JetBlue has recently added a new route to the sunny Caribbean destination of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Flights leave daily from Fort Lauderdale.
This is the third route to the islands offered by JetBlue. You can also get there from the airline’s hubs in New York and Boston.
JetBlue is flying its Embraer E190 aircraft on this route between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Providenciales International Airport. It offers extra legroom and two-by-two seating, which means everyone has either an aisle or window seat. Plus passengers get all the perks the carrier is known for, including free snacks and drinks, DirecTV, Sirius XM Radio and Fly-Fi, the airline’s signature in-flight Wi-Fi.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a collection of 40 coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean, just southeast of the Bahamas. Visiting there is all about relaxing, exploring and enjoying the beach, which includes Grace Bay Beach, known for its gorgeous surf and sand.
Then there’s the diving. If you’re looking for adventure, the islands offers some rather exotic spots, including a limestone swimming hole and the Middle Caicos Caves.
Getting to Turks and Caicos With TrueBlue Points
You can buy a ticket on this route with miles from JetBlue’s loyalty program, TrueBlue. Unfortunately, JetBlue no longer offers its co-branded American Express card, and it has yet to reach a new partnership with another company. So, you’ll have to earn your points the old fashioned for now.
When you book with JetBlue, you’ll earn up to three points per dollar spent, plus you’ll get an online booking bonus of 3 to 5 points per dollar, depending on the seat you book. That means you can collect TrueBlue points pretty quickly if you’re a regular flier.
How much does this route cost? If you book a basic economy award seat, prices start at 3,800 points each way. With that fare, though, you don’t get a checked bag. The exact number of points it will cost depends on when you fly and the availability on the flight.
Blue Plus award seats start at 4,900 points each way. Those seats come with one checked bag and lower change and cancellation fees.
Last but not least, Blue Flex award seats start at 11,200 points each way. With Blue Flex, you can change your flight without a fee and check two bags for free.