Use Qatar Airways Avios ( or combine from BA, Iberia, etc ) to book JetBlue award flights now.

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You can now book JetBlue Mint, or economy, across the pond, the country, or wherever JetBlue flies, by redeeming Qatar Airways Avios. The best part? Booking can all be done online, and of course, since you can combine Avios across programs, you could now utilize British Airways, Iberia, or Aer Lingus to book JetBlue Avios by combining those points into Qatar Airways Avios. Sound complex? It’s not – it’s actually super easy, let me show you how. Shoutout to FindFlights for spotting this!

First, you probably have Qatar Airways Avios and don’t even know it. Avios is partnered with every major bank currency, and since you can merge Avios between the member programs (British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Qatar), they are super easy to earn. In fact, as soon as you link your British Airways and Qatar Airways Avios accounts, the points you have will show up there. You can learn more about that here. You can also merge British Airways and Iberia, etc.

What programs transfer to British Airways, Iberia, etc?
– Amex
– BA, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Qatar
– Bilt
– Capital One
– Chase
– Citi

What does Qatar Airways charge to fly JetBlue?
For all partner flights, Qatar Airways utilizes a distance-based award chart that is nearly the same as what you’d find for British Airways – the big difference is that you can fly short-haul partner flights for just 6k Avios (BA charges 7500) – those are under 651 miles.

Miles Economy Class Premium Economy Business Class First Class
O 6,000 9,000 12,500 24,000
651 9,000 12,500 16,500 33,000
1152 11,000 16,500 22,000 44,000
2001 13,000 25,250 38,750 51,500
3001 20,750 41,250 62,000 82,500
4001 25,750 51,500 77,250 103,000
5501 31,000 62,000 92,750 123,750
6501 36,250 72,250 108,250 144,250
7001 51,500 103,000 154,500 206,000

Sweet Spots – Mint:
– JFK/BOS to London for 62k Avios
– JFK to Paris, AMS, EDI, DUB for 62k Avios
– BOS to Dublin for 38,750 + $10 Econ – under 651 miles
– ATL to IAD – 6000 Avios

Finding space on Qatar Airways
I believe the system is being overrun a bit because finding flights wasn’t too much of an issue, but the wheel kept spinning for me vs leading to a booking page. Other sites haven’t reported issues with booking, so I’d presume this is just a temporary glitch. You’ll need to login to have the ability to select ” Book an award flight”.

You could also look at sub 651-mile flights like New York LGA to Boston.

Using Expertflyer
Expertflyer is a powerful paid subscription service that allows you to search for specific “fare buckets” including award flights. Here you can see that JetBlue (B6) has 7 seats in econ and 7 seats in business class from JFK to CDG on November 9th. I find that EP loads a bit faster than Qatar, and allows you to confirm the space is indeed available.

What is JetBlue Mint like internationally?
I have yet to fly the new JetBlue Mint, but I would love to sit in one of the first two seats where you basically have a huge studio to yourself and can even have a buddy come dine with you.

Overall, this is a fantastic new redemption for a JetBlue product that a lot of people love, and having the ability to transfer points to BA periodically throughout the year from all the major bank currencies (often with a bonus) makes this a compelling new redemption domestically and internationally. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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