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-Should You Buy Or Transfer Starpoints To Join The Most Lucrative JetBlue Promotion Of All Time?
Update #3: JetBlue has officially confirmed to me that they will be fully honoring this promotion.
Update #2: I haven’t heard anything back officially from JetBlue, but several DDFers who did receive denial emails and were told in their original phone calls that the promo terms were changing have been able to HUCA and get registered over the phone.
I also called JetBlue several times and the reps all confirmed that the program is still going and that you actually can book 2 one-way tickets and you can book travel before being registered, as seen in writing here. So be sure to take advantage the JetBlue sale ending tonight.
Gary has also reached out to JetBlue for comment but has also not heard back from them. At this point though I’m inclined to chalk up the denial reports to some incorrect rejections on JetBlue’s end and some incorrect submissions from users.
There have also been several reports of registration confirmation after the meeting that JetBlue had earlier this afternoon about the promotion, so it seems like everything should be good to go, aside from some very rogue phone reps.
If you have been denied you should definitely call JetBlue and keep calling back until they are able to get you registered over the phone.
Be sure that you attach a screenshot from a non-mobile device and that it shows your Virgin America point balance twice when you email JetBlue or else your match will be denied.
Note that some people have reported 6 day waits for registration confirmation while others have been confirmed is as little as 30 minutes. Go figure.
There is still time to buy Starpoints and transfer them to Virgin America, see all of the related posts above for more information.
If there was ever a promotion that appears too good to be true, it’s this one. But hopefully it stays alive through Monday as originally promised.
Update #1: There have been several more reports of match approvals and denials, so it’s hard to say what’s going on for sure. JetBlue is reportedly huddling now to determine what exactly to do about this promotion. Clearly they didn’t expect the thousands of applications for hundreds of millions of miles that they have received, though it’s pretty shocking that they didn’t foresee that.
In the meantime, if you have transferred points from Starwood to Virgin America, it would probably be best to call Starwood to have that transfer stopped, as once it completes it can’t be reversed. If you already have Virgin America points and haven’t yet emailed JetBlue for a match you should do that ASAP.
Once again for the umteenth time, this shows that good things come to those who act quickly.
I’ve reached out to JetBlue and will update this post again when more information is available.
It’s also worth pointing out this email received by DDF member bornsub. In it the JetBlue rep tells him that 2 one-ways will qualify (as I surmised on DDF a few days ago) and that any travel booked on or after June 24th will qualify as well. Numerous phone reps have also confirmed that 2 one-ways will work. Of course officially the terms state that a round-trip is required (though JetBlue stated that a multi-city works as well) and that you must book a ticket after receiving registration confirmation for the promotion.
Last Friday JetBlue launched a promotion that is easily their most lucrative ever, offering 75,000 points for taking a single JetBlue flight if you have 50,001 Virgin America points.
I pointed out that it can definitely make sense to buy and/or transfer Starpoints to Virgin America to participate in the promotion.
JetBlue has been inundated with emails from people requesting to participate and thousands have already been approved. I was approved soon after I submitted my request on Friday.
-But DDF member rileywiles23 has just reported that he got an email saying that he didn’t qualify, despite his screenshot showing that he had 50,001+ Virgin America miles.
He called JetBlue and was told that they have added a clause that the points must have been earned via Virgin America flights. That clause is not listed on their website.
–DDF member davidmal reports that they made an exception for him and enrolled him over the phone, but the rep stated that going forward applications will be denied if the points didn’t come from Virgin America flights.
–DDF member sruly also was denied registration via email as “The points balance proof you provided doesn’t meet the requirements of the promotion.”
–DDF member lfas25 reports that he was successfully matched 20 minutes ago, so the denials seem to be brand new. Or perhaps some reps are still working under the old terms?
It would be fair if JetBlue published new terms and stated the requests sent after the new terms were published will be denied. But it’s patently unfair to publish one set of terms and then change them without warning.
If you transferred points to Virgin America and have been denied via email and by phone you should file a complaint immeditately with the US DoT and explain exactly what happened. Be sure to explain that you transferred points to Virgin America based on JetBlue’s published terms of the promotion and that the transfer can’t be reversed. Include screenshots of the promotion terms as well as denials from JetBlue.
If you were already approved then I’d assume you are safe. But JetBlue appears to be playing dirty pool here, so who knows…