No, you can't board early on JetBlue flights if you're a military veteran. Early boarding on JetBlue flights is reserved for people with disabilities, frequent flyers with a high status level, active military members, and people with small kids.
However, if you're enrolled in the "Veterans Advantage" program, you are eligible for two different perks when flying with JetBlue:
5% discount on the base fare for all JetBlue flights.
JetBlue points are worth 1.05 cents to 1.46 cents when redeemed for airfare. The value of JetBlue points depends on how you redeem them. JetBlue points values also change over time. But you currently need 36,100 JetBlue points for a $522 round-trip flight flight from New York City to Los Angeles – a value of 1.42 cents per point.
In general, the number of points needed for a flight fluctuates along with the actual fare price...
JetBlue points do not expire as long as the JetBlue account is open and in good standing. The only time JetBlue points expire is when you or JetBlue closes the account without first redeeming unused rewards.
When JetBlue points will expire:
When you close your account.
When JetBlue closes the account for you.
Even though JetBlue points do not expire, it’s still a good idea to avoid building up...
You need at least 12,500 to 73,400 points for a free flight on JetBlue, depending on the fare class, the destination and when you book. You can also use a combination of points and cash to book JetBlue flights.
Here are some examples of how many points you need for free JetBlue flights to popular destinations:
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