Earned 75K JetBlue TrueBlue Points Today – Total of 2.5 Hours & $99!

by Adam

Boarding for my second flight began 15 minutes before my first flight was even scheduled to arrive…I love this stuff!

I registered for the JetBlue Points Match back at the end of June, but I hadn’t had a chance to take a flight. With the 8/31 deadline approaching and a trip to Europe planned from the end of August -September, a JetBlue fare sale helped me fulfill the one round-trip requirement. I purchased a 6AM flight from JFK to Boston (BOS) and then a return flight from Boston to JFK at 9AM for $49 each. I did need to get into work today though and with the weather was clear in both locations, I was hoping to get on the 730AM flight from Boston. That flight was approximately 20 minutes after the JFK flight was scheduled to land, though boarding would be closing 5 minutes after I was landing.  I therefore knew that I needed to get myself on the standby list at JFK and that I couldn’t wait until I arrived at Boston.  I arrived to JFK a little early to ask…the agent looked at my arriving flight and was very confused.  I explained the situation (she loved it) and she was able to add me to the list with the assistance of a supervisor. They wished me good luck and told me to come back if I made it. Off to Boston…

Our flight actually landed a bit early and I was in the terminal by 655 for the 730 flight. We came into gate C15 and the JFK flight was departing only three over at C12. I approached the gate just as they asked for standby passengers to make themselves known. Boom, ticket issued and exit row seat! I was on my next flight by 7am, 10 minutes prior to the arrival time for the first.

Upon landing I headed back upstairs to the help area and found my agents!  They literally started hysterically laughing, jumping, and screaming “Go Adam Go” as I approached.  We all celebrated together, they were truly awesome.  As I predicted to them before the first flight, I ended up at work about 30 minutes earlier than normal for a Friday…and had a little bit of morning fun.

Based on recent reader experiences, I should see those 75K points within the week.  Thanks JetBlue…and Virgin America…and Starwood 😉


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Sruly August 19, 2016 - 1:37 pm

Glad you hear you can make it that easily I am booked for those flights next week.

Adam August 19, 2016 - 4:45 pm

@Sruly – Yes, just hope for good weather!

Rick August 19, 2016 - 2:08 pm

I love this! I just told my girlfriend your story, and even though her eyes normally glaze up at anything about award miles, she started laughing with delight at this and said “That’s wonderful”!

Adam August 19, 2016 - 4:45 pm

@Rick – Hah, awesome! The JetBlue staff couldn’t stop laughing either!

Kevin August 19, 2016 - 4:39 pm

Beautifully efficient. Congratulations!

Adam August 19, 2016 - 4:45 pm

@Kevin – Thanks!!!

Nick August 19, 2016 - 11:05 pm

Adam, I was aiming for the same quick turn today when #LBGgate hit and a military plane cause a cancellation for my return flight. Because of constraints, I couldn’t take the return they offered the next day. Do you think they’ll honor the original routing and credit the 75k? I’m pretty livid they cancelled the flights, technically after the runways had reopened, but I’m also stuck with the promotion.

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