What Is The Difference Between JetBlue’s TrueBlue Tiles And Points? - Veritastech Pilot Academy (2024)

Summary

  • TrueBlue program offers both Points & Tiles for rewards, with Points as the program’s currency.
  • Points can be earned from various sources, including JetBlue flights and credit card spending.
  • Tiles track activity for elite status, with different Mosaic levels offering various benefits.

TrueBlue is the loyalty program of US airline JetBlue. Like all loyalty programs, it is a way for frequent flyers to be rewarded for continued travel with the airline. As JetBlue is not a member of any of the major airline alliances, rewards are more focused on JetBlue use.

Frequent travelers are rewarded in two ways – with points or miles, and with elite perks. Tiles and Points with TrueBlue reflect this. Points are the currency of the program, earned and used on flights or other items. Tiles are a system that determines Mosaic status within the program.

TrueBlue Points vs. Tiles

When using, or researching, the JetBlue TrueBlue loyalty program, you will hear about Points and Tiles. These are different terms, and there are important distinctions between them.

  • Points are the main currency of the program – earned from flights, credit card spending, and other sources. Once earned, they can be spent on flight award tickets, upgrades, and several other ways.
  • Tiles are used to track activity and reward members with Mosaic elite status. They are awarded for flights and credit card spending. Each Mosaic level requires a certain amount of Tiles.

Many loyalty programs have the same concept of separate systems for redeemable points (or miles) and for tracking elite status. For example:

  • American Airlines AAdvantage has AAdvantage miles and Loyalty Points.
  • United Airlines UnitedPlus has miles and Premier qualifying points (PQP).
  • British Airways Executive Club has Avios and Tier Points.

Earning and Spending TrueBlue Points

Points are earned in many different ways. The obvious way to earn points is from JetBlue flights. However, as with most other loyalty programs, there are additional ways – including flights with several other airlines, co-branded credit card spending, and travel and retail sources.

Points from JetBlue flights are awarded based on the ticket price. Members earn one point per dollar spent on the lowest Blue Basic fares and three points per dollar on all other fares (including Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra, and Mint). There are several additional bonuses, including:

  • Book direct with JetBlue earns an additional one point per dollar for Blue Basic and three points per dollar for other fares.
  • An additional three points per dollar are required for any level of TrueBlue Mosaic elite status.
  • An additional three to six points per dollar when using a co-branded credit card.
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Although JetBlue is not a member of any of the major airline alliances, there are several partnerships in place to earn Points with other airlines (these will not earn Tiles). These all earn points based on the flight distance and ticket booking code. Note that the previous earning partnership with American Airlines has ended. Airlines available are:

  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • JSX
  • Icelandair
  • Qatar Airways
  • Silver Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways

Read more about the different ways to earn JetBlue TrueBlue Points.

Once earned, TrueBlue Points can be spent on flight awards. Other options are very limited. Flights with JetBlue are priced based on the equivalent cash fare This dynamic pricing method means that points can be used for almost all flights, with the number of points required increasing as the ticket price increases.

The only other award partner is Hawaiian Airlines. These flights have fixed-priced redemption rates based on the origin and destination region of the flight. Flights will have restricted availability (controlled by Hawaiian Airlines), but always for the same fixed rate. With fixed prices, there is a greater chance of finding good value, but options are limited.

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Discover ways to spend points and the different prices for flight award tickets in our guide.

Earning TrueBlue Tiles

Tiles are used to determine Mosaic status. JetBlue has moved away from an elite qualifying points system to a simple spend-based system to determine status.

Tiles are awarded based on flying and credit card activity as follows:

  • One Tile is earned for every $100 spent on JetBlue flights, vacation packages, or Paisly by JetBlue.
  • One Tile is earned for every $1,000 spent on any co-branded JetBlue credit card.

Tiles are reset each calendar year, with one of four Mosaic statuses awarded based on the number of tiles earned during that year. The Mosaic levels are:

  • Mosaic 1 – earned with 50 Tiles
  • Mosaic 2 – earned with 100 Tiles
  • Mosaic 3 – earned with 150 Tiles
  • Mosaic 4 – earned with 250 Tiles
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Each Mosaic level offers increasing benefits when flying JetBlue. The top level of Mosaic 4 offers some unique, industry-leading benefits, including two upgrade certificates and four one-way BLADE Airport helicopter transfers in New York.

Read more about the different tiers of JetBlue’s TrueBlue program

There are additional benefits from Tile earning as well. For the earliest levels (up to 50 Tiles for Mosaic 1), members can choose one of the following benefits for every 10 Tiles they earn:

  • Early boarding in Group B (not on Blue Basic fares).
  • Priority security.
  • First alcoholic drink free.
  • Double points on any one JetBlue vacation booking.
  • 5,000 point bonus.

Additional benefits, known as ‘Perks You Pick,’ are then available every time you move up a Mosaic tier. They include:

  • Pet fee waiver on all flights.
  • $99 one-time statement credit for select credit cards.
  • 20 Tile bonus.
  • Gift 20 Tiles to another member.
  • 15,000 point bonus.
  • Mint Suite Priority (choose your Suite before check-in for free, excludes Mint Studio).
  • IHG One Rewards Platinum Elite status.

Are you a regular user of JetBlue’s TrueBlue program? Feel free to discuss the details, earnings, and use of Points and Tiles further in the comments section below.


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    JetBlue
    IATA/ICAO Code:
    B6/JBA
    Hub(s):
    Boston Logan International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, New York JFK Airport, Orlando International Airport
    Year Founded:
    2000
    CEO:
    Robin Hayes
    Country:
    United States
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    TrueBlue
    Participating Airlines:
    JetBlue
    Owner:
    JetBlue
    Region:
    North America
    Countries:
    United States
    Established Date:
    2008-00-00
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