Ends Today: Should You Transfer AMEX Points To JetBlue With A 25% Bonus?

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Originally posted on 11/2:

Typically, it’s not worth transferring AMEX Membership Rewards points to JetBlue points as 250 AMEX points normally convert into 200 JetBlue points.

However until 11/30 there is a 25% bonus, which means that 250 AMEX points will convert into 250 JetBlue points.

Unfortunately AMEX charges a fee to transfer points to US airlines. That adds 60 cents for every 1,000 points transferred with a maximum fee of $99 per transaction.

If you have a JetBlue Plus Card you can get a 10% rebate when redeeming JetBlue points.

Let’s take a look at the value of JetBlue points on several routes.

  • A flight from Newark to Fort Lauderdale on 1/28 is $40.20 or 2,000 points+$5.60, a value of 1.73 cents per point. JetBlue Plus Cardholders will effectively pay 1,800 points, a value of 1.92 cents per point.
  • A flight from Orlando to Los Angeles on 2/1 is $47.20 or 2,500 points+$5.60, a value of 1.67 cents per point. JetBlue Plus Cardholders will effectively pay 2,250 points, a value of 1.85 cents per point.
  • A flight from JFK to Chicago on 11/8 is $67.20 or 4,000 points+$5.60, a value of 1.54 cents per point. JetBlue Plus Cardholders will effectively pay 3,600 points, a value of 1.71 cents per point.
  • A flight from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale on 1/28 is $98.20 or 6,300 points+$5.60, a value of 1.5 cents per point. JetBlue Plus Cardholders will effectively pay 5,670 points, a value of 1.63 cents per point.
  • A flight from JFK to Bermuda on 12/4 is $73.10 or 3,400 points+$5.60, a value of 1.99 cents per point. JetBlue Plus Cardholders will effectively pay 3,060 points, a value of 2.2 cents per point.
  • A flight from Fort Lauderdale to Havana on 12/4 is $93.10 or 3,000 points+$30.60, a value of 2.08 cents per point. JetBlue Plus Cardholders will effectively pay 2,700 points, a value of 2.31 cents per point.
  • A flight from JFK to Los Angeles on 12/5 is $118.20 or 7,800 points+$5.60, a value of 1.44 cents per point. JetBlue Plus Cardholders will effectively pay 7,020 points, a value of 1.6 cents per point.

On average, you should be able to get a value of at least 1.5 cents per JetBlue point or 1.7 cents cents per JetBlue points if you have a JetBlue Plus Card.

It’s not a mind-blowing redemption like I’ve received when flying from JFK to Europe in a $10,000 Singapore suite for 57K miles or when booking a last-minute Cleveland-NYC flight for 7.5K points instead of paying $500, but it’s a decent deal for your AMEX points if you don’t have a grandfathered Business Platinum card.

The deal is definitely sweetened if you have a JetBlue Plus card thanks to the 10% points rebate and the other benefits that the card offers like free checked baggage for up to 4 passengers, a 50% rebate for in-flight purchases, 5,000 points upon every card anniversary, the ability to earn Mosaic status from spending, and more.

Will you transfer AMEX points to JetBlue?

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Amex is also offering a 30% bonus for transfers to Virgin atlantic.
Is there any writeups on DD about uses for points with Virgin atlantic? (Someone wrote last week in the comments on DD that they are good for flights on delta).

Josh

Please post steps or directions on how to transfer the pounts.

Danny

Can I transfer SPG Amex points to Jetblue?

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