I am really excited to be visiting St. Lucia for the first time, and I have to admit that the trip was entirely inspired by an unexpected JetBlue fare sale last month -$284 each way (or 17,800 points). Keep in mind it really is an incredible deal, since most Mint seats to the Caribbean start at $599 one way (often exceeding over $1000 each way).
One of my favorite features of JetBlue Mosaic status is the “be fee free” benefit, which means Mosaic members will never have to pay a change or cancellation fee, no matter what.For some bizarre and unknown reason, I decided to check flight prices today and was in disbelief when I saw there were 2 seats selling for even cheaper – at $249 a piece (or 16,700 points).
Without hesitation, I decided it was worth a shot to call JetBlue to see if I could rebook my outbound at the cheaper rate and get the difference in points refunded.Sure enough, the call lasted less than 5 minutes, and soon I had 2,200 back in my TrueBlue account.
Even better is that I will get 10% of my total redeemed points back just for being JetBlue Plus Card member! On a side note, I personally consider the JetBlue Plus Card as my favorite airline credit card at the moment (more details on why this card is so awesome), especially since there have been so many lucrative promotions and sales these days.
2,200 points may not seem like much, but for 5-minutes of my time it was worth making the adjustment. With each TrueBlue point valued at ~1.4 cents each, 2,200 points is worth around $30.
Have you ever went out of your way to make an adjustment to a previously-booked award ticket when there were points left on the table?