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JetBlue Airways and the popular online travel agency (OTA) Hopper have come to an agreement that allows customers to purchase JetBlue tickets through that platform.
And, even better, Capital One Travel revamped the back end of its travel portal last year and it’s now powered by Hopper. So this news means that select Capital One cardholders can now book JetBlue tickets directly through the Capital One Travel portal, eliminating a major point of frustration for many customers.
Let’s take a look at all the details.
JetBlue Tickets Now Available on 2 More Major Platforms
Online travel agencies are important players in the travel industry as they aggregate fares from carriers across the spectrum and present them to customers who can then choose their preferred option and book the ticket through the airline directly.
Until now, JetBlue tickets were missing on Hopper, which claims to be the third-largest OTA in the country. Presumably, the airline was missing out on a lot of potential business as its fares weren’t shown to people searching on the platform (Hopper is an app-only service).
And, since Hopper powers Capital One Travel‘s new-and-improved platform, it meant that cardholders of select Capital One credit cards weren’t able to book JetBlue tickets (nor use their Capital One miles) through the portal, a lose-lose situation for both the airline and travelers.
Now, however, that’s all changed with JetBlue and the OTA coming to an agreement to sell JetBlue tickets on Hopper and, by extension, Capital One Travel.
Hopper boasts a number of customer-friendly features, including automatic refunds in case you book a flight and the price drops after you book, a hold feature that allows you to pay a small fee to reserve a flight for 14 days before you need to make a decision on whether to book or not, a fare-monitoring feature that will notify you when the platform believes it’s the best time to book your ticket, and more.
And, with Capital One Travel now being powered by Hopper, it means that cardholders of select Capital One credit cards can use miles to book JetBlue tickets directly through the portal, which adds even more value to members’ Capital One miles.
Hot Tip: Check out our complete guide to Capital One Travel for more information about the portal.
The new ability to book JetBlue tickets through Hopper (and Capital One) is good news for both the airline and would-be travelers who will now be shown more options when searching on Hopper’s app or attempting to use their hard-earned Capital One miles for flights.
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