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Airfare insanity to Boston

JetBlue is trying to make a splash today as they open their first route from BWI airport, going to Boston. I wrote this week about how the Baltimore to Boston flight demonstrates the growing budget carrier competition at BWI, but it is getting silly at this point.

Today, JetBlue has a limited sale that starts at $9 to and from Beantown, which is lower than anything I can remember.  I haven’t seen a return volley from Southwest or AirTran today, but each has run specials to Boston this year. Southwest started flying there this summer.

Now, the JetBlue sale has its limits. It’s over after today, and only available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between Sept. 16 and Oct. 18. But still, they’re all starting around $39.

So who wins this battle for Boston traffic? Maybe there’s enough of a market here, if the transplanted New Englanders who crowd Camden Yards are any indication. I grew up near Boston myself, and have benefited from all the competition over the past year to fly me home.

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  1. Angelos is behind this