JetBlue is now a Citi ThankYou partner
JetBlue is now a Citi Thank You partner. It’s lukewarm news, but I’m always happy to have more ways to spend my trove of ThankYou points. The reason it is lukewarm is that given JetBlue’s own fixed redemption scheme (just like the theoretical Delta move, JetBlue already does revenue based redemption), you are better off spending your TY points at 1.3x (Prestige cards) or 1.25x (other cards) through the booking portal rather than transfer at a ratio with AT BEST gives you 0.8 JetBlue points per ThankYou point. That’s with a prestige card. You’ll need to transfer TWO points for one JetBlue point with any other ThankYou flavor.
Quick Math: A MINT flight JFK-LAX. Nov 25, 7:14am.
Cost in cash: $599
Cost in JetBlue points: 45,300 (plus $5.60)
With my Prestige card in the Thank You portal: 44,969 (+$0.00)
If I transferred points to Jetblue?? It would cost me 56,625 ThankYou points!
The kicker?? I’ll earn TrueBlue points on that revenue ticket that Citi will buy me for the 44,969 points.
I don’t know who came up with this, but it doesn’t make sense to transfer UNLESS you are topping off for an award. In that case, top away!