In early July I wrote how SPG Points Transfers Just Don’t Make Sense.
What I was referring to was transferring SPG points to another family member’s SPG account. I was trying to transfer some SPG points to Lucas so he could take part in JetBlue’s Virgin America points match offer to earn 75,000 points.
My original plan was to go on a 1-2 night trip with Lucas due to JetBlue’s offer. My destination of choice was going to be Buffalo, NY. Since Lucas didn’t get the points transferred in time, our trip idea got canned.
In order to earn the 75,000 JetBlue points bonus, two things had to be done:
- Send a screenshot to JetBlue showing a Virgin Elevate account balance of 50,001 points or higher
- After receiving a confirmation e-mail from JetBlue, book and fly roundtrip on JetBlue on a revenue ticket.
Once it was decided that taking a short trip with Lucas wouldn’t happen, I had to decide if I wanted to just go on a pure mileage run (something I’ve never done) or fly somewhere cheap and make a day out of it.
I opted for choice 2 and decided to go with my brother to Boston for the day- well, part of a day!
Since my brother was also taking part in the promo, we decided to spend a few hours in Boston rather than just fly back and forth. In my opinion, if you’re going to fly you might as well make something of the time used.
After looking at various options, we each decided to book a flight from Newark Airport to Boston. The flight with tax came to $96.20. Definitely a fair price to pay to fulfill the JetBlue points match offer.
Here is what we flew:
- Newark (EWR) at 10:40 AM to Boston (BOS) arriving at 11:44 AM
- Boston at 7:05 PM, to Newark arriving at 8:30 PM
This gave us 7 hours in Boston including getting to and from the airport. In reality, we’d have around 5 hours to kill in the city.
Find out what we did during our visit in a future post!
Did you take part in the JetBlue- Virgin America points match offer? If so, where did you fly and how many bonus JetBlue points will you be earning?