Update, 4/11: JetBlue has reverted back to the higher pricing.
JetBlue has been whittling Mosaic elite benefits down to nothing.
The main value of Mosaic status has been free changes, but now everyone gets free changes on non-basic economy tickets.
Worse yet, JetBlue will charge Mosaic members a change fee on basic economy tickets when the COVID-19 waiver ends.
JetBlue also ditched free Mosaic in-flight alcoholic beverages due to COVID-19.
They did add a sweet free companion offer, but that is only valid for flights through 5/20.
Last year they massively devalued their Mosaic elite status by quadrupling the price of advance upgrades to Even More Space (EMS) seats without any warning.
JetBlue offers free EMS seats at the airport before your flight, but by that time you’re typically stuck with middle seat options and it’s nearly impossible for a family to be able to sit together.
Has that devaluation now been reversed?
In early October I saved this screenshot of an upgrade to EMS between Fort Lauderdale and Cleveland for 600 points for a window or aisle or 500 points for a middle seat:
By 10/12 the cost skyrocketed to 2,000 points for a window or aisle or 1,800 points for a middle seat.
Upgrading my family of 6 went from 6,800 points round-trip to 23,200 points without warning!
Well, after a tip from commenter Mosaic King I checked the pricing for an upcoming trip on this route and sure enough, it’s back down to 600 points for a window or aisle or 500 points for a middle seat!
Last October, JetBlue corporate communications confirmed to me that they increased the upgrade pricing without warning. I’ve reached out to them now to confirm if this new lower pricing is a limited time offer or if it’s here here to stay, and will update this post if they respond.
If you have Mosaic status, has the EMS pricing on your upcoming itineraries gone down? Share your data points below!