Citi, JetBlue

JetBlue is Now Permanent 1:1 Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner

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Let’s start with what should be obvious:

Transfering any points to JetBlue is *rarely* going to be a fantastic use of any transferable points, largely because they have a value that is fixed to their cash fares. But on some fares, like MINT, you can get a bit over 1.5 cents a point in value so for some people, especially those without a Chase Sapphire Reserve to spend their URs at 1.5 cents each, it could make sense on occasion. The better use would be to top off an existing JetBlue TrueBlue account for an award.

Until recently, both Amex and Citi had less than 1:1 ratios, making it super uncompelling to say the least.

Amex recently had a bonus that got you 1 TrueBlue point per Membership Rewards point. And Citi had a promo that worked out to 1,040 TrueBlue points for 1,000 Citi.

And then Chase added JetBlue as a 1:1 UR partner.

Now, Citi makes it simple. 1:1 anytime.

This does, though, leave open the door for transfer bonuses above the 1:1 ratio – a point where it could actually make for a nice deal. We’ll see….

Would you transfer your Citi ThankYou points to JetBlue? 

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