Ever flown JetBlue?
Here are 7 reasons you might want to give it a try:
Disclaimer: I don’t work for JetBlue, I’m just a fan of customer-friendly companies.
1. Your points don’t expire.
This is huge.
I foolishly let 7k Southwest miles expire last year, and it felt terrible.
There are plenty of ways to keep your miles for other airlines alive, but I’d much rather not have to worry about it.
2. Base in Florida.
JetBlue is headquartered in NYC, but its large support, training and operations center is in Orlando.
This may sound like a stretch, but sunny Florida does not have a state income tax, meaning there are a lot of happy JetBlue employees keeping more of their money.
Happy employees means happy customers, usually.
I’ve had only positive experiences with JetBlue employees.
3. Free Wi-Fi.
It didn’t work perfectly on my recent SF-Long Beach flight, but at least they had it, and it’s always free.
4. Free TV.
I was psyched to watch my Orlando City Lions open their season last week on ESPN.
HD? Naw. Visible? Definitely.
5. Free pineapple juice.
I’m sure some other airlines have this, but this was the first time I’ve ever noticed it on a menu.
Tropical refreshment, 100% juice.
6. Earn 3 miles on every Amazon dollar.
That’s right, shop through JetBlue’s portal and earn 3 JetBlue points per dollar you spend at Amazon.
The points take a couple months to show up, but they do show up.
For this reason only, I’ve started buying gift cards to Uber and my local grocery store from Amazon, earning me 3 points/dollar on top of the points from the credit card I use to purchase them.
This deal is very good, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it were short-lived.
*Update April 2018: It was short-lived. Jetblue’s partnership with Amazon now only works on Amazon purchases made while you’re aboard a JetBlue flight using the free Wi-Fi.*
7. Award price depends on dollar price. Fare sales = free flights for under 1,000 points.
Don’t think those 3 points/dollar at Amazon will get you far?
When JetBlue has fare sales, you can get award flights for unheard of prices in points:
That is a roundtrip flight for only 600 points and $11 in tax.
Here is my review of JetBlue’s hub at Long Beach Airport.
Did I miss anything? Do you have 7 reasons not to love JetBlue? I’d love to hear your thoughts.