JetBlue PointsMatch Promotion
JetBlue ran a promotion at the end of June into early July called PointsMatch. Read more about the promotion here. I transferred some SPG points to Virgin for both my wife and I to take advantage of deal.
In order to receive the points match, you had to complete a round-trip flight on JetBlue in July or August. That is why I refer to it as a mileage run. In other words, you’re flying primarily to earn the miles not because of your final destination.
After receiving confirmation that we were both registered for the promotion, I started searching for round-trip flights from Seattle. We didn’t want to have to take any time off of work so I was primarily looking for flights that left on Friday night or Saturday morning and returned by Sunday night. The only non-stop flights from Seattle are routes to Long Beach and Anchorage. My wife didn’t really have any desire to go to Anchorage and we have family in SoCal so we chose to look for a round trip flight to Long Beach.
I ended up finding round-trip flights for $160/person to Long Beach about a week later. The inbound flight was on Saturday morning flight with an outbound flight on Sunday night. Since I had status matched our companion pass to JetBlue’s Mosaic status, I went ahead and booked it knowing that if the timing didn’t work out we could change or cancel without any fees.
Our flight down from Seattle to Long Beach was pretty uneventful. We grabbed a small breakfast at the Centurion Lounge before leaving. I tried to ask the gate agent if we could be upgraded to Even More Space seats as a Mosaic member, but was told it would be $40. After we were seated and underway, the flight attendants each came by and thanked me for my loyalty as a Mosaic member. I definitely thought that was a nice touch.
Once we got down to SoCal we visited with family on Saturday. On Sunday morning, my aunt was able to get us free tickets to Disneyland. Here’s a short video of our 8 hour day at Disneyland:
When we checked in for our flight from Long Beach to Seattle, I spoke with the gate agent about upgrading to Even More Space seats. She was happy to do so and we were seated in the exit row. It had significantly more space as my feet could barely touch my bag under the seat in front. Our flight back went by pretty quickly despite the Wi-Fi on the plane not working.
Overall, the JetBlue has one of the best domestic economy products out there. It’s too bad they only have 4-5 non-stop routes out of Seattle. However, we will definitely be flying on JetBlue more frequently due to the points we have now.