The Shorthaul – United / jetBlue – $66: Washington D.C. – Hartford, Connecticut (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

You can thank jetBlue for these low prices. When it was just the United / US Airways duopoly on this route, it was a lot more! For United flyers who need segments for elite status for 2016 re-qualification, you can route it via EWR on both ways $78 or $19.5/segment. jetBlue availability is good for Summer travel and is $2 more than United. At $66 or $68, it is cheaper than taking Amtrak and around the same price as the bus or just slightly more.

What is The Shorthaul? It is our irregular feature of deals under $200 and 3,000 miles roundtrip.


Hartford, Connecticut - Photo: Ricky Aponte via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Hartford, Connecticut – Photo: Ricky Aponte via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample with United
  • January 10th – 12th, 2015

Fare Availability:

  • United: Valid for travel from January, 2015 – early June, 2015 for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday departures. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure
  • jetBlue: Valid for travel from January, 2015 – early September, 2015. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • United: N
  • jetBlue: P

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $35.34


  • IAD – BDL (Hartford) – IAD. jetBlue is out of DCA. United is also available out of DCA via Newark.


United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.

  • 2014: 638 miles
  • March 1st, 2015:  176 miles or a difference of 462 miles.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select United or jetBlue


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