports a worthwhile cause I figured I would include a quick write-up.  It’s an especially good opportunity if you’re a World War II vet.

JetBlue is offering free flights to New Orleans from Fort Lauderdale, Boston and New York if you purchase a ride on the PT-305, an operational PT boat cruising in Lake Pontchartrain.

If you’re a WWII vet, you don’t even have to purchase a ticket on the PT-305.  JetBlue will fly you to New Orleans and the National WWII Museum will give you a free ride on the PT-305.

My father is a veteran of the Air Force.  He worked on the Delta Dart 50+ years ago.  I’m exceptionally proud of his service.  I also know how much pride he takes in it, and the folks he served with.  I’m guessing that vets who recall these PT boats would enjoy getting to spend time on one.  Heck, it’s powered by airplane engines!

The Final Two Pennies

I have a lot of respect for JetBlue.  I wish they flew more places from my home airport of Washington-Dulles.  They continue to do some pretty cool things when it comes to vets, charity and just all-around fun stuff.  I definitely applaud their efforts here.

If you’re not a WWII vet, a ticket on the PT-305 costs $305 (it took me a minute or two to make that connection) and goes to support the boat, crew and restoration effort.

But, if you’re a WWII vet, the round-trip airline ticket and boat ride are completely free.  And, that’s pretty darn cool.

A few more key details:
  • This offer is available for PT-305 rides through April 7, 2018. The boat runs on Saturdays and Sundays only. 

  • Learn more about the offer, consumers can go here: http://www.pt305.org

  • To book the complimentary airfare, consumers simply call the Museum’s Travel Department at 877-813-3329, extension 257 or email travel@nationalww2museum.org and reference the PT-305 promotion.

  • This offer is only available when booked through The National WWII Museum and from designated JetBlue gateways: Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New York City (JFK), and Boston (BOS).

  • **Limit 4 airfares. Must present copy of valid active duty or retired military ID, or copy of honorable discharge papers when booking. PT-305 rides are $305 for veterans and consumers; $305 for seniors, military and children 12-1; and $175 for active duty military in uniform. Accommodations, ground transportation, meals and other incidentals are not included. Availability is limited and promotion is subject to change or may be withdrawn without notice. WWII Veteran traveling companions are eligible for the Veteran promotion with the purchase of PT-305 passage. Ages 12 and up. Fridays and Saturdays only. 

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