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JetBlue has just brought back a status match and challenge to their Mosaic tier, but only between July 14 and August 14, 2017. They offered a similar promotion last year, though it expired on May 31, 2016, so this is the first time we’ve seen this promotion in over a year. There are two methods through which you can qualify, depending on whether you have status with a competitor or not.
Benefits of JetBlue Mosaic
Under normal circumstances you can qualify for JetBlue Mosaic status in one of three ways:
- 30 segments plus 12,000 flight points (which equates to $4,000 of spend)
- 15,000 flight points (which equates to $5,000 of spend)
- Spend $50,000 on JetBlue Plus Card in a year, which comes with many other benefits as well
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 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 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.
JetBlue A320 cabin
This is a generous promotion for anyone who flies JetBlue with any frequency. If you have status with another program you can have your status matched through the end of 2017, and if you spend $1,250 within 90 days you’ll keep your status through the end of 2018.
Even if you don’t have status, being able to earn Mosaic status for almost 18 months for just $1,250 of spend within 90 days is a great value.
Do keep in mind there’s potentially one downside to registering. You don’t earn the 15,000 point bonus if you qualify for Mosaic status through a match or a challenge, so if you’re close to qualifying for Mosaic status without the challenge, you might not want to sign-up for this, since you’d be forgoing 15,000 points.
Do you plan on signing up for a JetBlue Mosaic status match or challenge?