JetBlue just extended its schedule through June 13, 2018. If you are planning a summer trip in early June, or a getaway for Memorial Weekend, it’s worth taking a look now, as JetBlue releases the cheapest seats first.
I looked up fares for JetBlue’s MINT service between San Francisco and New York JFK, and was able to find $559 one-way fare on a few days. That is fantastic fare for this route with flatbed services and more.
Alternatively, you can use 42,200 TrueBlue points for the same MINT seat! If you have the Amex Business Platinum with 50% rebate bonus, this MINT seat would cost just shy of 28,000 Amex points! Unfortunately the 50% rebate bonus will soon be reducing to 35%.
Jetblue offers some really cheap fares for short-haul flights. For example, from San Jose airport in S.F. Bay Area to Long Beach, fares can be found as low as $49 one-way, or 2600 points plus $5.60! Anyone from the Bay Area want to go to Disneyland?
Where to get JetBlue points
JetBlue is a transfer partner with both Amex Membership Rewards and Citi Thank You program. Normal transfer ratio from Membership Rewards to TrueBlue is 250:200, while ThankYou points are transferred at either 1000 ThankYou to either 800 or 500 TrueBlue points depending on the type of ThankYou card you hold. But through October 25, Citi is offering a 25% bonus on transfers to TrueBlue program.
If you rather go for credit card sign up bonus, currently there is an increased offer for the JetBlue Plus cards with 40,000 TrueBlue points after $1,000 spending within the first 3 months. [SEE ALSO: Head to Head: comparing the jetBlue personal credit cards ]
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