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JetBlue has finally caved to the inevitable and become the final major US airline to announce that it will be extending elite status for all members of its Mosaic program. The airline has also made changes to this year’s Mosaic status threshold as well as launching a promotion to encourage travelers back into the air and introducing a very nice bonus too.
JetBlue Mosaic Status Extensions
All current Mosaic members will have their elite status extended through to the end of 2021. This applies to all members of the Mosaic program whose current status is set to expire on 31 December 2020.
New Mosaic Qualification Targets For 2020
Following in the footsteps of United and American, JetBlue has reduced the criteria for earning Mosaic status in 2020. With is looking increasingly likely that at least half of 2020 will be lost to flyers around the US, JetBlue has reduced the status qualification criteria by half:
- Old Requirements: 15,000 points or 12,000 points + 30 segments
- New Requirements: 7,500 points or 6,000 points + 15 segments
All Mosaic members will continue to receive 15,000 bonus TrueBlue points upon qualification.
Earn Double TrueBlue Points For New Bookings
In a bid to tempt people into flying again (or to get people who are still traveling to consider booking with JetBlue), the airline has launched a new promotion in which it’s offering double base points for new bookings made by the middle of next month.
These are the details:
- Book by 15 June 2020
- Travel must be completed by 4 January 2021
- Blue Basic Fares will earn 2 points/dollar
- Blue Fares and above will earn 6 points/dollar
- Applies to JetBlue operated flights only
No registration is required but this offer only applies to new bookings. Full terms and conditions can be found via this link.
Gift Mosaic Status To A Friend
JetBlue is allowing current Mosaic members to nominate one other TrueBlue program member to enjoy Mosaic status between 15 June 2020 and 15 June 2021. There doesn’t appear to be any catch to this and there are no qualification criteria – you just have to nominate another TrueBlue member and they’ll be gifted Mosaic status.
Mosaic members need to fill in this form by 1 June 2020 and JetBlue will do the rest.
Note: Travelers who get Mosaic status courtesy of this promotion will not be given the 15,000 bonus points that are usually awarded when a flyer meets the qualification criteria.
It’s not really a surprise that JetBlue is extending Mosaic Status and it’s not a surprise that the airline has reduced the qualification criteria for 2020 because it’s looking increasingly likely that most of 2020 will be a write-off for most people from a travel standpoint.
If you’re still flying or if you’ll be taking to the skies soon, the double points promotion will probably be of interest, but I don’t see it being lucrative enough to tempt people to make new plans at this point in time. For most, there’s still a lot of uncertainty and confusion surrounding the health and safety aspect of sharing a confined space with a lot of people they don’t know and a double points promotion isn’t going to change that.
Allowing Mosaic members to gift status to one other TrueBlue member is a very nice idea and one which will probably go down very well with JetBlue loyalists. It doesn’t make up for the fact that the airline has been acting horrendously when it comes to refunding customers their money following the cancellation of their flights, but it’s a nice touch nonetheless.
Now that JetBlue has extended everyone’s Mosaic status to the end of next year, all major US airlines have now taken steps to keep their more frequent flyers happy…although some have done a better job than others.