If you have a JetBlue Plus card and want top-tier Mosaic status, get ready to flex that card. Dan’s Deals has picked up on the fact that JetBlue has added a new way to qualify for Mosaic elite status: spend just $15,000 on purchases from 10/1/21 to 12/31/21 and get Mosaic status through 12/31/2022. While Mosaic status isn’t amazing on its own, it could be a cheap way to pick up status for a status match down the road.
- JetBlue TrueBlue is offering an additional path to Mosaic elite status for 2021 only: Spend $15,000 on a JetBlue Plus card from 10/1/21 to 12/31/21 to get Mosaic status through 12/31/2022.
- See “More Paths to Mosaic in 2021” on this page at JetBlue
- No registration required
- Only open to JetBlue Plus cardholders (not JetBlue Card or JetBlue Business Card holders)
- Open to both new and existing cardholders
JetBlue Mosaic status is fairly weak as far as top-tier airline elite status is concerned, but it’s better than not having any status. Benefits include:
- 2 free checked bags for you and travel companions on the same itinerary
- Free same-day changes, even on basic economy fares
- 3 extra points per dollar on paid flights
- Free same-day Even More Space seating upon request and based on availability (this probably sounds better than it is since a middle “Even More Space” seat may be all that’s left)
- Free in-flight alcoholic beverages
- 15,000 points upon qualification (I don’t know whether this will apply when reaching status with this $15K spend promotion)
Overall, that’s less than you would typically expect for top-tier status (that ordinarily requires $50K credit card spend in a calendar year) with no published upgrade opportunity to Mint. Still, it could be useful for status matches. For instance, with a Delta Status Match Challenge, it could get you temporary Delta Gold and a reduced path to keep that status. We’ve recently seen Aeroplan offer a status match and Southwest has also had an ongoing match. This could be a relatively cheap way to hop on the bandwagon if you have the JetBlue Plus card.
Note that this path to Mosaic status is only available to JetBlue Plus cardholders. If you just have the JetBlue card or the business version, you do not get access to this path with spend on those cards. The good news is that the JetBlue Plus card is now featuring a welcome offer of 70K TrueBlue points after just $1K in purchases in the first 90 days. A new cardholder would end up with both Mosaic status and 85,000 TrueBlue points if completing $15K in purchases before the end of the year. That’s pretty good.
I could see this being worth it for those who prefer JetBlue or for those looking for that quicker path to elite status with other airlines, though some will obviously find the opportunity cost of $15K in purchases on a card that offers suboptimal return to be too high of a cost for the associated benefits.