JetBlue Becomes Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

Great news in the world of points for Disney Parks fanatics. Chase has added JetBlue as a transfer partner to their Chase Ultimate Rewards program. (Everyone on the East Coast cheers!) If you have cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve, you can now transfer those directly into your JetBlue TrueBlue account.

This is in addition to other great partners like Southwest Airlines, Hyatt, and United Airlines.

Why We Love This

Dynamic Pricing

JetBlue prices their flights on points the same way Southwest Airlines does; it’s tied to the cost of the flight. If the flight is cheap, it will be cheap on points. This is often really helpful for domestic flights to Orlando.

Here’s an example showing the cash cost and corresponding number of points for a flight from New York to Orlando:

Good Value in Points

JetBlue points are valuable, worth just about as much as Southwest Airlines points. This means you’ll get good value for your points if you transfer them to JetBlue.

Topping Off Your Account

If you have some JetBlue points already but not quite enough for a flight you need, this will give you a convenient way to top off your account. 

Huge JetBlue Sign Up Bonus

This also means the Chase Sapphire Preferred sign up bonus is potentially worth 55,000 JetBlue points. You get 50,000 Ultimate Rewards when you spend $4,000 in the first three months. And, another 5,000 points when you add an authorized user. Those can all be transferred into your JetBlue account, a great way to earn tons of TrueBlue points.

Plus, the Sapphire Preferred waives the annual fee in the first year. If you decide to sign up, we’d love for you to use our referral link. You get the same great deal. We get some points for pointing you in the right direction.

When It Won’t Make Sense to Transfer

If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you can book travel directly through Chase and get 1.5 cents in value for each of your points. This is slightly more than the value of a JetBlue point. So, unless you just need to top off your account for a flight, if you have the CSR, you’ll be better off in most cases booking your flights through Chase.

You can read more about how to build Chase Ultimate Rewards Strategy, one of the best ways to save on a Disney vacation.