You Can Now Book JetBlue Mint with Emirates Miles
Mint is JetBlue’s lie-flat business class service. It is more affordable that similar products on other airlines and is available only on select JetBlue routes in the U.S., some Caribbean countries and soon to London.
You can book Mint with cash or JetBlue TrueBlue points. But now some of those Mint tickets can be yours if you have Emirates Skywards miles. JetBlue and Emirates have been partners for a while. You could already book economy seats also with Emirates miles, so the news here is that you can use the miles to also book Mint as well. This was first reported by NerdWallet.
How to Book
To book a flight using Skywards Miles with JetBlue, log into your Emirates Skywards account, click on Spend now, choose Book Classic Rewards Flight and select search partner flights only. You will then be able to check the availability of flights and use your Miles at checkout. Check the table below for the number of Miles you need for a one-way reward flight. Round-trip flights cost double the miles.
|Zone||One-way distance (miles)||Economy||Mint|
The klist above states that you can book Mint starting from just 16,000 Skywards miles each way. But JetBlue Mint award tickets realistically start at 1,000 miles distance and 40,000 Skywards miles each way, or 80,000 Skywards miles round-trip.
Flying Mint from Boston to St. Maarten for example will set you back 40,000 Skywards miles one way. New York to Las Vegas will cost you 52,000 Skywards miles. That’s less than the amount of JetBlue TrueBlue points that you would need for those same flights.
Keep in mind that London and some other routes are not available to book with Skywards miles. There are also some limitations and tricks to find availability. NerdWallet’s post has more details on that.
Most people might not have an easy way of earning lots of Emirates Skywards miles. But Emirates is a transfer partner for all major points currencies, including Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One miles, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou. That should make is easy enough to get the miles you need to book Mint awards.
If you plan on flying JetBlue, or just want to try out its Mint product, this should be good news. With all the possibilities of transferring points, you can easily earn enough Emirates Skywards miles to make it happen. We have one JetBlue Mint review form a couple of years ago here.