Last Thursday (October 10), Jetblue announced a way for families to earn award flights faster by combining their points with Family Pooling. Jetblue is the only airline in the U.S. to offer such an option but expects others to follow.
With Family Pooling an account is made up of up to 2 adults (age 21 and older) and up to 5 children (under the age of 21). Members in the pool can be family or friends which makes the program extremely flexible. Each member must contribute at least 10% of the points that they earn to the Family Pool once they join.
There are a bunch of other rules which I won’t go into but you can read all about the program here.
Jetblue celebrated the launch of this new benefit by hosting a TrueBlue Family Pooling Carnival in T5 at JFK Airport in New York. The event was a way to get the word out about Family Pooling by offering carnival games, face painting, prizes and more.
I would’ve liked to have attended the event and think Lucas would’ve had a fun time but I was busy with work and wasn’t flying that day. I reached out to Jetblue about getting into the event but it was a bit last minute for them to help me out. However, they were nice enough to e-mail me some photos from the carnival.
Check out a few more photos below:
From what we can tell, Jetblue Family Pool looks like an amazing benefit for families and friends. There doesn’t seem to be much of a downside to pooling. Who doesn’t want to earn award flights quicker?
What are your thoughts on Jetblue Family Pooling? Do you plan to sign up?
(All photos in this post were sent to me from Jetblue.)