JetBlue offers 'Carmageddon' flyover: Long Beach to Burbank for $4 [Updated]
JetBlue Airways is doing its part to help out commuters during this weekend's so-called Carmageddon.
With the 405 Freeway set to be closed from late Friday until early Monday because of construction, the airline said it would offer $4 fares each way from Long Beach Airport to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.
"Fly JetBlue between Burbank and Long Beach this Saturday (7/16) only!" the airline's website says. "Fares are $4 each way so get on board quick -- book now through July 16 or while supplies last. Or for $5 each way customers can also enjoy an Even More Space seat on their Carmageddon Fly-over, which includes early boarding and early access to overhead bin space as well as a spacious seat with extra legroom -- limited quantity available on each flight."
"This will be our shortest commercial flight," JetBlue spokewoman Sharon Jones told The Times. "We thought this would be a fun and unique idea. We looked at it as a way to introduce our product to customers who have never joined JetBlue."
[Updated at 3:05 p.m.: JetBlue is encouraging people trying to book flights to make their reservations by phone. The website is experiencing technical difficulties.]
JetBlue is offering two fights from Long Beach to Burbank and two from Burbank to Long Beach -- both on Saturday.
The flights will take 20 minutes.
-- Rong-Gong Lin II