Major changes are coming to Delta SkyMiles, and a lot of customers are understandably miffed. A couple of days ago, Alaska Mileage Plan launched a very generous status match for Delta SkyMiles elites (targeted primarily at flyers on the west coast), and now JetBlue TrueBlue has also launched an offer, which is unbelievably generous (presumably targeted primarily at flyers on the east coast).
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Details of JetBlue’s status match for Delta flyers
JetBlue has launched a status match promotion with some hilarious marketing — the airline is describing this as “Mosaic on the DL,” and talks about how “breaking up is hard to do.”
JetBlue TrueBlue is offering to match Delta SkyMiles elite status through December 30, 2023, and then you can maintain it through the end of 2024 with a status challenge. As a reminder, Mosaic is the name of JetBlue’s elite status, but it has four different tiers.
So, how does this work?
- Delta SkyMiles Silver members can be matched to Mosaic 1, offering perks like two free checked bags, Mosaic check-in and boarding, Even More Space seats subject to availability at check-in, and more; you can also receive Mint Suite Priority as your pre-selected perk
- Delta SkyMiles Gold members can be matched to Mosaic 2, incrementally offering Even More Space seats at the time of booking; you can also receive a pet fee waiver as your pre-selected perk
- Delta SkyMiles Platinum members can be matched to Mosaic 3, incrementally offering four Mint upgrade vouchers; you can also receive a FoundersCard Blue membership as your pre-selected perk
- Delta SkyMiles Diamond members can be matched to Mosaic 4, incrementally offering two more Mint upgrade vouchers, plus four one-way Blade airport helicopter transfers between Manhattan and JFK or EWR; you can also receive 15,000 TrueBlue points as your pre-selected perk
As mentioned above, those who status match can keep their status through December 30, 2023, without any additional activity required. Then you can extend your status by an additional year in one of two ways.
The easiest way to do so is to simply be approved for a JetBlue credit card by December 30, 2023, in which case your status will automatically be extended. Alternatively, you can extend it by an additional year by earning a certain number of tiles:
- SkyMiles Silver members need to earn six tiles to keep Mosaic 1
- SkyMiles Gold members need to earn 12 tiles to keep Mosaic 2
- SkyMiles Platinum members need to earn 24 tiles to keep Mosaic 3
- SkyMiles Diamond members need to earn 30 tiles to keep Mosaic 4
As far a earning tiles goes:
- You earn one tile for every $100 in qualifying spending with JetBlue; this doesn’t just include flights, but also vacation packages, rental cars, and cruises
- You earn one tile for every $1,000 in qualifying spending on a co-branded JetBlue credit card, including the personal and business card
Obviously the easiest way to extend status is by simply getting a JetBlue credit card. Meanwhile if you wanted to extend status through flying, you’d need to spend anywhere between $600 and $3,000 on flights, depending on which tier you’re gong for.
Note that this offer is valid for applications through October 31, 2023, or until there are 30,000 applicants, whichever comes first. Once that limit is reached, the sign-up form will no longer be accessible.
This is an outrageously generous offer
This promotion is so generous that it’s almost hard to comprehend. I mean, if you’re a Delta Platinum member, you can score four one-way Mint upgrades between now and the end of the year, which is really generous. Meanwhile if you’re a Delta Diamond member, you could score six one-way Mint upgrades, plus receive 15,000 bonus points. Yes, all just for matching.
Then if you were able to complete the challenge — which could be as easy as applying for a credit card — you’d earn these rewards once again for 2024. I’ve never seen a status match that offers so many concrete perks and upgrade certificates right off the bat, so this is pretty awesome.
JetBlue TrueBlue has an awesome status match promotion for unhappy Delta flyers. You can be matched to any of the four Mosaic tiers, depending on your current elite status. You’ll receive the status through December 30, 2023, and can then extend it by an additional year based on a status challenge, which can be accomplished just by applying for a credit card.
This is very, very, very generous. Goodness, I’ve never wanted to be a Delta elite so bad!
What do you make of JetBlue’s status match for Delta flyers?