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How To Get JetBlue Elite Status (And Is It Worth It?)

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JetBlue has been around since 2000 and has grown to become a popular airline due to its spacious economy seats, complimentary Wi-Fi, and desirable Mint class cabin (the airline’s business class equivalent).

If you fly JetBlue with any level of frequency you may be wondering how to maximize the JetBlue TrueBlue loyalty program and the benefits it offers. Mosaic is JetBlue’s elite status program and was completely revamped in May 2023, introducing a new way to earn status and offering more personalized perks.

In this post, we’re going to dive into what you need to do to get JetBlue elite status, what the perks are, and if it’s even worth it.

How To Earn JetBlue TrueBlue Status

TrueBlue is JetBlue’s loyalty program. Elite status within the TrueBlue program is called Mosaic.

Much like the American Airlines Loyalty Points program, JetBlue now allows you to earn elite status by interacting with the airline in multiple ways, like spending on co-branded credit cards, with no requirement to actually fly.

JetBlue Mosaic elite status is earned through the collection of “tiles.” Tiles are earned by spending on JetBlue flights and select partners as well as JetBlue credit card spending. That means you could theoretically earn JetBlue status without stepping foot on an airplane.

Tiles have nothing to do with redeemable TrueBlue points, and some of the ways you can earn TrueBlue points (like using the JetBlue TrueBlue shopping portal, JetBlue Dining, and transferring points) don’t earn tiles.

You’ll earn 1 tile for every $100 spent on any of the following:

Additionally, you’ll earn 1 tile for every $1,000 spent on any JetBlue credit card:

Once you earn enough tiles for a new Mosaic level, your status will be valid for the remainder of the calendar year in which you earned it and the entire following calendar year. For example, if you earn Mosaic 1 status on October 4, 2023, it would be valid through December 31, 2024.

Hot Tip:

Don’t confuse tiles with points. JetBlue TrueBlue points are what you can redeem for flights but they have nothing to do with status. Tiles are the metric used to determine status within the JetBlue Mosaic program.

TrueBlue Mosaic Status Levels and Benefits

There are 4 levels of elite status in the revamped JetBlue TrueBlue program. You’ll earn each level by collecting tiles and will be awarded Mosaic Signature Perks each time you advance to a new level.

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Mosaic Status LevelRequired Number of Tiles 
Mosaic 150 Tiles
Mosaic 2100 Tiles
Mosaic 3150 Tiles
Mosaic 4250 Tiles

Benefits of JetBlue Mosaic Status

Each level of JetBlue Mosaic status unlocks a collection of Signature Perks to enjoy. These are in addition to something JetBlue calls “Perks You Pick” (more on these later).

JetBlue Even More Space passengers
Mosaic elite members get complimentary access to Even More Space seats. Image Credit: JetBlue

Mosaic 1 — 50 Tiles

  • 2 free checked bags for you and eligible traveling companions on JetBlue and American Airlines-operated flights
  • 2x points on a JetBlue Vacations package (one-time use; available if not selected at 10, 20, 30, or 40 tiles)
  • 5,000 bonus TrueBlue points (available if not selected at 10, 20, 30, or 40 tiles)
  • A dedicated Mosaic check-in area
  • A dedicated support line and priority chat assistance are available 24/7
  • Access to Even More Space seats at check-in (if available)
  • Earn an extra 3x points per dollar spent on flights (including the flight portion of JetBlue Vacations packages)
  • Free inflight alcoholic drinks
  • Mosaic boarding (priority boarding)
  • Priority security at participating airports
  • Same-day flight changes without fees or a fare difference beginning 24 hours before departure time
  • Upgrade from Express to Business First on Heathrow Express (when available)

Mosaic 2 — 100 Tiles

  • Eligible to select Even More Space seats for free at the time of booking (if available)

Mosaic 3 — 150 Tiles

  • 4 Move to Mint upgrade certificates

Mosaic 4 — 250 Tiles

Bottom Line:

There are 4 levels of status within the JetBlue Mosaic program. Each level is earned by collecting tiles through spending on JetBlue flights, JetBlue Vacations, Paisly by JetBlue, and on JetBlue credit cards. A minimum of 50 tiles is needed to get JetBlue elite status.

Partner Offers for JetBlue Mosaic Members

Mosaic members also get access to exclusive offers from JetBlue partners BLADE, Avis, Budget, and Heathrow Express.

  • Avis and Budget: Save up to 35% and earn TrueBlue points when booking through paisly.com
  • BLADE: Get 25% off BLADE airport transfers between Manhattan and JFK/EWR
  • Heathrow Express: Save 20% on Express Saver or Business First tickets

How To Track Your Mosaic Tiles

After logging in to your account, you can easily see your progress toward Mosaic elite status by clicking on your initials in the upper right-hand corner and then clicking My Dashboard.

How to check Mosaic status online
You can keep track of your progress toward Mosaic status through the My Dashboard section of your online account. Image Credit: JetBlue

Then you’ll be able to see how many tiles you’ve collected along with which perks you’ve chosen.

JetBlue Mosaic status tracker
You can see how many tiles you’ve earned and what perks you’ve chosen online. Image Credit: JetBlue

Mosaic “Perks You Pick”

One of the great things about the new JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic program is the ability to earn perks on the way to earning elite status — starting at just 10 tiles. These Perks You Pick are designed to help you enhance your experience by allowing you to choose the benefits that matter most.

JetBlue Even More Space early access overhead bins
Choose early boarding as one of your elite perks so you never have to worry about overhead bin space. Image Credit: JetBlue

Perks Earned on the Way to Status

Once you earn 10 tiles and again once you reach 20, 30, and 40 tiles, you’ll be able to choose a perk from the following options.

  • 1 free alcoholic drink on every flight
  • 2x points on a JetBlue Vacations package (1-time use)
  • 5,000 bonus TrueBlue points
  • Group B early boarding (with the exception of Blue Basic fares) on all flights
  • Priority security screening at select airports

These perks can be great, especially if you aren’t a frequent JetBlue flyer. Since you can earn 1 tile for every $1,000 spent on a JetBlue credit card, you could choose one of these perks at just $10,000 in spending. Choosing the 5,000-point bonus would essentially give you an extra half-point per dollar on that $10,000 which is a nice perk if you enjoy redeeming JetBlue TrueBlue points.

Hot Tip:

Using a JetBlue credit card is just one way to earn JetBlue TrueBlue points. Don’t forget that American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou Rewards all transfer to JetBlue. The Amex transfer ratio is 1 point to 0.8 JetBlue points, while Chase and Citi are a direct 1:1 transfer.

Perks Earned With Each Mosaic Status Level

Each time you earn a new Mosaic status level (at 50, 100, 150, and 250 tiles), you’ll get to select a perk from the following choices:

  • 15,000 bonus TrueBlue points
  • 20-tile bonus for you or a friend
  • $99 statement credit on The JetBlue Plus card or The JetBlue Business card
  • FoundersCard Blue Membership which includes 150+ premium travel, business, and lifestyle benefits that were created exclusively for JetBlue’s Mosaic members
  • Mint Suite priority on select aircraft, when available (excludes Mint Studio)
  • Pet fee waiver on JetBlue-operated flights

Perks You Pick are valid from the date they are selected through the end of the following calendar year. If you choose a new perk when you level up, the old perk will expire on the day you choose the new perk.

American Airlines Reciprocal Perks

In 2021, JetBlue and American Airlines entered into an alliance (dubbed the Northeast Alliance, or NEA) that allowed them to essentially share business in New York and Boston. That meant that passengers could benefit from many reciprocal perks.

Hot Tip:

In 2023, a federal judge ruled that the Northeast Alliance partnership must end. What this decision means in practice is still unclear and at the time of writing, Jetblue is seeking to exit the NEA partnership. However, the partnership and any reciprocal benefits could change at any time.

Currently, JetBlue Mosaic members can receive these benefits on American Airlines flights:

  • 2 free checked bags
  • Complimentary same-day flight changes
  • Main Cabin Extra seats at the time of check-in
  • Priority check-in, security, and boarding

Is JetBlue TrueBlue Status Worth It?

Of course, if you fly and use a JetBlue credit card enough to earn status naturally, the perks you get will be worth it, but is going after status worth it for a less frequent flyer?

The new TrueBlue Mosaic program should appeal to those that may only fly on JetBlue a few times a year since perks can be earned with as few as 10 tiles. You can earn 10 tiles by spending $1,000 on flights. At that level, a traveler could choose a valuable benefit like Group B early boarding.

You could alternatively earn 10 tiles by spending $10,000 on a JetBlue credit card. Choosing the 5,000-point bonus at that level could essentially mean you earned an extra half-point per dollar spent on that $10,000.

This ability to earn perks starting at just 10 tiles really makes the program worth it for a lot of people, including those who may only fly on JetBlue a few times a year.

Final Thoughts

JetBlue TrueBlue elite status is called Mosaic and it’s earned through the collection of tiles. These tiles can be earned through flying, spending with select partners, and even spending on JetBlue credit cards.

The ability to earn status through a combination of activities including something as simple as using a JetBlue credit card makes it more achievable for many people. In addition to the perks earned at different levels of status, customers can earn perks on the way to earning status, starting at just 10 tiles. This means that travelers who don’t fly on JetBlue often can earn some perks even if they don’t earn enough tiles for Mosaic status.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the JetBlue status levels?

The JetBlue status levels are simply called Mosaic 1, Mosaic 2, Mosaic 3, and Mosaic 4.

Does JetBlue Mosaic expire?

Yes, once you earn a Mosaic level, it will be valid for the remainder of the calendar year in which you earned it and the entire following calendar year.

Can JetBlue Mosaic members upgrade to Mint?

Yes, Mosaic 3 members receive 4 Move to Mint upgrade certificates and Mosaic 4 members receive an additional 2 Move to Mint upgrade certificates.

What is JetBlue Mosaic vs. JetBlue Mint?

JetBlue Mosaic refers to elite status within the JetBlue TrueBlue program. JetBlue Mint is the airline’s most premium cabin, complete with lie-flat seats.

What are JetBlue Mosaic tiles?

JetBlue Mosaic elite status is based on the number of “tiles” you earn. These are completely separate from redeemable TrueBlue points.

You’ll earn 1 tile for every $100 spent on JetBlue flights, JetBlue Vacations, Paisly by JetBlue, and American Airlines flights. You’ll also earn 1 tile for every $1,000 spent on any JetBlue credit card.

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Katie has been in the points and miles game since 2015 and started her own blog in 2016. She’s been freelance writing since then and her work has been featured in publications like Travel + Leisure, Forbes Advisor, and Fortune Recommends.

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