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Elite status for Jet Blue has a new perk this summer: one free alcoholic beverage. TrueBlue Mosaic members are entitled to one complimentary cocktail, wine or beer on most JetBlue flights during July and August of 2014. In theory, all TrueBlue Mosaic members should have received an email with this new offer, but even if you haven’t, show your Mosaic card or your boarding pass where it states you have the status and you should be awarded your drink.
To earn the Mosaic status, you must have either purchased and flown thirty 30 JetBlue flight segments and earned a minimum of 12,000 base flight points, or earned 15,000 base flight points. Once you have Mosaic status, you are entitled to the following elite benefits (which are kind of weak in my opinion):
- Free second checked bag for everyone flying on the member’s reservation (first bag is already free)
- Expedited security clearance at 36 airports for everyone flying on the member’s reservation
- Priority boarding for everyone flying on the member’s reservation
- Ability to redeem TrueBlue points for Even More Space seats
- Access to a dedicated 24/7 customer service line
- Three bonus points per dollar spent for a total of nine points per dollar when booking on jetblue.com
And now for a limited time, a free cocktail.
Other Boozy Airlines
JetBlue isn’t alone in offering alcohol to their elite status members on domestic flights. I suppose boozy flyers make happy ones, no? AAdvantage Executive Platinum and ConciergeKey members can enjoy a free alcoholic beverage and a snack where available when flying in economy class if they present their AAdvantage Executive Platinum member card or boarding pass, or their ConciergeKey membership card. Frontier Airlines offers complimentary cocktails (yes, plural) for their Summit Level Early Returns members, as well as one free alcoholic beverage for passengers on Classic Plus and Classic fares through September 21, 2014 if you show your boarding pass to the flight attendant. Southwest will give four drink coupons to A-List and A-list Preferred members after the completion of 10 one way qualifying flights.
I think offering a free drink is a nice benefit and I would definitely take advantage and enjoy a free cocktail inflight. However, I have also sat in front of an extremely drunk passenger pulling my hair and screeching for three hours once on a flight, so the unlimited free cocktails could be a recipe for disaster!
What are your thoughts on serving free alcoholic beverages on flights? Do you usually drink on flights? Do you plan on taking advantage of these ” free drink” elite benefits if you qualify for them? Share in the comments section below.
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