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JetBlue Offers Fast Track to Elite Status

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Want elite status with JetBlue?

Normally, TrueBlue members must log 15,000 base flight points, or complete 30 flight segments and earn at least 12,000 base flight points, in a calendar year to qualify for Mosaic, JetBlue’s awkward name for its elite status.

Once earned, Mosaic-level members enjoy the following perks:

  • 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

Fast Track to Mosaic

Through the end of this year, TrueBlue members can participate in a “challenge” to earn Mosaic status after accruing 3,750 base points within three months. Base points are earned at the rate of three per $1 spent on JetBlue tickets, so the goal is to spend $1,250.

Status earned by December 31, 2013, will remain in effect through 2014.

To participate in the challenge, TrueBlue members must currently have elite status with either Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, United, or US Airways. They’ll be asked to email proof of their status to JetBlue before being approved to enter the challenge.

A Challenge Worth Taking Up?

If you’re a JetBlue loyalist, the Mosaic perks, however modest, will undoubtedly enhance your travel experience. And a fast track to those perks always trumps a slow track.

But compared to other airlines’ elite programs, Mosaic is among the very least rewarding.

Some challenges are best ignored.

Reader Reality Check

Is JetBlue’s Mosaic worth pursuing?

This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.

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