Qatar Airways and JetBlue have a longstanding partnership, which up until now hasn’t included any opportunities for redemption.
However, it’s now possible to redeem Qatar Airways Avios for JetBlue flights, and there are some great new sweet spots, including business class flights to Europe.
JetBlue Now Bookable with Qatar Airways Avios
In an email sent out to Privilege Club members, Qatar Airways announced that JetBlue flights are now bookable with Qatar Airways Avios.
What’s particularly interesting about this expansion of the airlines’ partnership is that JetBlue flights have only been bookable through the TrueBlue program in the recent past, ever since JetBlue ended its relationship with American Airlines AAdvantage and Emirates Skywards.
JetBlue is based out of New York (JFK), and most of its flights are within the United States and to destinations across Central America and the Caribbean. The airline also operates a number of routes out of Boston (BOS) and Los Angeles (LAX).
From its New York (JFK) and Boston (BOS) hubs, you can find longer-haul flights to Europe and South America.
The most intriguing part of this expanded partnership is increased access to award bookings in JetBlue’s business class cabin, which is officially known as Mint.
Mint is offered on a number of routes within the United States, to destinations across Central America and the Caribbean, and on flights to Europe.
Even if you don’t have a balance of Qatar Airways Avios, keep in mind that you can freely convert other flavours of Avios into Qatar Airways Avios.
Therefore, if you happen to have access to British Airways Avios, you can then convert your British Airways Avios into Qatar Airways Avios instantly.
Since British Airways Executive Club is a transfer partner with many transferable points currencies, you should have no problem accessing Qatar Airways Privilege Club, including during transfer bonus events.
New JetBlue Sweet Spots with Qatar Airways Avios
With JetBlue flights now available for booking with Qatar Airways Avios, there are a number of new sweet spots available.
In June 2023, Qatar Airways lowered award pricing for partner airlines. The number of Avios required for a partner airline is fixed, and based on the…