405 Freeway Closure? We’re So Over It!


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You may have heard of ‘Carmageddon,’ a.k.a. the 405 Freeway closure, coming to a Los Angeles near you this weekend. Local citizens have been warned to steer clear of their cars, draw their blinds and hide in bed because the traffic nightmare that will take place is even worse than the usual traffic nightmare that is L.A.

We at JetBlue say pull back the curtains, grab your sand buckets and head out into the sunlight!

We’re offering two special nonstop flights #OverThe405, between Los Angeles’ Long Beach Airport and Bob Hope Airport in Burbank this Saturday to help you get out of gridlock and beat the beach traffic!

As an alternative to carpooling, book a ‘planepool’ between the Valley and the beach today at www.jetblue.com for $4 or $5 each way (the $1 more allows you to enjoy an Even More Space seat on your Carmageddon Fly-over, which includes early boarding and early access to overhead bin space as well as a spacious seat with extra legroom).

For locals seeking refuge farther from home, we’re also offering $40.50 off any JetBlue Getaways vacation package to Las Vegas from Burbank or Long Beach, in addition to 40.5% off of the airfare portion, when using promo code CA405 at checkout.  Vacations must be booked by Friday, July 15 for travel taking place July 16 – July 19, 2011.

JetBlue’s #OverThe405 schedule on Sat., July 16 between Long Beach and Burbank:

Burbank (BUR) to Long Beach (LGB): Long Beach (LGB) to Burbank (BUR):
Depart – Arrive Depart – Arrive
Flight 405      12:20 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.

Flight 1405    6:35 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.

Flight 406      1:50 p.m. – 2:34 p.m.

Flight 1406    7:55 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.