Family Travel With JetBlue Family Pooling

A few years ago I took my husband and Lucia to meet my mother’s (huge) family in Medellin, Colombia.  It was an amazing experience to be surrounded by loving family that I’ve lived so far away from for my entire life.  Although we hoped to return again soon, we haven’t been back since.

Medelllin Colombia

Me and baby LP in the house my mother grew up in.

JetBlue just made that trip to Colombia (or anywhere else) much easier with the introduction of their new “Family Pooling” feature for their TrueBlue rewards program members.  With “Family Pooling”, up to seven people (two adults and five children) can actually pool their miles into one single account.  JetBlue is the first airline to offer this consolidation of points feature among “family” (defined as a group of people united by a common affiliation), allowing members to accumulate and redeem points easier and faster.

I had the chance to meet with the JetBlue team at their headquarters in Long Island City last week.  As the daughter of a mechanical engineer (my father designed airplane engines), I found the behind the scenes walk through incredibly interesting.  I grew up attending air shows and last week I had the opportunity to learn about the intricate details that go into operating an airline. I also learned that the “Family Pooling” program was implemented as a response to customer feedback.  It quickly became clear that JetBlue wanted a sound system for members to easily redeem their points.

My family is incredibly excited about JetBlue’s Family Pooling (no transfer fees, no expiration dates, no blackout dates and no wasted miles!).  To learn more about program details visit the JetBlue website.

I received TrueBlue miles during my visit to JetBlue HQ, however, all opinions are strictly my own.

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  1. I love the look you are giving your daughter here:) Your a great momma

  2. That’s really cool about the family pooling with Jet blue. Its so weird seeing Lydia so little. When I look back on JJ’s baby pictures his lack of hair just looks weird to me. Oh and your dad designing airplane engines. That’s a pretty important job! I’d find a tour like that very interesting too.

  3. Ack, I meant *Lucia* not Lydia, sorry!

  4. So adorable, that photo of you and baby Lucia 🙂 She looks exactly like she does now ~ just with less hair lol! My in-laws travel on JetBlue all the time, as they go to Florida a lot, and JetBlue flies out of a small airport near us direct to Ft. Lauderdale. They love it.

    • I was actually thinking about how grandparents will benefit from Family Pooling. I have so many friends with parents that fly into NYC to spend time with their grandchildren, however the grandmothers often come alone. The spouses miles will be able to be used – making those solo trips so much easier.

  5. This is a great incentive for flying with Jet Blue! I tried to transfer miles that my daughter had, but the fee made it not worth it. I can’t believe that they don’t expire! Thanks for sharing. I just told my husband.

  6. I wish I had known about this company before we started traveling…actually it’s only been 2 years. At this rate (traveling every summer with two little ones) we should be able to put TONS of miles in our account! A FREE trip would be so great ;-)))

    • Well it was just introduced..so you are in luck if you fly with them in the future! Your family will be able to consolidate miles into one family account and tickets can be booked for anyone. So if you and your husband ever have the chance to take a solo getaway – your kids miles can help you get there!

  7. Were you born in Columbia?

    Baby Lucia is too adorable. 🙂

  8. Way to go jet blue! This program is going to help my family tremendously!!!

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