The Emirates frequent flyer program has just introduced award redemption on its partner JetBlue. It’s easy to get Emirates points. And the award prices for JetBlue’s ‘Mint’ business class are surprisingly reasonable. You can often book JetBlue business class seats for more than one third fewer points than JetBlue would charge in its own program. This was first identified by JT Genter.
Get Emirates Points
It’s super easy to get miles in the Emirates frequent flyer program.
- Emirates Skywards is a transfer partner of American Express, Chase, Citibank, and Capital One. All the major bank currencies transfer to Emirates.
- You can even transfer points from new free program Bilt which gives you points for paying your rent and they will even give you points for linking your Emirates account to the program.
- And Emirates has a U.S. credit card with 60,000 point bonus offer now.
There are plenty of other ways to get Emirates points, too, such as transfers from Marriott.
JetBlue’s New Business Class Seat, Not Available Yet On Most Routes
Prices for Redeeming JetBlue Travel
Emirates has a distance-based award chart for travel on JetBlue:
Routes like New York JFK – Los Angeles (or LA-Miami or Boston – San Francisco) run 52,000 miles each way, while New York JFK – London will be 64,000 miles. New York JFK – Aruba would be 40,000 miles.
Do an advanced award search on the Emirates website and select to search partner award travel. You have to search individual dates and can’t use flexible search. Over the phone Emirates will even place awards on hold for you pending transfer of points.
Awards book into “I” for business class (“Mint”) and “P” for economy. This can be searched at Expertflyer.com when doing a revenue fare availability search.