JetBlue loyalty program members will now be able to get from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport to Manhattan in as little as 5 minutes.
Yes, you read that correctly, and no, that’s not a typo. Five minutes.
Normally, that trek would entail a possibly 90-minute subway ride, as well as winding your way along New York’s crowded sidewalks. Instead, JetBlue will partner with Blade so its passengers can take advantage of Blade’s helicopter service.
“We know the JetBlue journey starts long before our customers step aboard one of our flights, which is why we are making more of the entire travel experience even easier and even more rewarding,” Chris Buckner, vice president of loyalty and partnerships at JetBlue, said in a statement.
“We look forward to enabling loyal JetBlue fliers to fly between the city and area airports in as little as 5 minutes,” Melissa Tomkiel, Blade’s president, added. “Given its New York City roots, JetBlue is an ideal partner as we continue to ramp up our Blade Airport service to 6 days a week and up to 13 hours per day in New York City.”
Indeed, Blade recently announced it will add an additional route of continuous daily service between its BLADE Lounge East, located at East 34th Street in Manhattan, and JFK. That service will begin Monday, June 27.
Who Can Use The Service
In the past, there was only one elite tier in JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program: Mosaic.
At least that used to be the case. This year, JetBlue added another, more elite tier to the program, known as Mosaic+.
Mosaic+ members will now begin receiving credits they can redeem for complimentary seats on Blade airport helicopter transfers when they are connecting to or from JetBlue flights. Another perk lets qualifying members use those credits for their eligible travel companions.
Then, beginning July 1, Mosaic members will receive 25 percent off their first Blade Airport trip. Meanwhile, TrueBlue loyalty club members will receive 10 percent off their first Blade Airport trip when they will be connecting to or from JetBlue flights.
Finally, it should be noted that JetBlue is the only U.S. airline to offer an airport transfer partnership of this kind. JetBlue will provide TrueBlue members access to Blade flights through 2023.
You can learn more about JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program, including Mosaic and Mosaic+, here.
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