This is no early April Fool’s joke: JetBlue advertised $29 airfares today for March 10 to April 1 (excluding taxes and fees). The $29, though, is for one-way flights and to cities like Raleigh, N.C., Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C. and New York City.
So if you were expecting to blow off mid-term exam steam in some poolside retreat, your closest escape would be Sin City in a Las Vegas vacation home. (Yes, I’m talking to you Burbank, Calif. Who knew the discount carrier flew out of there?)
But hey, for a fun-filled weekend, Manhattan ain’t a bad way to go. To fake like a real New Yorker, stay in the gay-friendly, art-focused enclave of Chelsea, where you’ll find this vacation rental. Walk the townhouse-lined streets, explore the boutiques and galleries or indulge your inner foodie at a tony restaurant.
No one will know that you’re six crazy, cash-strapped college kids squeezed in a studio apartment because $200 a night (or $30+ for each of you) was easier to swing than The Maritime Hotel.
Here’s hoping you get one of the queen beds and not the sofa mattress.