Jason Miles, Wallethub Credit Card Consultant
JetBlue points are worth 1.08 cent to 1.5 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 34,200 JetBlue points for a $485 round-trip flight flight from New York City to Los Angeles – a value of 1.39 cents per point.
In general, the number of points needed for a flight fluctuates along with the actual fare price in dollars. JetBlue’s website tells us this straight up, saying, “While redemption levels vary, the amount of points a certain trip requires is directly tied to our current fares, and when flight fares are lower, so are Award Flight point fares.” That means JetBlue point values should remain fairly constant and not spike and crater all the time.
There are a few other key things you should be aware of regarding this frequent flyer program, too. For example, you can’t redeem JetBlue points for things like gift cards, but you can trade them for magazine subscriptions. And that could actually get you some high point values.
Latest JetBlue Points Values
|JetBlue Point Redemption Option||Dollar Value||Cost in JetBlue Points||JetBlue Point Value|
|Round-trip flight from NYC to LA (Blue class – cheapest)||$485||34,200||1.39 cents|
|Round-trip flight from NYC to LA (Mint class – most expensive)||$3,395||313,200||1.08 cents|
|Round-trip flight from NYC to ORD (Blue class – cheapest)||$541||45,800||1.45 cents|
|Round-trip international flight from NYC to San Juan (Blue class – cheapest)||$465||31,900||1.42 cents|
|Round-trip international flight from NYC to San Juan (Blue Extra class – most expensive)||$517||36,100||1.40 cents|
What you need to know about JetBlue points values:
- The value of a JetBlue point ranges from 1.08 cent to 1.5 cents per point, according to WalletHub research.
- A $485 flight from New York to Los Angeles costs 34,200 points, which is about 1.39 cents per point. That’s at the lowest boarding class.
- JetBlue points tend to be worth less when redeemed for higher-class seats on the plane.
- If you buy certain vacation packages from JetBlue, you may be able to get higher point values than by just booking a flight.
- JetBlue points hold their value over time, never expiring due to inactivity.
If you’re looking to earn some extra JetBlue points, consider getting the JetBlue Card. It offers 10,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. Based on current JetBlue points values, that’s worth about a third of a cross-country flight.
Plus, the card gives 3 points per $1 spent on JetBlue purchases, 2 points per $1 spent at restaurants and grocery stores, and 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. And to top it off, there’s no annual fee.
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