comScore

Points

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.

Earning 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.

You Might Also Like

Southwest Rapid Rewards

Southwest Rapid Rewards ...

The Southwest Rapid Rewards program is most beneficial for budget-minded travelers based in the United States who frequently fly to major cities around the U.S., Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Southwest offers more than 4,000 flights a day to 100 destinations. By becoming a Southwest Rapid Rewards member, you'll earn points for every dollar spent on Southwest flights and with the airline's hotel, car rental and retail partners. If you have one of the Southwest Rapid Rewards credit cards from Chase Visa, you can earn additional points on Southwest Airlines and partner purchases and by making everyday purchases. You can use your Rapid Rewards points to pay for merchandise, gift cards, hotel stays, car rentals and the cost of air travel on any Southwest or international partner flight. If you are a Southwest credit card holder, you can also use points to cover the cost of experiences like wine tastings, cruises and spa packages.

... more
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan ...

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan caters to flyers who frequent various destinations in Alaska, West Coast cities (like Seattle and Portland, Oregon) and major transportation hubs (like Atlanta and New York City), as well as destinations in Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. By joining the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, you can start earning miles on every Alaska Airlines flight you take and eligible flights on Alaska Airlines' 18 partner airlines, including American Airlines, Emirates and British Airways. You can also earn miles by making everyday purchases with the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card or by staying with six participating hotel partners, including Best Western, InterContinental and Marriott. The miles you earn can be used toward free flights on Alaska Airlines and other participating carriers, partner hotel stays, magazine subscriptions or donations to charity.

... more
Free Spirit

Free Spirit ...

Spirit Airlines' Free Spirit frequent flyer program caters to people who travel domestically all over the United States, including cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, Dallas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Free Spirit is also advantageous for travelers who visit Latin American and Caribbean destinations like Aruba, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Lima, Peru. As a Free Spirit member, you'll earn miles every time you fly with Spirit Airlines. You can also collect miles for everyday purchases if you hold a Spirit Airlines World Mastercard. Plus, Spirit Airlines has partnerships with select restaurants, Choice Hotels, cruise lines, car rental agencies and more, which allow you to earn miles for dining, hotel stays, cruise vacations and car rentals.

... more