Easy Status Match to jetBlue Mosaic Status
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I rarely write about status matches or challenges because they’re usually unattainable for the average scheming joe, but in this case…
The cat’s out the bag.
jetBlue is running a promotion for frequent fliers with other airlines to match their current elite status to jetBlue’s top (and only) tier of status, Mosaic.
So why is this relevant?
If you have any of these other statuses you can request to be matched to Mosaic.
- Virgin America: Elevate® Silver, Elevate® Gold
- Alaska Airlines: Mileage Plan™; MVP® Gold or MVP® Gold 75k
- American Airlines: AAdvantage Platinum® or Executive Platinum®
- Delta: SkyMiles Medallion Gold, Platinum or Diamond
- Southwest Airlines: Rapid Rewards A-List Preferred or Companion Pass
- United®: MileagePlus Premier Gold, Platinum or Premier1K
- Emirates: Emirates; Skywards Silver, Gold or Platinum
Regular readers will already know the value of the Companion Pass (click the link to read about what it is in detail), but for those who don’t… The companion pass can be earned by:
- Flying Southwest for 110,00 miles
- OR, earning 110,000 miles via credit card sign-ups.
Though it is technically not supposed to work, credit card sign ups do work towards earning the companion pass. And right now both cards (the Premier and Preferred) are at 50,000 for $2,000 spend each. After opening up both cards and meeting the required spend, you’d have 104,000 Rapid Rewards points. With just another $6,000 in creative spending, you could be on your way to the Companion Pass.
And Mosaic status (if it lasts that long!).
What’s so special about Mosaic status?
I have not flown jetBlue in years, but as a holder of the Companion Pass with Southwest, I had nothing to lose. So I submitted my information (make sure you have a TrueBlue account before hand!) and was granted Mosaic status through the rest of 2016 within twelve hours of submission.
Mosaic Status entitles fliers to:
- First and second checked bags free (jetBlue added check bag fees late last year);
- Fee waiver on change and cancellation fees;
- Redeem miles at a reduced rate for extra leg-room seats;
- Expedited security screening lines;
- Early boarding;
- Complimentary alcoholic beverages onboard;
- 3 extra TrueBlue points per dollar on top of the general 6 per dollar;
The ones in bold are most interesting to me.
I rarely check bags, but the ability to cancel and change without a fee is huge. And to check out those ‘Even More Space’ seats? Who knows.
TrueBlue points are a points currency similar to Southwest Rapid Rewards. They’re based off of the price of the ticket. Depending on the time of year and route, there are definitely some steals. So the best time to redeem would be if jetBlue has a sale.
jetBlue also has many nonstop from their hubs (FLL, JFK BOS) to the Caribbean.
You can transfer points from American Express or earn them from one of the three new jetBlue credit cards from Barclay’s.
Click here to sign up for the TrueBlue Status Match.