Chase Adds JetBlue As An Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

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Chase has added JetBlue TrueBlue as a transfer partner of Ultimate Rewards as of August 26, 2018. The move comes unannounced the day after Chase dropped Korean Air as a transfer partner, and does restore some value to Ultimate Rewards especially if you're a JetBlue loyalist. This won't get you to Australia in suites, but it could help you help you top off an account to try Mint service on a transcontinental flight.

JetBlue Transfer Partner of Ultimate Rewards

The partnership is an excellent move for JetBlue and puts it in a unique position amongst other US airlines. You can now transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Points (along with Marriott Rewards) to JetBlue. The move adds another option to an already wide range of options to earn JetBlue TrueBlue rewards.

Our Take

While JetBlue doesn't have the same route and partner network of other airlines, if you happen to be based in one of its hubs or focus cities, this is excellent news.

Chase Adds JetBlue As An Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner
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Comments

  • I use jetBlue, so this is a great move for me. Wasn’t JetBlue part of the Citi ThankYou program too?

  • I guess this is better than nothing, but the loss of KE is so much bigger than the gain of Jet Blue. 🙁

    • Absolutely correct. I mean , Mint is nice, but it in my experience, it seems it’s only available transcon, and I’ve never been able to to book Mint along with a leg in economy under one PNR.

    • Agreed. While it’s great that Chase quickly replaced an outgoing airline JetBlue is an okay transfer partner.

    • The move to add JetBlue is much,much better than dropping KE. I often fly to Dominican Republic and JetBlue goes from JFK to DR with multiple destinations.

  • Yay! I love Jetblue.

  • Some welcome (albeit small) consolation for the loss of SkyPass…

  • I really like JetBlue so it’s nice to have another option.

  • I enjoy JetBlue service, just wish I had more routes/options. But I’m pleased with this.

  • JetBlue is one of the best east coast options to vegas and the west. Happy to see chase UR is an option

  • Better than nothing, but was hoping for an international carrier with a good redemption opportunity…

  • Juliana Ross says:

    JetBlue points are, in my opinion, one of the most valuable currencies to have.

  • Bernard Say says:

    It is nice that they added jetblue but this does not make up for losing Korean Airlines as a transfer partner.

  • hooray! I love jetblue. the only good airline left after the VX buyout

  • Good to see another option with JB.

  • Chases offer a 1:1 transfer, unlike Amex.

  • Someday JetBlue may stop near us but not yet, so this isn’t worth it.

  • This is excellent news but transferring should be done with caution: Although Jetblue points never expire and Chase points transfer at a 1 to 1 ratio (Which is not the case with the other flexible points), if you have the Sapphire Reserve, the ticket “bought” with Chase points through the portal may cost less than the number of Jetblue points required for an award flight. So it is very important to do some research before making the transfer in this case.

  • I love the Chase UR program. I applaud their addition of JetBlue.

  • Good for east coast folks!

  • Always good, even though I find Ultimate Rewards has better redemption options than Amex and Thank You, generally.

  • Good thing about TrueBlue is if you have the JetBlue Plus card, you get 10% of your redeemed TrueBlue points back for a flight after you have flown the flight. So before you think about transferring Chase to JetBlue, see if redeeming Chase points for a JetBlue flight at the Chase Travel Portal and earning JetBlue points in the process is still better than transferring 1:1 from Chase to JetBlue and then getting 10% of your TrueBlue points after a JetBlue flight redemption. Yes, it’s some strategy and math, but that’s why we are in this game.

  • I so want to fly on JetBlue, however, they just don’t really have a lot of options our of Dallas. I’ve built up some points with them and it’ll be awesome to use them for something. I figure that it never hurts to have miles in an account if you get stuck somewhere. I found where they have Mint service. Well, no wonder people like it so much. It looks sweet.

  • Lillian Dikovitsky says:

    I may have to join Jet Blue. I have never flown them.

  • Nice addition to the program!

  • New to JetBlue, I opened a new TrueBlue account. Had to wait overnight before Chase UR could validate it, them transferred points. Booked a flight which we are excited about, trying a new airline we read so much good about.

    Had to pay cash instead of points to upgrade from Core seats to Even More Space.

    I had already closed my Sapphire Reserve card, due to Citi Prestige more valuable for 4th night free, and Citi Costco 3x cashback for worldwide dining and travel. I know using points for this may have “cost” slightly more than Chase Travel booking at 1.5x.

    In the past we have gotten much higher redemption values from Korean 1st class and Park Hyatts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sydney. However, we also wants to use UR points for domestic travel.

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