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As a JetBlue TrueBlue member, you will earn points for every dollar spent on JetBlue-operated flights or JetBlue Vacations packages (which bundle JetBlue flights and hotel stays). You can also earn points by making purchases with a JetBlue Card, JetBlue Plus Card or a JetBlue Business Card from Mastercard. You can use those points to cover the base cost of air travel on JetBlue or to pay for a JetBlue Vacations package. You can also collect points by flying on JetBlue partner airlines, including Emirates and South African Airways and redeem them for flights on JetBlue or Hawaiian Airlines. Additionally, you can collect points for hotel stays with partnering hotel programs, including Marriott Bonvoy and IHG Rewards Club.

Earn Points

You will earn three points per dollar spent on any JetBlue flight (even those reserved through third-party websites) or up to eight points per dollar if you book directly on JetBlue's website. Higher fare options award more points per booking. Blue and Mint categories earn three bonus points per dollar spent, Blue Plus earns four bonus points per dollar spent and Blue Flex earns five bonus points per dollar spent. However, bonus points do not count toward attaining elite status. JetBlue's partner airlines – Emirates, Hawaiian Airlines, Icelandair, JetSuiteX, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and Silver Airways – also allow you to earn TrueBlue points.

If you want to earn points faster, you can earn and combine your points with a group of up to six friends or family members with JetBlue's Points Pooling program. You can also achieve bonus packages of 5,000 to 10,000 points if you complete a certain number of flights in a calendar year. When you book an Even More Space seat (seats with extra legroom), you'll receive an additional 200 TrueBlue points, and if you fly with your pet, you'll earn 300 extra TrueBlue points. What's more, booking a JetBlue Vacations package will earn you six points per dollar spent. Earn even more points on purchases with JetBlue's retail, rental car and hotel partners, such as Amazon, Avis, Budget, Marriott and IHG. You can earn additional points by spending with JetBlue's credit cards from Mastercard and eating at any TrueBlue Dining restaurant. Purchasing with retail partners in the ShopTrue retail portal is yet another way to earn points.

Using Points

You can use points to cover the base fare of any JetBlue flight. Point values for award flights depend on the particular flight or package, the destination and the season. Below you'll find the minimum number of points needed (as of July 2019) to cover a round-trip flight on six of JetBlue's most popular routes:

Route Lowest calculated round-trip cost (in points)
Long Beach, California - Las Vegas  10,700
Boston - Newark, New Jersey 10,600
Las Vegas - New York 25,700
Boston - Las Vegas 26,300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Boston 8,200
Boston - Fort Myers, Florida 8,200

The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News in July 2019. We analyzed 12 of each airline's highly trafficked routes within three round-trip mileage categories: short domestic, medium domestic and long for three different round-trip dates between July and September. 

You can also use points to cover the cost of flights on Hawaiian Airlines or a combination of points and cash to pay for JetBlue Vacations packages. Additionally, points can be put toward magazine and newspaper subscriptions, including The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair, as well as charitable donations to organizations, such as Make-A-Wish America and Americares.

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