5 Epic Getaways You Can Book With 30,000 JetBlue Points

4 minute read | 4/2/19April 2, 2019

JetBlue credit cards are getting a lot of attention in the travel community right now and for good reason.

These cards offer an impressive amount of value and the travel perks are good. Really good.

The JetBlue Plus Card and JetBlue Business Card offers cardholders:

  • substantial in-flight savings,
  • zero foreign transaction fees, and
  • exclusive earning opportunities for JetBlue rewards.

And let’s not forget about one of the most exciting reasons to get a travel rewards card — booking trips using points!

Once you've earned your sign-up bonus, you can round up some friends, choose a destination, and get packing for your next adventure. 

Here are five getaways we found for 30,000 TrueBlue points or less to inspire your next trip.

1. Las Vegas, NV

Vegas is one of those cities you have to see for yourself to truly experience.

From passing the Bellagio Fountains, trying your hand at the casinos, and hitting up must-see dayclubs and nightclubs, there’s no shortage of adventures to get into on The Strip.

When you need a break, wander off The Strip for a hike at Red Rock, or venture out to the Grand Canyon for a day (by helicopter, if you’re feeling especially fancy).

Foodies also love visiting some of the world’s trendiest restaurants in Vegas; known for housing several award-winning chefs and a signature posh dining feel.

Book with points: Plan a long weekend getaway from NYC to Vegas for 27,500 JetBlue points + $11.20 in taxes and fees (which must be paid out of pocket).

Heads up! If your crew is already on the west coast, you can book this trip for the same dates with fewer points.

For example, roundtrip airfare from San Jose, CA to Vegas will set you back 14,000 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees. In this case, 30,000 TrueBlue points are enough to book two round-trip tickets!

2. Costa Rica

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t want to visit Costa Rica.

With countless gorgeous beaches, a luscious greenscape, incredible outdoor experiences, and a generally “chill” vibe, this welcoming paradise is a perfect example of the island life you and your friends have been dreaming of.

Whether you’re into extreme adventures, lounging on the beach for days, or somewhere in between, you’ll easily find it all here. Some must-do activities include beach hopping, sport fishing, volcanoes, waterfalls, natural hot springs, zip lining, hiking, and more.

Along with being a popular destination for tourists, Costa Rica has also been incredibly progressive in their efforts toward becoming a green economy which is inspiring to witness – most notably, the entire country has been running on renewable energy since 2016!

Book with points: Plan a solid week excursion during peak season from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Costa Rica for 24,400 points + $74.79 in taxes and fees.

Heads up! You can book this same trip with fewer points in the off-peak season (May-December).

For example, roundtrip airfare from Fort Lauderdale to Costa Rica in May costs 16,400 points + $74.79 in taxes and fees. With a little extra planning and spending on your JetBlue Plus card, you could earn ~2,800 additional points and book two round-trip tickets for ~32,800 points!

3. Austin, TX

One of the fastest growing cities in the country, Austin is the perfect place to let loose and have some fun.

Spend time enjoying some of the nation’s best barbeque and craft beer, hop around the hottest bars for the latest and greatest craft cocktails, and attend as many live music shows as you can handle featuring up and coming local acts on the brink of hitting the big time!

When you need a break, cool off from the 100+ degree weather with a dip at Barton Springs or Deep Eddy and a cold beer in your favorite koozie.

Book with points: Plan a getaway to sunny Austin from Boston in February (a.k.a. the dead of winter) for 25,600 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees.

Heads up! Stuck in the snow further north and need an escape? This sunny getaway can also be booked from Syracuse to Austin in February for ~30,000 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees.

4. New Orleans, LA

Ah, New Orleans, the “Big Easy.” If you haven’t visited this soulful city yet, do yourself a solid and make plans to visit this exciting southern town pronto.

The energy in this charming town is loud, joyous, and never dull. Want to test out those wild dance moves you’ve been holding onto? This is the place.

Also on your itinerary: days full of good food, incredible music, traffic-stopping parades, and so much more. Getting around is easy since it’s a flat, walkable town, but Uber and Lyft are equally easy to hail.

Book with points: Plan a weekend getaway from NYC to New Orleans for 25,800 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees.

Heads up! If you’re already based in the south, you can book this trip for the same dates with fewer points.

For example, round-trip airfare from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans is going for 16,900 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees. Similar to one of the destinations above, some extra planning and spending could help you earn enough points for two round-trip airfare tickets!

5. Nashville, TN

Spend a few days in Nashville seeing what all the fuss is about. Hint: they don’t call it NashVegas for nothing.

This popular city is home to some of the country’s finest distilleries, biggest frisbee golf parks, and of course, honky-tonk country music.

Bar hopping and “open mic night” are regular occurrences in downtown Nashville and you’ll get to enjoy it all with a good craft brew or Jack Daniels in hand.

Plus, the temperate weather makes this trip a good choice to visit year-round.

Book with points: Plan a week-long getaway from Fort Lauderdale to Nashville for 21,900 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees.

Heads up! This trip is also possible to book if you’re traveling from NYC to Nashville and can be flexible with travel dates.

For example, round-trip airfare from NY-LaGuardia to Nashville on February 20-February 27 costs 28,000 TrueBlue points + $11.20 in taxes and fees.

Find Additional JetBlue Award Airfare

If none of these trips strike your fancy or you're looking for something a little different, try searching JetBlue for award fares on your own. With so many options available, you're bound to find the perfect spot.

Plug in your ideal destination and travel dates and be sure to select “TrueBlue Points” before submitting your search to see the cost of airfare in points (instead of dollars).


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