How To Calculate JetBlue Points On Flights

Get the details on how JetBlue Points are calculated when flying JetBlue Airways and how fare, class, and JetBlue credit cards play a role.


JetBlue members can earn anywhere between 1 to 15 JetBlue TrueBlue Points per $1 spent on JetBlue flights. This consists of a combination between base points, booking bonus points, JetBlue credit card points, and points earned from Mosaic status. This page will break down how JetBlue Points are calculate on JetBlue flights.

Getting Started & Things To Note

JetBlue TrueBlue Points are primarily earned flying JetBlue Airways and using JetBlue credit cards. Points earned with JetBlue can be used for award flights, vacation packages, magazines, and even flights on Hawaiian Airlines. Before we dive into how your JetBlue Points are calculated, there's a few things that you'll need to know if you're to start earning points.

Sign Up For A JetBlue TrueBlue Account

In order to earn JetBlue TrueBlue Points, one must have a JetBlue TrueBlue account. This is fairly easy to do, it's free, and it only requires a few small bits of information.

How To Sign Up

  1. Head to JetBlue.com.
  2. Click Join at the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter your personal information.
  4. Create your credentials.
  5. Pick the closest (or favorite) departure airport.
  6. Set up your security questions.
  7. Click Sign Up.

You'll be given a JetBlue TrueBlue membership number which you'll want to keep track of since you'll need it at times.

Book JetBlue Flights Direct

If you're looking to earn JetBlue TrueBlue Points, you'll need to book your flights with JetBlue Airways. Typically, booking direct is the best way to go if you want to 100% make sure you'll receive points as well as receive credit for your flight to push you towards Mosaic Status. On top of that, JetBlue members who book their flights through JetBlue.com or using the JetBlue app will earn double the base points. Booking through third parties or online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Expedia, Orbitz, and others may save you a few bucks, but you'd generally be better off booking direct. If a problem was to arise with your flight, JetBlue is likely to handle it with ease whereas handling it with an online travel agency will usually lead to headaches.

How To Calculate JetBlue TrueBlue Points

JetBlue TrueBlue members can earn JetBlue Points flying JetBlue Airways and using JetBlue credit cards. On top of that, JetBlue members can also earn additional points by obtaining JetBlue Mosaic Status. All together, the JetBlue Points you earn will consist of base points, booking bonus points, JetBlue credit card points, and Mosaic status points.

JetBlue Base Points

Base Points for JetBlue depends on how you book your flight and the fare option you choose when you book your flight. Members who book a Blue Basic fare flight will earn 1 base TrueBlue Point per $1 spent whereas booking the other four fares (Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra, Mint) will earn 3 base TrueBlue Points per $1 spent.

Blue Basic

Blue Basic is JetBlue's lowest fare. It includes a single carry-on item and 1 personal item. You can select a seat 24 hours in advance for an extra fee. It's great for those who want to get from point A to point B at the cheapest price possible.

Blue

Blue is JetBlue's general fare. It allows you to select your seat in advance and you'll be able to partake in flight cancellations and changes for a fee.

Blue Plus

Blue Plus is pretty much the same as Blue, but you'll be able to check a bag.

Blue Extra

Blue Extra grants several benefits when flying JetBlue. While you will not get the checked bag, you'll receive early boarding and be able to partake in flight cancellations and changes without a fee.

Mint

Mint is the highest fare. It includes 2 checked bags, early boarding, and the ability to partake in flight cancellations and changes with a fee.

Mosaic & JetBlue Cards

Having JetBlue Mosaic Status and/or having JetBlue credit cards will have a heavy impact on the benefits you'll receive with each tier. You can get the full details on JetBlue's Our Fares page.

JetBlue Booking Bonus

JetBlue members who book directly though JetBlue.com or use the JetBlue app will earn double the points as a booking bonus. This means those who book a Blue Basic fare will earn a total of 2 JetBlue Points per $1 and those who book the other four fares will earn a total of 6 JetBlue Points per $1. This is a very generous bonus that makes it easily worth booking direct with JetBlue. Depending on the cost of the flight, earning double the JetBlue Points can easily make up for the few dollars you would save booking through a third party. Below are a few point examples of booking direct versus booking through a third party with JetBlue.

JetBlue Spend
Based on Blue fare or higher
Third Party
Expedia, Orbitz, etc.
Booking Direct
JetBlue.com / JetBlue App
$100 300 Points 600 Points
$500 1,500 Points 3,000 Points
$1,000 3,000 Points 6,000 Points
$3,000 9,000 Points 18,000 Points

Earning the booking bonus will get you closer to your next redemption two times faster. Depending on how much you spend, you may want to consider booking direct.

JetBlue Card Bonus

There are three JetBlue credit cards that can earn you JetBlue Points on everyday spend. The JetBlue Credit Card earns 3 TrueBlue Points per $1 spent while the JetBlue Plus and JetBlue Business cards will earn you 6 TrueBlue Points per $1 spent. The card you choose will depend on the perks you're looking for when flying JetBlue. If you fly JetBlue a good amount of times per year, the higher earning rate and benefits that comes with the JetBlue Plus and JetBlue Business cards will probably be the better option.

JetBlue Points will earn TrueBlue per $1 spent on the entire cost of the JetBlue purchase which includes taxes and fees. Below are a few simple examples that shows you how many additional points you can earn using JetBlue credit cards on your bookings.

JetBlue Spend JetBlue Credit Card
3x per $1
JetBlue Plus/Business Card
6x per $1
$100 300 Points 600 Points
$300 900 Points 1,800 Points
$525 1,575 Points 3,150 Points

You'll basically be earning double the points using the JetBlue Plus or JetBlue Business Card over the JetBlue Card. Do note that the Plus and Business cards do have annual fees. You'll want to use the JetBlue Credit Card Point Calculators to find out if you spend enough money to make the annual fees worth it. Of course, if you like the benefits that come with each card, that could play a role in making either card worth it as well.

compare jetblue cards
Calculate total points and the cash value of JetBlue credit cards with the credit card calculators.

JetBlue Points earned via credit card spend will not be reflected in your balance after your flight like the other bonuses. You will earn all your JetBlue credit card points once per month when your statement cuts with Barclays. For example, if you spend a total of $1,500 on your JetBlue Plus card during July, you'll receive those 9,000 JetBlue Points (6x) once your July statement ends. When you get those points will depend on your statement end date.

JetBlue Mosaic Status Bonus

With JetBlue, you're either a member or a Mosaic member. Mosaic status is obtained after earning after you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Earn 15,000 Base Points on Flights
  • Fly 30 Segments & Earn 12,00 Base Points on Flights
  • Spend $50,000 on either the JetBlue Plus or JetBlue Business Card

JetBlue Mosaic Status comes with a bunch of benefits which includes a bonus 3 points per $1 spent on JetBlue flights. If book direct with JetBlue, you'll be able to obtain a total of 5 to 9 points depending on which fare you're dealing with.

It's a pretty simple calculation, but I always like to show examples. The spend below shows the difference between those booking a Blue fare or higher directly with JetBlue with no status versus someone with Mosaic status.

JetBlue Spend
Book Direct; Blue Fare or Higher
No Status
6x per $1
Mosaic Status
9x per $1
$100 600 Points 900 Points
$225 1,350 Points 2,025 Points
$300 1,800 Points 2,700 Points

When it comes to earning 15,000 Base Points, you will need to spend $5,000 on JetBlue flights (base fare only). Earning 12,000 Base Points will require a slightly less $4,000 in JetBlue spend (base fare only). If you fly JetBlue a lot, this might not be too hard to obtain, but if you only fly a few times per year this may not be reachable.

Calculate JetBlue TrueBlue Points

The JetBlue Point Earning Calculator below will estimate how many JetBlue Points you can earn based on the cost of your flight when you factor in all of the methods discussed above. This includes:

  • Base Fare
  • Booking Bonus
  • JetBlue Credit Cards
  • Mosaic Status

The base fare is the amount before taxes, fees, and surcharges are added. When you're planning/booking your flight, JetBlue will show you the base fare on the same page that you choose your flights under the Itinerary section. Base fare is used for all calculations except for JetBlue credit card spend.

jetblue base fare
The base fare is listed before taxes & fees.

The total fare is the cost of the trip after taxes and fees are factored in. The credit card points will be based on this spend. The total fare is displayed as the estimated total under the itinerary in several spots.

jetblue base fare
The estimated fare is factors in taxes & fees.

You can enter these values into the proper fields in the calculator, select the fare, and whether or not you'll be booking direct. The calculator will then output the amount of points you can earn with respect to being a JetBlue member or Mosaic member.

Spend
Spend
Point Estimator JetBlue Member JetBlue Mosaic
Estimate Points 0 Points 0 Points

Summary

JetBlue makes it easy to earn lots of TrueBlue Points per $1 spent. You can maximize your earnings by booking directly with JetBlue, booking non-Blue Basic fares, and using JetBlue credit cards. If you fly JetBlue enough or run heavy spend through the JetBlue Plus or JetBlue Business cards, you can also obtain Mosaic status which add even more points to your account.

If you're looking for ways to earn JetBlue Points, you can earn more points with JetBlue Partners which includes flying partner airlines, using Lyft to/from the airport, booking rentals with Avis and Budget, and even shopping online with Groupon and Amazon. You can also earn more points by transferring rewards from partner programs directly to your JetBlue TrueBlue account. This is an easy way to earn large amounts of JetBlue Points fast on everyday spend and sign up bonuses from partner credit cards.


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