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We’ve booked 2 mint tickets from JFK to SFO as we were supposed to fly from Amsterdam to JFK.
But now we’ve booked a KLM flight directly to SFO.
We were able to cancel the Mint seats with a USD 75 per ticket fee (more than 60 days out). But as per JetBlue, the amount will not be credited back to our creditcards, instead, it’s on the travel bank account and can be used within 1 year (this is way different than how this is done in Europe). Because we live in the Netherlands, we don’t expect to use it any time soon. Is there anyway around to get the amount credit back to our cards? Any tips or tricks are welcome please.
Is the credit in your name, or just a voucher? Depending on the terms of the credit, you could look at selling it as a gift card on a site like Raise ([URL=”http://www.raise.com”]www.raise.com[/URL])
Not sure what other options you might have, unfortunately this is the way most US airlines process cancellations. Someone else may chime in with a better option though!
[QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 30858, member: 1436″]Is the credit in your name, or just a voucher? Depending on the terms of the credit, you could look at selling it as a gift card on a site like Raise ([URL=’http://www.raise.com’]www.raise.com[/URL])
Not sure what other options you might have, unfortunately this is the way most US airlines process cancellations. Someone else may chime in with a better option though![/QUOTE]
Really appreciate your reply. I’ve found another route where I will use the available balance during my next trip to the US.
I’ve bought new tickets with JetBlue, but the price for the tickets was less than the balance. Is there any way to use the balance for ay other services (VAT free sales during the flight for example) or does someone know a website to sell the balance (except for raise.com).
Jetblue doesn’t do inflight sales unless it’s premium drinks I think or upgraded seats. I doubt that you’ll be able to use the credit for something non-flight related though you could call to check. I think other than raise the usual suspects are ebay, craigslist etc.
Can you use the balance for extra legroom seating? I think I’ve done that in the past.
[USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] & [USER=29]@David W[/USER] ,
Thanks, I’ll be flying on their Mint service, so will not be able to use it for upgraded drinks, seats or seats with extra legroom. I’ll try Ebay.
If it’s a small amount, you could always look at some sort of goodwill gesture. Something like asking the gate agent or flight attendant to give a military member a free drink onboard. That might make sense for you if you’re just trying to make sure something like $20 doesn’t go to waste…
Obviously if it’s a few hundred dollars it’s a different situation