Calling all JetBlue flyers! If you are a member of the airlines’ TrueBlue program, get ready for some changes to celebrate. And if you are not a member, you may want to consider getting onboard after reading this post. An announcement made by JetBlue on December 7, 2022 indicated that it will be easier than ever to earn elite status as a TrueBlue member.
The changes are slated to take effect in the Spring of 2023, although an exact date has not been set. With four levels of elite status to achieve and a new “Tiles” feature, members will be able to earn status by combining their spend directly with JetBlue and JetBlue credit card spending. A menu of perks for all loyalists is also coming, along with new higher status level benefits.
While this is good news for TrueBlue members, there will be no upcoming changes on the earning and redeeming aspects of the program. It will continue to run on the simple premise that all reservations booked with points are fully refundable, with no blackout dates, points never expire, and you can pool your points with friends and family. Having said that, if TrueBlue members find they will not use points, there is always the option of turning those points into cash with The Miles Market.
When the changes take effect in Spring 2023, JetBlue will offer a four-tier structure for elite status: Mosaic 1,Mosaic 2, Mosaic 3, and Mosaic 4. While the concept of Mosaic is not new, the method for achieving the different Mosaic levels is not. Members will now earn ‘Tiles’ and the number of Tiles you earn will dictate which Mosaic level you are at. One Tile is earned for every $100 spent on qualifying JetBlue purchases. This includes paid flights (even those operated by partner American Airlines),JetBlue Vacation Packages, and Paisly reservations.
For those with a JetBlue-branded credit card, one Tile is earned for every $1000 in qualifying spend. Either way, you can earn Tiles, giving you an easier path to earning a higher Mosaic status.
The four status levels are outlined below:
50 earned Tiles. This will give TrueBlue members:
· Mosaic boarding
· Two free checked bags
· Complimentary beer, wine and liquor
· Even More Space seats at check-in
· Same-day switches
· Priority security
· Dedicated check-in
· Dedicated support line and priority chat assistance
· Complimentary upgrades on Heathrow Express
100 earned Tiles. This will give TrueBlue members:
· All of the above, plus Even More Space seats, pending availability, during the booking process at no extra charge
150 earned Tiles. This will give TrueBlue members:
· All of the above, plus four (4) Move to Mint certificates for complimentary upgrades from a core seat to a Mint seat.
200 earned Tiles. This will give TrueBlue members:
· All of the above, plus two (2) additional Move to Mint certificates
· Credits to be redeemed for four (4) complimentary seats on BLADE helicopter airport transfers between JFK or EWR and Manhattan
As a comparison, the new Mosaic 1 status is similar to the current Mosaic status. Currently, members are required to spend$15,000 on JetBlue flights or $50,000 on a premium JetBlue co-branded credit card. With the new program coming this Spring, members only need to spend$5,000 on JetBlue flights and/or a $50,000 on the credit card.
Each time a member achieves a new Mosaic status level, you get the option to choose an additional benefit on top of the ones outlined above. JetBlue’s “Pick Your Perks” menu allows members who have leveled up to pick from such perks as a pet fee waiver, $99 statement credit, a20-Tile or 15,000-point bonus, and more.
For those that have not yet earned Mosaic status, there are even perks for those who have earned, up to 40 Tiles. Members can choose from early boarding, priority security, one alcoholic drink per flight, or 5,000 bonus points.
If you are currently a TrueBlue member, you may be wondering how the status of your current points status will transition into the new program. Take heart, once the new program shifts into gear in Spring 2023 (exact date TBD) the point and segment count will be retired, and your current points will be converted into Tiles.
JetBlue will also track your current combined spend (direct to JetBlue and credit card spend) into equivalent Tiles. Additionally, if you are eligible for a “Pick Your Perk” based on your 2023spend, you can choose your perk at that time.
In preparation for this great new program, there are several ways you as a TrueBlue member can rack up points:
· Earn JetBlue points by flying on a paid fare flight (points based on type of fare, the ticket price, how the flight is booked, and current elite status)
· Book aJ etBlue Vacation package
· Book Paisley by JetBlue (a JetBlue service offering other travel such as hotel and car rental)
· Open a JetBlue co-branded credit card account and use it for purchases
· Earn points by booking with JetBlue’s partners (other domestic and international airlines),select car rental companies, and select hotels.
· JetBlue has a shopping portal and dining program, allowing TrueBlue members to rack up points with everyday purchases.
JetBlue simplifies the redeeming process with a semi-fixed redemption program. With no blackout dates or capacity controls, the number of points needed to snag a free flight is directly tied to the price of the fare. Typically, one TrueBlue point is worth about 1.3 cents. If you find yourself low on points and want to book a flight, you can use the Cash + Points option.
You can also redeem points on participating airlines’ partner flights. Currently, Hawaiian Airlines is the only partner, although American Airlines is soon to also be a JetBlue partner.
While all of this sounds great, there are times when just having cash on hand instead of turning those Tiles into perks and free flights is much more convenient. That’s where The Miles Market comes in. We can quickly turn your points into cash securely, and at top dollar.
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