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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, hotel stays and sometimes car rentals or activities). You can also earn points by making purchases with a JetBlue Card or a JetBlue Plus 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 Rewards 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. You will earn a total of six points per dollar spent on Blue and Mint fares, seven points per dollar spent on Blue Plus fare tickets and eight points per dollar spent on Blue Flex fare seats. The number of points you collect on JetBlue flights will count toward your membership status. You can accumulate 5,000 bonus points by taking three round-trip JetBlue flights (or six one-way flights); 7,000 bonus points by taking seven round-trip flights (or 14 one-way flights); and 10,000 bonus points by taking 10 one-way flights that cover at least 1,600 miles each. TrueBlue Badges are another way to earn bonus points, which can be collected for a variety of activities, including social media participation. Note: Bonus points cannot be applied toward elite status. If 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. JetBlue's partner airlines – Emirates, Hawaiian Airlines, Icelandair, JetSuiteX, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and Silver Airways – also allow you to earn TrueBlue points. Earn even more points on purchases at JetBlue's retail, rental car and hotel partners, such as Avis, Budget, Marriott and IHG. You can also earn additional points by spending with JetBlue's credit cards from MasterCard, by using Lyft for airport rides and by eating at any TrueBlue Dining restaurant. Purchasing with retail partners in the ShopTrue retail portal is yet another way to earn points. Should you still need points for award travel, you can purchase them on the JetBlue TrueBlue website. You can purchase up to 120,000 points per year.

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 travel season. Below you'll find the minimum number of points needed (as of July 2018) 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  5,300
Boston - Newark, New Jersey 8,800
Las Vegas - New York 22,500
Boston - Las Vegas 23,500
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Boston 14,600
Boston - Fort Myers, Florida 16,700

The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News in July 2018. 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 Vogue magazine and Sports Illustrated, as well as charitable donations to organizations, such as Make-A-Wish America and Americares.

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