Last Chance: Request JetBlue Mosaic Status Match Or Challenge

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For the past month, JetBlue has been offering a Mosaic status match and challenge promotion. JetBlue offered this more frequently in the past, though this is the first time we’ve seen such a promotion this year. The promotion started on July 14, and is only valid through August 14, 2017.

If you’re interested and haven’t yet requested a JetBlue Mosaic status match or challenge, you’ll want to do so by 11:59PM ET tomorrow.

As a reminder, here’s what you need to know about Mosaic benefits, and also about how the match or challenge works:

Benefits of JetBlue Mosaic

Under normal circumstances you can qualify for JetBlue Mosaic status in one of three ways:

JetBlue-Mosaic-Status

The benefits of JetBlue Mosaic status include the following:

  • No change or cancelation fees on tickets
  • First and second checked bag free
  • Expedited security
  • Priority boarding
  • An additional three points per dollar spent on JetBlue (for a total of nine points per dollar spent on jetblue.com)
  • Complimentary alcoholic beverages onboard
  • Dedicated customer service phone number
  • Discounted upgrades to Even More Space seating
  • 15,000 bonus points when you qualify for Mosaic status (though you don’t get that if you earn it through a status match or challenge)

Specific to the upgrades, Mosaic members can upgrade to Even More Space seating for the following number of points:

  • A $10 seat upgrade costs 200 points
  • A $25 seat upgrade costs 300 points
  • A $45 seat upgrade costs 500 points
  • A $90 seat upgrade costs 1,000 points

I value JetBlue points at ~1.4 cents each, so that represents a huge discount over the paid cost of an upgrade. That means you can upgrade a New York to Los Angeles flight to Even More Space seating for just 1,000 points, which are worth ~$14.

JetBlue-Legroom
Lots of legroom in JetBlue Even More Space seating

JetBlue Mosaic Status Match

You’re eligible for a Mosaic status match if you hold one of the following status levels with a competing airline:

  • Virgin America®: Elevate® Silver, Elevate® Gold
  • Alaska Airlines®: Mileage Plan™; MVP® Gold or MVP® Gold 75k
  • American Airlines®: AAdvantage Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum Pro®, AAdvantage Executive Platinum®
  • Delta®: SkyMiles Medallion® Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond
  • Southwest Airlines®: Rapid Rewards® A-List Preferred or Companion Pass
  • United®: MileagePlus® Premier® Silver, Gold, Platinum or Premier1K®

To request a status match you simply have to fill out the form on this page, including your name, TrueBlue number, and proof of status with another program, which could include a copy of your statement or current credentials card with a competitor.

Status matches are valid through the end of 2017, and you’ll then automatically be enrolled in a status challenge to maintain your status through 2018.

JetBlue-A321
JetBlue A321

JetBlue Mosaic Status Challenge

If you don’t have status with a competitor you can still do a status challenge. The challenge is open to any TrueBlue member. Upon registering you’ll have 90 days to earn 3,750 base flight points, which will get you status through the end of 2018.

You earn three base flight miles per dollar spent, meaning you need to spend $1,250 on JetBlue (before taxes & fees) to qualify for the status.

Here’s the link to enroll for the challenge.

JetBlue
JetBlue A320 cabin

Bottom line

If you haven’t yet requested a JetBlue status match or challenge, this is your last chance to do so. What makes this unique is that you can request a challenge even if you don’t have status with another loyalty program.

While JetBlue elite status isn’t quite as valuable as status with the legacy airlines, flying with JetBlue is actually a pleasant experience. Being a Mosaic member will earn you bonus points, waived change fees on tickets, reasonably priced upgrades to Even More Space seats, and more.

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Comments

  1. Is there a limit to the number of times one can enroll in the match or challenge (i.e. once per lifetime, once every five years, etc.)?

  2. Hmm. I have AA Platinum right now. I’ve requalified for Gold this year, but have a bit to get back to Platinum for 2018. I have at least one business transcon this year – it seems that one Jet Blue mint flight gets me Mosaic got all of 2018. Is Mosaic worth it enough for me to risk downgrading to AA Platinum?

  3. It seems that JetBlue proactively retroactively enrolled me in the challenge, because I ended up with Mosaic status even without requesting the challenge. I thought that it was a mistake at first, but I just received my Mosaic welcome package with card that shows the status valid through the end of 2018.

    My assumption is that it was a result of my participating in their Virgin America points match promotion last year, and they kept track my Virgin status. What’s even more surprising to me is that my JetBlue qualifying flights occurred *before* the status challenge was announced.

    Their promotions were effective in my case. I’d not flown JetBlue previously, but now they would be my first choice for a transcontinental flight.

  4. I am unable to upload the pic of companion pass -tried with Chrome, Firefox and Safari – anyone have luck with this another way? any suggestions? I wrote to customer service but it says it could take 48 hours and the promo will be over by then. Thanks!

  5. AA gold seems to be excluded, yes. And no there doesn’t seem to be a restriction to repeating. I did it last year.

  6. @ Anthony: I’m pretty much in the same boat. AA Plat, already re-qualified for Gold. I have one transcon this week that would have put me on the path to re-qualify for Plat if taken with AA. However, AA business cost more than twice as much as JetBlue Mint. This infuriated me so much (paying more for an inferior product) that I signed up for the Mosaic challenge and booked Mint. This means I probably won’t be AA Plat next year; so be it.

  7. Thanks lucky, trying JB for the first time at Christmas. Now I need to find something else to do with my Amex credits as it was going to pay for the bags!

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