JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232
Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

JetBlue to Match Your Virgin America Elevate Points — But Only For a Limited Time

D o you have points in your account as a member of the Virgin America Elevate frequent flier loyalty program? Would you like to join as a member of the JetBlue Airways TrueBlue frequent flier loyalty program?

If you answered yes to those two questions, you are in luck, as your points will be matched at the minimum — and exceed your balance in most cases — if you show the balance of your Elevate account by Monday, July 4, 2016 and book and fly as a passenger aboard an airplane operated by JetBlue Airways for one round-trip flight by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

JetBlue to Match Your Virgin America Elevate Points

Here is the breakdown of the points you will earn in the JetBlue Airways TrueBlue frequent flier loyalty program depending on the balance in your Elevate program — and you can participate in this offer at a maximum of only one time:

Current Elevate Points Balance TrueBlue Points Match
500 – 5,000 5,000
5,001 – 10,000 10,000
10,001 – 30,000 30,000
30,001 – 50,000 50,000
50,001 and greater 75,000

What You Need to Do

You must send a screenshot of your Elevate account dashboard to to this e-mail address by Monday, July 4, 2016 — screenshots must include your first name, last name, and points balance — and include your TrueBlue frequent flier loyalty program account number in the e-mail message.

Your Elevate point balance and eligibility will be assessed; and once your proof of eligibility for this offer has been verified, you will receive an e-mail message to inform you that you are officially registered to participate in this promotion.

When you are indeed officially registered for this promotion, then book your reservation and fly as a passenger aboard an airplane operated by JetBlue Airways for one round-trip flight by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

After as many as six weeks have elapsed after your required round-trip flight has concluded within the aforementioned promotion period, you can enjoy your new points balance in your TrueBlue account.

Terms and Conditions

This offer is available to new or existing TrueBlue members. Your TrueBlue account number must be provided at the time of booking your flights. TrueBlue points awarded in conjunction with this promotion are considered bonus points and do not count towards earning Mosaic elite level status.

This offer does not apply to or is not valid for non-revenue travel; flights operated by airline partners; or any Getaways vacation packages, cruises, or any other product or service

This offer may not be combined with other special offers. In the event you cancel your reservation or change your reservation so that it no longer complies with the terms of this offer, you will not receive any of the promotion bonus points. This offer can be cancelled or modified at any time.

Other terms and conditions may apply.


Yes, yes — I know I am a little late in presenting this offer; but I did not want it to get lost amongst the other dozen or so articles pertaining to the same topic as posted on other weblogs of BoardingArea.

An announcement from Alaska Airlines pertaining to the acquisition of Virgin America for $2.6 billion stunned the frequent flier world this past April — outbidding JetBlue Airways in the process — and perhaps this rather generous promotion is a form of vengeance of sorts in an effort to entice members of the Virgin America Elevate frequent flier loyalty program to stray towards the TrueBlue program.

“SPG is probably the best option thanks to having a much better transfer ratio than the other transferable points programs, plus the fact that they’re selling points at a discount right now.” This may be good advice to follow from this article posted at Frequent Miler if you really want the bonus TrueBlue points badly enough; but I personally will avoid heeding this advice, as Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program points are significantly more valuable to me than TrueBlue points — for the simple reason that JetBlue Airways currently does not serve the airport which I use the most; and I have never had a reason to fly as a passenger aboard an airplane operated by JetBlue Airways.

Although seeing a promotion as good as this one is refreshing in what appears to be a dearth of good promotions offered by frequent flier loyalty programs recently — and despite benefits to TrueBlue points such as no expiration date; the pooling of points with family members to maximize the redemption of TrueBlue points for award travel; and no blackout dates on flights operated by JetBlue Airways as three examples — I will most likely not be taking advantage of it…

…and I do not want to keep track of yet another frequent flier loyalty program account — in addition to having no plans to fly as a passenger with JetBlue Airways anytime in the foreseeable future.

Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

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