jetblueThe American skies just got a lot friendlier thanks to JetBlue, which has just become the first US-based airline to allow families to pool award miles through its TrueBlue program.

Most travelers know that feeling of frustration from being just a few miles short of award travel. Well, with pooling, there is no more saving up for months or years to earn yourself a ticket when your family members have miles to share.

Here’s how it works in short: Any TrueBlue member can start a pool and be the Head of Household. Two adults and up to 5 children can pool their miles. Family members choose their initial and ongoing contribution and can change that once a year. Some frequent fliers are still curious about the details of transfer fees at other times and the benefits of pooling versus individual miles. That should become clearer but for more details direct from JetBlue, click here.

And by the way, TravelingMom already loves JetBlue for its Autism Program


JetBlue is the first US-based airline to get with this program, but not the first airline. British Airways also allows pooling for up to seven family members living at the same address through its Avios program. Hawaiian Airlines doesn’t pool but does allow HawaiianMiles members to transfer miles free of charge to anyone with a Hawaiian Airlines Visa using the ShareMiles program. The Points Guy has a good detailed list of other loyalty programs that allow miles pooling of some form.