JetBlue may have a largely domestic presence, but its TrueBlue loyalty program partners with airlines, hotels, car rental agencies and financial services firms to allow you to earn and redeem points for a broad range of rewards.
The benefits vary from partner to partner. For example, you can earn or redeem TrueBlue points on Hawaiian Airlines flights. But with Emirates and Singapore Airlines, you can only earn TrueBlue points (no redeeming).
Financial services partners like Chase and American Express let you transfer points to TrueBlue, often at a 1:1 ratio.
Here’s an overview of how to make the most of all JetBlue’s travel partnerships:
JetBlue’s airline and hotel partners
JetBlue currently has the following airline and hotel partners with which members can earn and/or redeem points:
- Hawaiian Airlines.
- IHG Rewards Club.
- Marriott Bonvoy.
- Silver Airways.
- Singapore Airlines.
- South African Airways.
Additionally, JetBlue TrueBlue points can be transferred from the following programs:
How to earn or redeem TrueBlue points with travel partners
IHG Rewards Club
IHG operates more than a dozen well-known hotel brands including Holiday Inn, Intercontinental and Kimpton. Stay at one of these properties and you’ll earn 2 TrueBlue points per $1 spent. At a handful of IHG properties, the earning rate is 1 point per $1 spent.
Every time you stay at a Marriott property, which includes over two dozen brands, you can earn 0.5 – 1 TrueBlue point per $1 spent.
Reserve your hotel room directly through the Marriott website after selecting JetBlue as your earning preference on your profile.
Hawaiian Airlines is the only JetBlue airline partner that lets you not just earn points but also redeem them for flights. To redeem TrueBlue points for a flight on Hawaiian Airlines, make your reservation over the phone at (800) JETBLUE.
Before you call, you can view Hawaiian’s routes and itineraries here and check JetBlue’s Hawaiian Airlines partner page to get a sense of how many TrueBlue points you need for your preferred Hawaiian route.
To earn TrueBlue points for Hawaiian Airlines flights, simply provide your TrueBlue number during the booking process.
The number of points you earn depends on the distance flown and the class of service. The rate varies from 0.5 – 1.5 points per 2 miles flown.
To earn TrueBlue points on Emirates-operated flights, be sure to provide your TrueBlue during when booking your flight. The number of points earned is based on the distance flown and fare class.
The lowest-fare economy class fare earns 1 TrueBlue point for every 2 miles flown. Business class fares earn 1 point per mile plus a 25% bonus. First class tickets earn 1 point per mile, plus a 50% bonus.
As with all the other airlines, you’ll need to add your TrueBlue number to an Icelandair reservation to earn points.
Eight different economy class fares are exempt from earning points, while the rest earn 1 point per 2 miles flown.
Comfort class earns 1 point per mile, while Saga Class earns a 25% bonus on top of that.
Make your reservation through either airline’s website or on the phone with a JetBlue reservations agent and include your TrueBlue membership number with your booking.
You’ll earn 1 point for every 2 miles flown in economy class or 1 point per mile in business class.
JSX and Silver Airlines
JSX and Silver Airlines are both regional jet carriers, with Silver Airways focusing on Florida, the Caribbean and a few East Coast cities. JSX offers routes in California, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix.
For every Silver Airways flight, you’ll earn 250 TrueBlue points when you provide your membership number during booking.
JSX flights will earn you 125 or 250 TrueBlue points depending on the type of fare.
Avis and Budget Rent-a-Car
TrueBlue members earn 100 TrueBlue points per rental day through Avis and Budget, and Mosaic members earn 200 points. Plus, all members can enjoy discounts up to 35% off base rates.
Just navigate to Avis/Budget from the JetBlue partner page and when you reserve your car, you’ll see a field to enter your TrueBlue membership number.
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Transfer points to your TrueBlue account from Chase, Citi, American Express or Capital One
JetBlue TrueBlue is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards®, Citi ThankYou, American Express Membership Rewards and Capital One Venture. Transfer rates vary by program:
- 250 American Express Membership Rewards transfer to 200 TrueBlue points.
- 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards® transfer to 1,000 TrueBlue points.
- 1,000 Citi ThankYou points transfer to 1,000 TrueBlue points for Citi Premier℠ Card, Citi Prestige® Card and American Express Chairman cardholders. For all other cardholders, 1,000 ThankYou points transfer to 800 TrueBlue points.
- 1,000 Capital One Venture miles transfer to 750 JetBlue TrueBlue points.
The information related to the Citi Premier℠ Card, Citi Prestige® Card and American Express Chairman has been collected by NerdWallet and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuer or provider of this product or service.
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