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Now that my Southwest Companion Pass has expired, I’ve had to expand my flight searches.  JetBlue has conveniently stepped in to first place, and I make sure I keep a hefty stash of TrueBlue points.  Right now, the Barclaycard JetBlue Plus Mastercard stays in my wallet for much of my grocery and restaurant spending, and I click through the portal for all of my Amazon purchases.  With plenty of ways to earn points, I’ll hopefully be flying just as much in the future.

Given the recent transfer bonus (up to 30%) from American Express Membership Rewards to JetBlue, I thought I’d look at a few of my favorite JetBlue routes

Boston to the Bahamas (and Plenty of Other Caribbean Destinations)

Ok, so I’m a little biased.  I flew home from the Bahamas in December as a Mosaic member, thanks to this little trick.  Free drinks?  I think so!  I’m planning on taking advantage of many of these locations in the future.  Right now, I can get to plenty of destinations from Boston (many of them seasonal):

  • Aruba (with Mint service)
  • Barbados
  • Montego Bay
  • Punta Cana
  • Santo Domingo
  • San Juan
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Thomas
  • and plenty of other routes!

Northeast to West Coast in Mint Class

You’ll often hear folks crooning over JetBlue’s Mint class.  Fly it, and you’ll know why.  The airline currently offers tons of flights from New York to the West Coast on it’s Mint-equipped Airbus A321s, including a handful already added in 2018.  Want to tbook Mint corss country?  You can currently fly from Boston or New York JFK to Seattle, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

The only downside…you’ll need plenty of points to get you there.  If you have a good stash of American Express Membership Rewards, check to see if you’re targeted for up to a 30% transfer bonus!

Florida to South America

JetBlue continues to expand its network, and I’d love to see the airline grow more in South America.  Currently, you can get to Bogota from the B6 gates in Orlando, or to Bogota and Lima from their hub at Fort Lauderdale.  With the blue tails growing in the states, you might see more of the airline in South America.  It seems like a natural expansion for them, prior to trying to cross the Atlantic or Pacific.

Mint Class to Las Vegas

As of this year, JetBlue operates Mint-equipped Airbus A321s from Boston and New York to Las Vegas.  Having never been to Sin City, I can’t really relate, but that doesn’t make me naive.  I can think of quite a few friends that could use a fully lie-flat seat on the way back from the strip.  You’ll only find those flights from the Northeast, but those flights to Las Vegas are much longer than from JetBlue’s western hubs.  Besides, if you only need a quick hop to Vegas, I’d probably opt for Southwest’s current fare sale.  Save some cash for the casinos, and have fun!

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