Final Day to Apply for JetBlue Status Match or Challenge

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Elite status matches and trials have unlocked some seriously cool perks and experiences for me, so I highly recommend taking advantage of them when you get the chance. Today is the last day to sign-up for the JetBlue elite status match and challenge that will allow you to very easily get 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!

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If you don’t currently have elite status with an eligible carrier, you can still take advantage of the status challenge to earn JetBlue elite status much faster than normal.

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 today, August 14, 2017, and within two weeks you should get an email from JetBlue informing you of their decision to match your current elite status.

Do a Challenge to Keep JetBlue Elite Perks Through 2018

That all comes pretty much without any 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.

This challenge portion of the offer is open to everyone, even without current elite status with another airline.

With JetBlue you earn 3 points per dollar spent on base airfare, so you need to spend and fly $1250 worth of 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 traditional first class section (though they do have even better Mint suites), so first class upgrades are not a feature of their elite program.

Since this is a free and easy match I think it is worth doing if you are eligible just in case you need it, even if you aren’t 100% sure JetBlue is in your travel plans. I just submitted my documents today 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 seats at some point, though their limited route network out of the Houston area makes that tougher than it would be for some.

JetBlue Mint Suite

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 score you some discounts on drinks and checked bags (that you don’t really need if you have 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.

Have you submitted your info for the JetBlue status match or challenge?

Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.

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