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One of the most frustrating things about miles and points is not quite having enough points in your own account to redeem a free trip, but having miles laying around in the accounts of friends and family who want to help out but can’t transfer them to you.
British Airways gets around this by offering household accounts, where you designate members of your household to pool your points with.
Chase Ultimate Rewards lets you transfer your points to other family members who share your billing address, which includes United and Southwest miles accounts
American Express Membership rewards points also let you transfer to the airline accounts of others, including JetBlue, Delta, and British Airways.
But U.S. airlines haven’t allowed transfers from their own mile accounts to friends and family without substantial fees that often make it not worth the expense.
JetBlue has announced ‘Family Pooling’ of points, and here’s how it works.
Here are the catches…
While JetBlue points can’t be used for big exotic international first class trips, they are valuable for the flights JetBlue flies, with points often worth nearly 2 cents a piece, a good deal overall.You can also use JetBlue points to fly in first class on JetBlue flights that have its new ‘Mint’ premium cabin service. It’s also a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards.
But a tip is that Membership Rewards points can be transferred to anyone’s JetBlue account with no need to create a family account.
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