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I love, love, love elite status matches and challenges as they are a way to domino the status you have into more status and perks with other programs and companies. We have benefited from this more times than I can count. Right now JetBlue has just announced a status match and challenge that will allow you to very easily get their TrueBlue Mosaic elite status if you have qualifying status with another major US carrier.
Those who can show valid status with an eligible loyalty program will qualify for TrueBlue Mosaic status for the remainder of 2017 with no strings attached!
How to Qualify for Free JetBlue Elite Status
To qualify for JetBlue Mosaic status you need to have a JetBlue TrueBlue account and proof of one of the following airline elite status levels:
- Delta SkyMiles Medallion Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond
- United MileagePlus Premier Silver, Gold, Platinum or Premier1K
- American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum Pro or AAdvantage Executive Platinum
- Southwest Rapid Rewards A-List Preferred or Companion Pass
- Virgin America Elevate Silver or Gold
- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan MVP Gold or MVP Gold 75k
You upload the proof of your competing elite status here by August 14, 2017, and within two weeks you should get an email from JetBlue informing you of their decision to match. Truthfully, sometimes these things are more popular than expected, so I would do it sooner rather than later unless you need to time it more carefully with the challenge dates.
Do a Challenge to Keep JetBlue Elite Perks Through 2018
That all comes pretty much without strings, but if you want the elite status to be good all the way through 2018, then you need to complete the challenge portion of the offer that requires you to earn 3,750 base flight TrueBlue points within 90 days. You can do this part of the offer even if you don’t already have elite status with another airline.
With JetBlue you earn 3 points per dollar spent on base airfare, so in other words, you need to spend and fly $1250 in base JetBlue fares during the 90 day period after registering for the challenge if you want to keep Mosaic status through December 31, 2018.
JetBlue Mosaic Elite Status Perks
Those with Mosaic status don’t pay change or cancellation fees on JetBlue flights (both for themselves and others on the reservation!), get a free first and second checked bag, priority boarding, earn bonus points on paid JetBlue flights, and get free alcoholic drinks on-board. JetBlue doesn’t have a traditionally first class (though they do have Mint), and upgrades are not a feature of their elite program.
Since this is free and easy I think it is worth doing just in case even if you aren’t 100% sure JetBlue is in your travel plans. I plan to do it and maybe it will tip the scales to driving out to Hobby to catch a JetBlue flight to JFK at some point before the end of the year. I’d really love to try their Mint flights at some point, though their limited route network out of the Houston area makes that tough.
Of course, if you do decide to start flying JetBlue with any regularly then I’d give some serious consideration to the JetBlue Plus Card that allows you to get 10% of your redeemed JetBlue points back, earn 6x points on JetBlue charges, as well as some discounts on drinks and checked bags that you don’t really need with Mosaic status. The sign-up bonus of 30,000 points after you spend $1,000 on the card in the first 90 days is solid regardless of your elite status level.
Are you about to be one of JetBlue’s newest Mosaic elites?
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