JetBlue Targeting Virgin America Flyers for Points Match

Update: A Virgin America representative reached out with a reminder that earlier this year, the carrier targeted JetBlue Mosaic members with a status match to Virgin America Gold status. Earlier this year, Alaska Airlines announced that it was going to be purchasing Virgin America — beating out JetBlue for the Virgin America brand. Needless to say, JetBlue…

11 Cards That Help You Earn Airline Elite Status

Now that we’re almost halfway through the year, how are you doing with elite status? As TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert explains, a number of co-branded airline cards help you earn elite-qualifying miles toward status, while meeting spending requirements on some can even lead to an elite-qualifying dollar waiver. With American Airlines planning…

Get Up To A 75% Bonus When You Buy JetBlue Points

Now through tomorrow, you can get a bonus of up to 75% when you purchase points through JetBlue. If you purchase the full 30,000 points, this bonus is higher than any offer we’ve ever seen from the carrier. The Details This current promo is tiered, so the more points you purchase the larger your bonus will…

The 5 Best Visa Cards for Costco Purchases, Bookable Flights to Cuba and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Compassion in the Wake of the Orlando Crisis and My Thoughts on LGBT Rights

In times of crisis, tragedy and grief, it’s amazing to see when people and companies have a heart and do the right thing. Watching JetBlue take action — flying the victims’ families down to Orlando following the attacks and seeing its flight attendants spontaneously consoling the grandmother of one of the victims — made me think about my…

25 Airlines That Have Never Had a Major Accident

With recent crashes getting so much media coverage, it’s easy to be scared into believing that air travel is getting more dangerous. However, statistics reflect that air travel remains incredibly safe. In 2015, there were 560 airliner accident fatalities from 16 fatal airliner accidents. Of the 16, only five accidents resulted in more than 10 deaths — including…

5 Reasons Why the JetBlue Plus Card is a No-Brainer

In general, I love being 6’7″, but it definitely poses a challenge when flying because, simply put, economy class is not made for “passengers of height.” For that reason, I’ve always preferred airlines that offer the ability to upgrade to business or first class and that’s why I fly American Airlines domestically because Executive Platinum…

Booking JetBlue Plus Awards For Less Than the Cost of Blue

Logic would tell you that a base fare will be cheaper than a higher-level fare when booking air travel, however, that’s not always the case. When comparing JetBlue awards, we’re seeing that on select routes to Las Vegas (LAS) that the Blue Plus fare — which comes bundled with a free checked bag — requires fewer TrueBlue points…

How the Winner of Into the Blue Will Spend His 1 Million JetBlue TrueBlue Points

I was backpacking in Lisbon, Portugal, when I first read about The Points Guy’s million-mile photo contest and scavenger hunt. I knew instantly which travel photo to submit, and the scavenger hunt was organized in my former hometown of San Francisco. Within minutes, I had decided the million JetBlue TrueBlue points would be mine. To…