How Much Are JetBlue Points Worth?

Updated: March 21, 2024

Updated: March 21, 2024

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The JetBlue loyalty program follows a revenue-based model and doesn’t have a fixed redemption chart. The points you will need to shell out depend ultimately on the price of the ticket in question. Even so, the average value of one point varies from 1.3 to 1.6 cents. And while not always the case, you often get better value for your points when you redeem them for flight tickets instead of a JetBlue Vacations package.

There are several ways to earn TrueBlue points. Each time you fly with JetBlue or any of its partner airlines, you can earn points — and booking directly on or via the app earns you double the points. You also earn points when you opt for Even More Space, fly with your pet on a JetBlue flight, book a vacation package through JetBlue Vacations, book hotels or cars through Paisly and use a co-branded JetBlue credit card.

You may redeem your points to book flights with JetBlue or Hawaiian Airlines and for discounted JetBlue Vacation packages. Using a combination of points and cash to make JetBlue bookings is possible.

MoneyGeek’s Takeaways

The average value of each JetBlue TrueBlue point is between 1.3 cents to 1.6 cents.

The JetBlue rewards program lets you earn points when you fly with JetBlue or any of its airline partners.

You earn points faster by qualifying for Mosaic status and by using a co-branded JetBlue credit card.

How Much Are JetBlue Points Worth?

Each JetBlue TrueBlue point has an average value ranging from 1.3 to 1.6 cents. If you plan to use your JetBlue TrueBlue points to book flight tickets, you should strive to redeem them for a value of at least 1.3 cents per point.

Calculating how much JetBlue points are worth is relatively straightforward. All you need to do is divide the cost of a ticket or a vacation package by the number of points required to make the reservation. For example, if a flight ticket that costs $300 requires 25,000 points, divide 300 by 25,000. That gives you 0.012 or 1.2 cents.

Bear in mind there is no official JetBlue award chart to refer to because the value of your points depends on the fluctuating prices of flight tickets. Given this revenue-based model, you need fewer points when ticket prices are low, and the converse also holds true.

How JetBlue Points Compare to Other Airlines

A JetBlue TrueBlue point's value is comparable to you may expect via most popular frequent flyer programs. While some do better, others don't perform as well.

JetBlue vs. Other Frequent Flyer Programs
Value per Mile

JetBlue TrueBlue

1.3 cents to 1.6 cents per point

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

1.2 cents to 1.8 cents per mile

Air Canada Aeroplan

1.5 cents to 1.9 cents per mile

Air France / KLM Flying Blue

1.2 cents to 1.4 cents per mile

American Airlines AAdvantage

1.5 cents to 1.7 cents per mile

British Airways Avios

0.8 cents to 1.5 cents per point

Delta Air Lines SkyMiles

1.4 cents to 1.5 cents per mile

Emirates Skywards

1 cent to 1.4 cents per mile

Frontier Miles

0.9 cents to 1.1 cents per mile

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles

0.9 cents to 1 cent per mile

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

1.1 cents to 1.3 cents per mile

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards

1.3 cents to 1.5 cents per point

United Airlines MileagePlus

1.2 cents to 1.6 cents per mile

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

1.1 cents to 1.5 cents per point

How Many JetBlue Points Do You Need to Get Free Flights?

How many JetBlue points you need for a free flight depends on the actual price of the ticket. At 1.4 cents per point, you’ll need around 21,400 points for a ticket that costs $300. On average, it will cost approximately 7,700 points to 16,000 points to travel with a Blue fare ticket (one of the airline’s economy-class tickets) and 82,000 to 165,000 points for a Mint fare (or business/first-class) ticket.

Remember that when you decide to fly affects the cost of the ticket, whether you decide to pay in cash or travel rewards. Consider these examples:

  • A one-way flight on a Blue fare from New York City to San Francisco in December can set you back by anywhere between 10,300 points to upward of 90,000 points.
  • A one-way flight on a Blue fare from Chicago to Miami in December may require anywhere from 7,700 points to 70,000 points.

You may use the JetBlue Best Fare Finder to check how many points you need for a free flight across different sectors and fare classes.

How to Earn and Maximize Points From JetBlue

You must enroll in the JetBlue frequent flyer program to earn TrueBlue points. Then, you earn points whenever you fly with JetBlue or any of its partner airlines. Using co-branded JetBlue credit cards enables you to earn points faster. You can also earn points through JetBlue Vacations, Paisly by JetBlue and TrueBlue Dining, among other ways.

Earning Points Using Travel and JetBlue Co-Branded Credit Cards

You may get a JetBlue co-branded card as an individual or a business owner. Barclays Bank issues these cards. Residents of the Dominican Republic may get a co-branded JetBlue card issued by Banco Popular Dominicano (BPD).

Should you apply for one of these cards, you can earn bonus points as a new cardholder if you meet certain spend-based requirements. And when you use these cards for everyday spending, you can earn points faster through category-based spending bonuses. Whether or not you need to pay an annual fee depends on the card you select.

For those interested in getting a travel credit card that isn’t tied to a specific airline, transferring points earned with other cards to your JetBlue TrueBlue account is possible. But that depends on the rewards program. For example, JetBlue TrueBlue is one of Chase’s Ultimate Rewards Points transfer partners, and you can transfer your Chase points to your JetBlue TrueBlue account at a 1:1 ratio.

You also benefit if you’re an American Express cardholder participating in the Membership Rewards program. TrueBlue is an American Express transfer partner. So you can transfer your Membership Rewards points to your JetBlue TrueBlue account. Remember it won’t be at a 1:1 ratio — 250 Membership Rewards points are worth 200 TrueBlue points.

Buying Airline Tickets From JetBlue and Affiliates

You can earn points when you book a flight ticket with JetBlue Airways or any of its airline partners. These include American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Icelandair, JSX, Qatar Airways, Silver Airways and South African Airways.

Depending on your fare, you may earn up to three Mosaic Qualifying base points per dollar on eligible purchases. You will receive double the points if you book through the JetBlue app or In addition, JetBlue Plus cardholders and Mosaic members can earn up to 15 points per dollar. Consider this example. You book with a Mint fare, for which you earn three Mosaic Qualifying base points. You earn three additional points each for booking through the JetBlue app and (if applicable) as a Mosaic member. You also have the JetBlue Plus Card, which earns six points per dollar on eligible JetBlue purchases. Add these together, and you can earn 12–15 points per dollar — 12 points if you’re not a Mosaic member and 15 if you are.

Remember that the TrueBlue points you earn depend on the amount you spend on a flight ticket and not the distance you travel. There are a few other ways to earn additional points:

  • When you opt for Even More Space, you will receive 200 points.
  • Traveling with your pet on a JetBlue-operated flight earns you 300 points.

In addition, you earn one point per dollar when you book hotels through Paisly after making a JetBlue booking. Finally, you can receive up to 200 points per day when you book a rental car through Paisly.

Earn Points Through JetBlue Partner Merchants

You can earn JetBlue TrueBlue points when you spend through any of the program's partner merchants and linked programs. These include hotels, car rental companies, dining options and more.

Partner Merchants

Hotel Accommodations

Qualifying stays at select IHG hotels and resorts earn 2X points per dollar.

TrueBlue Dining

You earn 3X points per dollar at select restaurants, clubs and bars

Car Rentals

As a Mosaic member, you earn 200 points daily when renting a car from AVIS or Budget. All other members earn 100 points per day. You also get a 25% discount on base rates

Amazon In-flight Purchases

You earn 3X points per dollar on eligible in-flight Amazon purchases after you connect to Fly-Fi

Buying Points From JetBlue

Buying TrueBlue points is possible, and you need to do so in 1,000-point increments. The program also runs promotions occasionally, offering bonuses of up to 50%. The more points you buy, the better the value you stand to get. For example:

  • 1,000 points for $35.10 (you pay 3.51 cents per point)
  • 5,000 points for $160.50 (you pay 3.11 cents per point)
  • 10,000 points for $298 (you pay 2.98 cents per point)
  • 50,000 points for $1,375 (you pay 2.75 cents per point)
  • 75,000 points for $1,925 (you pay 2.56 cents per point)

Given that you may use the Cash + Points option to book JetBlue-operated flights, this alternative might be better than buying points to cover the airfare.

Even if you plan to buy TrueBlue points to cover a shortfall when booking a Hawaiian Airlines flight or for a discounted vacation package, take a look at the value you stand to receive ahead of time.

How to Redeem JetBlue TrueBlue Points

Using your TrueBlue points to get reward flights with JetBlue is straightforward. Start by visiting the JetBlue website or its app and choose the Book option. Select “Use TrueBlue points” and look for flights based on the route and the date you wish to fly. You may pay the rest with cash if you don’t have enough points to cover your fare.

You also have the option to redeem your points with Hawaiian Airlines and through JetBlue Vacations.

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    Book Flights With Hawaiian Airlines

    To redeem your JetBlue TrueBlue points to make a Hawaiian Airlines reservation, you must contact JetBlue. The JetBlue award chart for Hawaiian Airlines indicates how many points you’ll need to make a booking. For example, flying one-way economy from Hawaii to the West Coast, or vice versa, requires 22,000 points. A one-way economy flight from Hawaii to the East Coast or an international destination requires 30,000 points.

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    JetBlue Vacations

    When you book a vacation package through JetBlue Vacations, you may use your points to pay for part of the purchase.

When Best to Redeem JetBlue Points

The number of points you need to redeem for a JetBlue award flight depends on the cash price of the ticket, which is subject to vary based on when you travel. For instance, you can expect fares to be higher than usual if you plan to travel during the peak holiday season. As a result, you’ll need to shell out more points.

To get the best value for your points, making your reservation may be worthwhile when fares are typically the lowest. A good rule of thumb is to book your flight sometime between three weeks to three months before the intended travel date.

Still, the fare class you select has more of an effect on the value of your JetBlue points. For example, using your points to book economy-class domestic and international flights often yields a value of around 1.35 cents to 1.4 cents per point. However, when you use them to book Mint flights, the value may drop to around 1 cent per point.

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When it comes to redeeming JetBlue points, it’s advised to always run the numbers of what kind of value you're ‘earning for your points’. While it's always advised to use your points over cash, you also want to make sure you're stretching the value of your points as far as possible. Use this formula to determine the value of your points when booking a flights:

[Number of points needed] / [cash value of flight minus taxes] = value of points

Brett Holzhauer, contributing expert for MoneyGeek

How to Get JetBlue Mosaic Elite Status

Here's a simpler way to understand earning Mosaic status with JetBlue:

  • Get Mosaic 1 by earning 50 tiles in a year.
  • Get Mosaic 2 by collecting 100 tiles in a year.
  • Get Mosaic 3 by gathering 150 tiles in a year.
  • Reach Mosaic 4 by getting 250 tiles in a year.

Once you get Mosaic status, it lasts for the rest of that year plus the whole next year. For example, if you earn it in October, you have Mosaic status for the rest of that year and the next year.

You need to earn Mosaic status again each year to keep it for the following year.

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Our experts have arrived at the average value of JetBlue TrueBlue points after accounting for different redemption methods and carrying out in-depth industry analysis.


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About Rajiv Baniwal

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Rajiv Baniwal is a former finance writer at MoneyGeek, with more than 15 years of experience covering financial topics. His expertise includes mortgages, loans, credit cards, insurance and international money transfers.

Baniwal has a bachelor’s degree in art studies from Delhi University.

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