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Jul142011

JetBlue Offers $4 Flights So Flyers Can Flee California's 'Carmageddon'

Scott Olson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- In what's being called "Carmageddon," drivers in California are preparing to change their travels plans this weekend as a 10-mile stretch of the heavily trafficked 405 freeway in Los Angeles shuts down for construction.

To help travelers cope with the anticipated mayhem, JetBlue Airways Corp. is offering shuttle flights between Long Beach and Burbank on Saturday for $4 each way, taxes and fees included.  The near 35-mile trip will take 20 minutes and is the airlines' shortest scheduled commercial flight.

The demand for the tickets appeared to be high; JetBlue announced on its website Wednesday evening that the flights had been sold out.  Earlier in the day, the website reported experiencing technical difficulties, possibly due to a growing number of travelers logging in to book a flight.

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