Guide To JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic Status

Guide To JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic Status

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JetBlue is a pleasant airline to fly with, and is known for its free Wi-Fi, seat back televisions, and extensive snacks. In the past year, the carrier has made major changes to its TrueBlue program, and in particular to its Mosaic elite status.

In this post I wanted to take a closer look at how JetBlue Mosaic elite status works for 2024. How do you earn Mosaic status, what are the perks, and is it worth it?

How to earn JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic status

Status with JetBlue TrueBlue is earned based on your activity over the course of a calendar year. Status isn’t earned based on the points you earn, but rather it’s earned based on how many “tiles” you rack up. How do you earn tiles?

  • 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

JetBlue’s basic Mosaic status can be earned with 50 tiles (which equates to $5,000 of spending on JetBlue or $50,000 of credit card spending), though the highest tier of Mosaic status requires 250 tiles (which equates to $25,000 of spending on JetBlue or $250,000 of credit card spending).

Rack up tiles to earn Mosaic status

While tiles are the metric by which you qualify for status, you also earn TrueBlue points that can be redeemed toward award travel, but which don’t count toward status. Below is a chart showing the rate at which you earn TrueBlue points (you earn 6x points per dollar spent on direct bookings for most fares).

JetBlue TrueBlue points accrual rates

JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic status tiers & benefits

JetBlue TrueBlue has four tiers of Mosaic status, which you can unlock after earning 50, 100, 150, or 250 tiles. The higher your elite tier, the better the perks. On top of that, JetBlue offers a selection of rewards before one even qualifies for Mosaic status, for passing 10, 20, 30, or 40 tiles.

So let’s go over the full suite of reward options, starting with the options you can pick before you even qualify for status.

JetBlue TrueBlue Perks You Pick program

With the JetBlue TrueBlue program, you can earn elite-like rewards before you even qualify for elite status. Thanks to the Perks You Pick program, TrueBlue members can customize the perks they want.

When passing each threshold of 10, 20, 30, or 40 tiles, a member can choose one of the following:

  • Early boarding — board with Group B (excludes Blue Basic fares)
  • Priority security — available at dozens of airports
  • Alcoholic drinks — enjoy up to three complimentary alcoholic drinks on each flight (beer, wine, or liquor)
  • JetBlue Vacations bonus — earn a 2x points bonus on one JetBlue Vacations package
  • 5,000 bonus points — boost your TrueBlue balance by 5,000 points

In each case, the benefits that you choose are valid through the end of the following year, giving you plenty of time to use them. It doesn’t matter when you actually make your selection.

Choose priority boarding as a perk

JetBlue Mosaic Signature Perks 1 with 50 tiles

JetBlue’s entry level status can be earned with 50 tiles, which is the equivalent of $5,000 of spending on JetBlue, or $50,000 of spending on a JetBlue credit card. With this, you can receive the following:

  • Mosaic boarding
  • First two checked bags fee
  • Up to three complimentary alcoholic drinks per flight (beer, wine, or liquor)
  • Even More Space seats at check-in
  • Same day flight changes
  • Priority security
  • Priority check-in
  • Dedicated phone support and priority chat assistance
  • Complimentary upgrades on Heathrow Express
  • Avis elite status match — this perk is coming later in 2024
Enjoy a complimentary alcoholic drink

JetBlue Mosaic Signature Perks 2 with 100 tiles

JetBlue’s second level status can be earned with 100 tiles, which is the equivalent of $10,000 of spending on JetBlue, or $100,000 of spending on a JetBlue credit card. With this, you can receive the following incremental perk:

  • Even More Space seats at the time of booking
Reserve Even More Space seats at the time of booking

JetBlue Mosaic Signature Perks 3 with 150 tiles

JetBlue’s third level status can be earned with 150 tiles, which is the equivalent of $15,000 of spending on JetBlue, or $150,000 of spending on a JetBlue credit card. With this, you can receive the following incremental perks:

  • Four certificates that can be used to upgrade to Mint
  • A special phone support line beyond what standard Mosaic members receive — this perk is coming later in 2024

Regarding the upgrades, you can use Mint upgrade certificates to confirm an upgrade at the time of booking. The number of certificates required to move to Mint depends on the flight, and can range anywhere from one to four. The number of certificates required per flight is dynamic, so it’s not always going to be the same for a particular route.

Receive JetBlue Mint upgrade certificates

JetBlue Mosaic Signature Perks 4 with 250 tiles

JetBlue’s top level status can be earned with 250 tiles, which is the equivalent of $25,000 of spending on JetBlue, or $250,000 of spending on a JetBlue credit card. With this, you can receive the following incremental perks:

  • Two additional certificates that can be used to upgrade to Mint
  • BLADE airport helicopter transfers; these can be used for four complimentary seats on BLADE between Manhattan and JFK or EWR
  • The ability to gift Mint elite status to someone else — this perk is coming later in 2024, and the gifted status won’t include a Perks You Pick selection, 5,000 bonus points, or the JetBlue Vacations bonus
Receive further JetBlue Mint upgrades

JetBlue Mosaic Perks You Pick program

In addition to the Perks You Pick options for non-elite members, elite members can pick one item from the Mosaic Perks You Pick menu each time they pass a status threshold (meaning up to four could be selected). The options include the following:

  • FoundersCard Blue membership — 150+ premium travel, business, and lifestyle benefits
  • Pet fee waiver — travel with your pet at no extra charge, which ordinarily costs $125 per flight
  • $99 statement credit on JetBlue Card — get a $99 one-time statement credit on your JetBlue Plus or JetBlue Business Card
  • A 20-tile bonus — this helps you get closer to the next elite tier
  • 15,000 bonus points — this will boost your points balance
  • Mint Suite priority — in the near future, priority access to Mint Suite selection on select aircraft, subject to availability
  • IHG One Rewards Platinum status — this perk is coming later in 2024
  • A 20-tile bonus that you can either use for yourself or gift to someone — this perk is coming later in 2024

That third to last point is particularly interesting — it sounds like JetBlue is planning on adding restrictions to who can assign JetBlue Mint Suites starting soon, but we don’t have an exact timeline or additional details on that yet.

In each case, the benefits that you choose are valid through the end of the following year, giving you plenty of time to use them. It doesn’t matter when you actually make your selection.

Select bonus points as an additional perk

JetBlue Mosaic doesn’t offer perks on other airlines

Often one of the benefits of airline elite status is that you also get some reciprocal perks on other airlines. Unfortunately this is one major downside of the JetBlue TrueBlue program, as there are no reciprocal elite perks.

For some time, JetBlue offered reciprocal elite perks on American, though unfortunately the partnership between the two airlines was discontinued. While JetBlue has some codeshare and interline agreements with other airlines, this doesn’t come with any frequent flyer reciprocity.

Is JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic status worth it?

To JetBlue’s credit, the TrueBlue program is pretty robust and well thought out. It creates incentives to give JetBlue incremental business, whether a person is just an occasional JetBlue flyer, or travels with the airline every week.

At the same time, I kind of have a hard time getting excited about TrueBlue Mosaic, for a few reasons:

So if you are a frequent flyer with JetBlue, then obviously there’s huge value to having Mosaic status. However, JetBlue does operate differently than the legacies, and as a result, elite perks also look a bit different.

I don’t think it’s worth going out of your way to earn JetBlue status

Bottom line

JetBlue TrueBlue has made significant changes to its loyalty program in the past year. With the 2024 program, you can earn elite-like perks before you even qualify for status, and then there are four tiers of Mosaic status, offering incremental perks at each tier.

I’d say the TrueBlue program is generally rewarding and creates incentives to give the airline additional business. However, between the lack of status with a global alliance, and the lack of complimentary first class upgrades (which JetBlue doesn’t really have), I don’t think it’s worth going out of your way to earn JetBlue Mosaic, at least in comparison to other status tiers.

Where do you stand on the value of JetBlue Mosaic status?

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  1. TJ Guest

    I only looked back on my statement when I realized I had been double-charged for a drink purchased on-board (I did select the complementary drink "perk" many months ago). I found that on the 6 flights I have taken since earning that "perk", not a single drink has been "complementary". Shame on me for not realizing/catching it sooner. I reached out to JetBlue and was told to file a complaint which should be responded to...

    I only looked back on my statement when I realized I had been double-charged for a drink purchased on-board (I did select the complementary drink "perk" many months ago). I found that on the 6 flights I have taken since earning that "perk", not a single drink has been "complementary". Shame on me for not realizing/catching it sooner. I reached out to JetBlue and was told to file a complaint which should be responded to (not "resolved") in 8-10 weeks. While this may seem minor, how many others have earned and selected this "perk" but have not been extended the benefit? Disappointing....... (stealing????.....)

  2. Spice Lady Guest

    Thank you for explaining the JetBlue Mosaic perks plan, basically what I got from this is we continue to put all our spending on our JetBlue credit card. We fly often to SFO from BOS, and have gotten spoiled on MINT, however we were really annoyed that our Mosaic status was removed this year 2024, from 2023! We feel safer ( albeit, somewhat snobby ) flying MINT as there are only ten passengers, the food...

    Thank you for explaining the JetBlue Mosaic perks plan, basically what I got from this is we continue to put all our spending on our JetBlue credit card. We fly often to SFO from BOS, and have gotten spoiled on MINT, however we were really annoyed that our Mosaic status was removed this year 2024, from 2023! We feel safer ( albeit, somewhat snobby ) flying MINT as there are only ten passengers, the food and service is excellent, however, it is really pricey for the average American. And, the complimentary bags have to be requested now which is rather cheesy on their part, plus you get half of what they use to include.

  3. splane21 Member

    What is the best airline program to credit JetBlue flights now? Credited to American the last time I flew them but can't do that anymore.

    Considering signing up for TruBlue but I also booked through the Cap1 portal so I only get 3 miles per dollar so doesn't seem very worth it.

  4. Kevin Guest

    It's crazy JetBlue now limits Mosaic members to 3 drinks per flight. Last time I checked, economy plus on most airlines didn't require elite status to get drinks, nor did they limit the amount. I was considering moving from UA Gold to JetBlue, but these kinds of cheap devaluations make me think it's not worth it.

  5. Jon Guest

    Mint Suite Priority has been available for quite some time. The timeframe required makes it fairly useless unless you book pretty far out.

    It is explained as such on the B6 site: "This perk gives a Mosaic member first dibs to select from an allocation of our popular Mint suites on A321 Classic with Mint aircraft. Each time they fly Mint, Mosaics with Mint Suite Priority will have exclusive access to select these reserved suites...

    Mint Suite Priority has been available for quite some time. The timeframe required makes it fairly useless unless you book pretty far out.

    It is explained as such on the B6 site: "This perk gives a Mosaic member first dibs to select from an allocation of our popular Mint suites on A321 Classic with Mint aircraft. Each time they fly Mint, Mosaics with Mint Suite Priority will have exclusive access to select these reserved suites (if available) until 14 days before departure. This is not a Mint upgrade. You will have to book a Mint seat to enjoy this perk. This perk only applies to the benefit holder and does not extend to others traveling on the same ticket."

  6. TJ Guest

    I was able to redeem only one Move to Mint certificate from BOS-SAN for a flight in 3 months. Good deal I think!

  7. Anthony Diamond

    I was matched to Mosaic 4 during the whole Delta thing. I will fly them on a few regular domestic routes, and I will try to use the Mint Certs and things like Blade this year, mostly on extra flights. But due to route network, lack of things like lounges and upgrades, etc, I can't really switch to them from Delta. I doubt it will requalify for any kind of status for 2025.

    1. SMR Guest

      What do people do in US lounges? I walked into a Centurion...found it PACKED with weak and very awkward buffet food. DL SkyClub was useless...huge line for a packed club and packages buffet food (heated up plastic chicken) to each his or her own. I enjoy getting steps in and a spacious terminal

    2. Anthony Diamond

      Mostly drink - but also work on decent wifi, food, etc. Food quality varies dramatically - food at many of my main SkyClubs (LAX, JFK, ORD, LGA) is pretty good. Centurion Lounge food at JFK also seems to have improved recently.

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TJ Guest

I only looked back on my statement when I realized I had been double-charged for a drink purchased on-board (I did select the complementary drink "perk" many months ago). I found that on the 6 flights I have taken since earning that "perk", not a single drink has been "complementary". Shame on me for not realizing/catching it sooner. I reached out to JetBlue and was told to file a complaint which should be responded to (not "resolved") in 8-10 weeks. While this may seem minor, how many others have earned and selected this "perk" but have not been extended the benefit? Disappointing....... (stealing????.....)

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Spice Lady Guest

Thank you for explaining the JetBlue Mosaic perks plan, basically what I got from this is we continue to put all our spending on our JetBlue credit card. We fly often to SFO from BOS, and have gotten spoiled on MINT, however we were really annoyed that our Mosaic status was removed this year 2024, from 2023! We feel safer ( albeit, somewhat snobby ) flying MINT as there are only ten passengers, the food and service is excellent, however, it is really pricey for the average American. And, the complimentary bags have to be requested now which is rather cheesy on their part, plus you get half of what they use to include.

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splane21 Member

What is the best airline program to credit JetBlue flights now? Credited to American the last time I flew them but can't do that anymore. Considering signing up for TruBlue but I also booked through the Cap1 portal so I only get 3 miles per dollar so doesn't seem very worth it.

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