If you are a member of the Virgin America Elevate frequent flier loyalty program and want to join as a member of the JetBlue Airways TrueBlue frequent flier loyalty program, you are in luck, as your points will be matched at the minimum — and exceed your balance in most cases — if you show the balance of your Elevate account by Monday, July 4, 2016 and book and fly as a passenger aboard an airplane operated by JetBlue Airways for one round-trip flight by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
JetBlue to Match Your Virgin America Elevate Points — If…
Here is the breakdown of the points you will earn in the JetBlue Airways TrueBlue frequent flier loyalty program depending on the balance in your Elevate program — and you can participate in this offer at a maximum of only one time:
|Current Elevate Points Balance||TrueBlue Points Match|
|500 – 5,000||5,000|
|5,001 – 10,000||10,000|
|10,001 – 30,000||30,000|
|30,001 – 50,000||50,000|
|50,001 and greater||75,000|
What to Do
You must send a screenshot of your Elevate account dashboard to this e-mail address by Monday, July 4, 2016 — screenshots must include your first name, last name, and points balance — and include your TrueBlue frequent flier loyalty program account number in the e-mail message.
Your Elevate point balance and eligibility will be assessed; and once your proof of eligibility for this offer has been verified, you will receive an e-mail message to inform you that you are officially registered to participate in this promotion.
When you are indeed officially registered for this promotion, then book your reservation and fly as a passenger aboard an airplane operated by JetBlue Airways for one round-trip flight by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
After as many as six weeks have elapsed after your required round-trip flight has concluded within the aforementioned promotion period, you can enjoy your new points balance in your TrueBlue account.
Terms and Conditions
This offer is available to new or existing TrueBlue members. Your TrueBlue account number must be provided at the time of booking your flights. TrueBlue points awarded in conjunction with this promotion are considered bonus points and do not count towards earning Mosaic elite level status.
This offer does not apply to or is not valid for:
- Non-revenue travel
- Flights operated by airline partners
- Any Getaways vacation packages, cruises, or any other product or service
This offer may not be combined with other special offers. In the event you cancel your reservation or change your reservation so that it no longer complies with the terms of this offer, you will not receive any of the promotion bonus points. This offer can be cancelled or modified at any time.
Other terms and conditions may apply.
JetBlue Airways was bidding to acquire Virgin America but lost to Alaska Airlines as per this discussion posted on the forums of InsideFlyer, who many say that — at $2.6 billion — overpaid for the low-cost carrier.
This is a rather generous promotion offered by JetBlue Airways — atypical of the dearth of good promotions offered by frequent flier loyalty programs recently; and perhaps as a result of losing the aforementioned bidding war for Virgin America — but it is not for everyone, as JetBlue Airways does not offer service to airports such as Atlanta or Kansas City. The airline has been adding new routes and destinations, though — such as Nashville, Albany, Daytona Beach, Antigua, Quito and Palm Springs.
Also keep in mind that even though the international reach of JetBlue Airways is limited primarily to Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean and northern South America, the carrier has partnerships with 40 other airlines — most of them international airlines with destinations collectively worldwide — on which you can earn TrueBlue points.
You can also earn badges with JetBlue Airways, as explained in this article written by Mike Friedman.
Finally, there are benefits to TrueBlue points — including no expiration date; the pooling of points with family members to maximize the redemption of TrueBlue points for award travel; and no blackout dates on flights operated by JetBlue Airways…
…so unless you do not want to keep track of yet another frequent flier loyalty program account or you have no plans to fly as a passenger with JetBlue Airways anytime soon, consider taking advantage of this offer.
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.