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Old Sep 18, 17, 3:32 am #1
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Even more seat, non mosaic and JetBlue Plus card holder?

I seem to recall someone said there is a benefit for booking Even More Space Seat with Jetblue Plus Mastercard. I just want to check in to see if it is true as the upgrade to LA from SF is only $10. If I do get another 200 points back, I effectively pay $8 for it.

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Old Sep 18, 17, 6:43 am #2
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I think the 200 points is part of the Badges program, not tied to the CC. I don't have the card and I still get the 200 points every time.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 10:14 am #3

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The Plus card gets 6x points per dollar, so you are effectively getting 6-7% back on the $10 EMS purchase. I would definitely buy EMS at $10, since it gets you early boarding and you're the first off the plane (assuming you sit in the first section of EMS).
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Old Sep 18, 17, 11:49 pm #4
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I think the 200 points is part of the Badges program, not tied to the CC. I don't have the card and I still get the 200 points every time.
The 200 points for EMS is a bonus that predates the badges program.

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Old Sep 19, 17, 1:42 am #5
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How do i know if I get the 200 points bonus? I do not see that on my badges or whatever
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Old Sep 19, 17, 2:25 am #6

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shows up as "even more space points" in activity history, not badges. afaik nothing has changed recently.

$10 to get EMS plus 260 points is not bad at all.
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Old Sep 20, 17, 1:45 am #7
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i learned the 200 points is standard, everyone gets it. no love for card holders other than the extra 3%?
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Old Sep 20, 17, 9:49 am #8
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The 200 points for EMS is a bonus that predates the badges problem.
My bad...I know there is a separate badge for EMS and got them confused.
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Old Sep 20, 17, 9:52 am #9
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I've looked through the badge list fairly closely; I think they may have retired, or eliminated, that one?
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Old Sep 20, 17, 10:20 am #10
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I've looked through the badge list fairly closely; I think they may have retired, or eliminated, that one?
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Old Sep 23, 17, 1:31 am #11

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Excuse my ignorance;

And my disability to understand the previous posts.

Perhaps someone could recap and explain for mosaics and non mosaics, simply, the points that may accure when booking EMS seats.
In a well layed out color coded spread sheet for all past and future visitors to understand.

And the advantages of booking EMS for all B6 level card holders. Regarding points.

So does purchasing an EMS seat with a Plus Card receive anything other than the 6X points for cost of EMS? Or does it even receive that?

What's up with the 200 point mention above?
Still active? Past benny?

Does purchasing an EMS seat with the free B6 card have any benny? Point wise?

Being Mosaic, is there any other benefit than above?

etc?

etc?

Please lay it out.

Many are lurking trying to understand this info too.

Thanks for any, and all explanations possible..

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Old Sep 23, 17, 7:59 am #12
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The 200 points is definitely still active.

Mosaic can (often) get EMS for free at the airport, though I do not believe that is a published benefit. Mosaic can also buy EMS with points at a favorable rate.

The purchase should count as a B6 transaction for the bonus points on the card but I don't have one (and pays points if i do it) so cannot confirm.
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Old Sep 23, 17, 8:05 am #13
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At first I thought the above was some sort of haiku!

Buying EMS earns a flat 200 points, which appears on one's account as a separate line item from the flight activity itself. I understand that (cheapskate) Mosaics are entitled to claim an unoccupied EMS seat, if any, before takeoff (at the gate?).
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Old Sep 25, 17, 1:28 am #14
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Yes 200 points was on my account the last time I moved up too
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Old Sep 25, 17, 7:51 am #15

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A couple other data points:

I can't imagine not getting 6X points on the purchase amount as a Plus card holder. I even earn 6X points on the taxes/fees on an award redemption, though I haven't bought EMS since having the card. (It's nice, but not critical for me on E190 hops.)

On my last flight, I was leaning towards buying up at the airport, but we were given EMS anyways. I guess a polite comment about our 24-hours wx delay did the trick - "oh, I see you're in the last row, let me move you guys up." Both of us still got the 200 EMS point for that one, even though it wasn't paid EMS.
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