Everyone likes getting a ride to the airport; no parking, no trudging from the garage to the terminal, but do you really care if it’s Lyft, Uber, a taxi, or your cousin Ralph who takes you there? Lyft is trying to make that decision easier for JetBlue passengers by offering them frequent flyer points by using the ride-hailing service.
Lyft announced the partnership Tuesday, calling the program a “door-to-door” solution for travelers both on the ground and in the air.
Through the partnership, Lyft passengers will have the ability to earn JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty points and tap into exclusive travel perks and discounts.
Here’s how it works: customers link their JetBlue and Lyft accounts inside the JetBlue mobile app. Passengers can then earn TrueBlue points each time they take a Lyft to or from any airport in the U.S. where Lyft operates.
Each year, a passenger can earn up to 1,200 points through rides with Lyft. However, Mashable points out that translates to just $30 to $40.
Additionally, new users who sign up for Lyft through JetBlue will receive a $15 ride credit or 750 TrueBlue points.
While Lyft says the partnership is the first of its kind, it previously partnered with Southwest Airlines and American Airlines for similar point-earning opportunities.
by Ashlee Kieler via Consumerist