[Now Live!] Here’s What American Will Charge For JetBlue Award Flights, And How It Compares To What Emirates Charges For JetBlue Flights

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Update: You can now call American to book JetBlue award flights. The ability to use AA.com to book JetBlue flights will be added in the coming weeks and the ability to use JetBlue points for AA flights will come later on.

I used ITA Matrix to search for JetBlue award availability in P class for economy and I class for MINT. You can see how to do that in this post about using Emirates miles for JetBlue flights.

After finding sample award space in both cabins from JFK to Las Vegas on 12/14 I called American to see if they could book it. The agent first said they couldn’t book JetBlue, but after I said that I got a message from American saying I could call to book, he agreed to try. After searching through several systems he confirmed that he was able to book or hold the JetBlue flight in economy for 12.5K miles or in MINT for 50K miles!

Will you use AA miles for JetBlue flights?


Originally posted on 10/18:

In November, American will add the ability to book travel on nearly all JetBlue flights, excluding their flights to London.

Below is what American will charge for those flights. While JetBlue economy partner award space is somewhat stingy, their MINT partner award space is excellent. Unfortunately, American isn’t going to let those seats go for cheap. They will charge the same as they do for partner first class awards and they will tack on a 15K surcharge on MINT routes between Los Angeles or San Francisco, and Boston, Fort Lauderdale, JFK, Miami, Newark, or West Palm Beach, which are found in the tier 2 chart below.

You can combine JetBlue flights with American and other partner airline flights. Below is what one-way awards including JetBlue flights will cost to/from the US48.

 EconomyTier 1 MINT flights and connecting first class travel.Tier 2 MINT flights and connecting first class travel.
US48 and Canada12.5K50K65K
Alaska15K55K70K
Hawaii22.5K80K95K
Caribbean, Mexico, Central America17.5K52.5K67.5K
South America Region 120K55K70K
South America Region 230K85K100K
Europe30K85K100K
Middle East40K115K130K
Indian Subcontinent40K115K130K
Africa40K120K135K
Asia Region 135K80K95K
Asia Region 237.5K110K125K
South Pacific40K110K125K

You can use Emirates miles or American miles to book JetBlue award flights. While Emirates has a distance based award chart, American is a region based on award chart. Below is a comparison of what they will charge for one-way flights on various routes.

 Economy with AA milesEconomy with Emirates milesMINT with AA milesMINT with Emirates miles
JFK-Boston12.5K8K--
JFK-Detroit12.5K10K--
JFK-Chicago12.5K14K--
JFK-Miami12.5K20K--
JFK-Aruba17.5K20K52.5K40K
JFK-S. Maarten17.5K20K52.5K40K
JFK-S. Thomas17.5K20K52.5K40K
JFK-Barbados17.5K26K52.5K52K
JFK-Los Cabos17.5K26K52.5K52K
JFK-Liberia17.5K26K52.5K52K
JFK-Las Vegas12.5K26K50K52K
JFK-Palm Springs12.5K26K50K52K
JFK-Reno12.5K26K50K52K
JFK-Salt Lake City12.5K26K50K52K
JFK-San Diego12.5K26K50K52K
JFK-Seattle12.5K26K50K52K
JFK-Los Angeles12.5K26K65K52K
JFK-San Francisco12.5K26K65K52K
JFK-London-32K-64K
  • You can transfer AMEX, Capital One, Chase, Or Citi points to Emirates at a 1:1 ratio or Marriott points to Emirates at a 60K:25K ratio.
  • You can transfer Marriott points to American at a 60K:25K ratio.

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Chase Ink Cash has a record high 75K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Ink Unlimited has a record high 75K signup bonus and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus, plus earn 5 points per dollar on up to $12K in groceries for 1 year, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited has a 20K signup bonus, plus earn 5 points per dollar on up to $12K in groceries for 1 year, at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.

If you or a friend has one of the following Citi cards, you can transfer points into miles:

  • Citi Premier has a record high 80,000 points for spending $4,000 in 3 months, 3 points per dollar on airfare, hotels, travel agents, groceries, gas, and dining. $95 annual fee. Read more here.

Citi no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • The Citi Double Cash card offers 2% cash back or 2 points per dollar spent everywhere that can be transferred into ThankYou points. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles. No annual fee. Read more here.
  • The Citi Custom Cash Card offers 5 points per dollar on up to $500 in purchases in your top eligible spending category each billing cycle. This is marketed as 5% cash back, but will actually come in the form of 5 ThankYou points per dollar spent! Eligible categories include Restaurants, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, Select Travel, Select Transit, Select Streaming Services, Drugstores, Home Improvement Stores, Fitness Clubs, and Live Entertainment. You will also get 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months. No annual fee. Read more here.
  • The Citi Rewards+ Card offering 15,000 points for spending $1,000 in 3 months. This card can’t transfer points on its own, but can transfer points if you have one of the Citi cards above. This card automatically rounds up rewards earned on every purchase to the nearest 10 points, meaning you earn 10 points on a $0.50 Amazon balance reload. Earn 2 points on $6K in annual spending at supermarkets, 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, and a 10% points rebate when you redeem points, up to a 10K points rebate per year. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles and get a 10% points rebate on transferred or redeemed miles. No annual fee. Read more here.

Capital One cards with transferable Membership Rewards points to miles include:

  • Capital One Venture X offering 100,000 miles+$200 towards vacation rentals, $300 annual travel credit, 10,000 mile anniversary bonus, 2-10 miles per dollar spent, Capital One Lounge access, Priority Pass Lounge access, Global Entry/Pre-Check Membership and more. $395 annual fee. Read more here.
  • Capital One Venture offering 60,000 miles, 2 miles per dollar everywhere. Global Entry/Pre-Check Membership. $95 annual fee.
  • Capital One Spark Miles offering 50,000 miles for spending $4,500 in 3 months, 2 miles per dollar everywhere. Global Entry/Pre-Check Membership. $0 intro annual fee, then $95 annual fee.

AMEX cards with transferable Membership Rewards points to Emirates include:

Marriott cards with transferable points to Emirates include:

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13 Comments On "[Now Live!] Here’s What American Will Charge For JetBlue Award Flights, And How It Compares To What Emirates Charges For JetBlue Flights"

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dave

I dont understand the 2 charts whats the main difference
SAN-JFK MINT seems excellent at 50K!

Yochai

You posted JFK-Caribbean destinations for 12.5K. Based on the chart they should be 17.5K

Makir Tovah

Jet Blue using AA points EWR TO PBI? 12.5 economy?

Josh

I use to make .50 amazon reloads with my citi rewards+ card and got a lot of points. But they lately changed the way you reload which isn’t practical anymore. You need add the load to cart and then do checkout which means that the page changes 3 times by each load and takes much more time. So need to other places to reload.

Mendel

Does it mean that the price of business award travel to Israel will be at least 115K if it includes a domestic JebBlue leg?

Isaa

Hey what do I do If tsa stole some of my stuff from my bag

Od

Hi dan di you not pick LA or SAN for a reason? is there an mint availability?

me

Can you use JetBlue travel vouchers on AA?

Oleh Chadash

The other way around. It’s much easier to pile up Trueblue pojnts than AA points. How good/bad will the conversion be to use JB points to book AA flights?

Tom

fyi only. Been trying to book an CUN-EWR flight. Called twice now and unable to find availability to use AA miles to book the Jetblue flight. Still not able to book online as of writing and agent I spoke to had no idea when that might be implemented.

Last agent said she had a memo:

Phase 1: Nov 18th Domestic Flights can be Booked on Jetblue with AA miles. I confirmed the above datapoint that JFK-LAS on 12/14/21 is available.

Phase 2: “Other Regions” (which would include Cancun) in the near future can be Booked on Jetblue with AA miles. I could not get a response whether near is 1 week or 1 month or longer, etc.

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