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Free BLADE Transfer With JetBlue Mint Fares Promotion

Sam Helmy
JetBlue announced a promotion offering a free BLADE Helicopter transfer from Manhattan to New York JFK and Newark EWR when you book and fly a JetBlue Mint cabin from those airports.

JetBlue launched a fabulous promotion giving you a free BLADE helicopter transfer when you book a Mint fare departing New Your JFK or Newark Liberty EWR. If you want to take advantage of the promotion, you will have to hurry since bookings must be made by February 21, 2024. In addition, you will have to be flexible with your travel plan since the promotion is only available for travel through March 8, 2024.

The Blade helicopter experience was and excellent
My BLADE helicopter experience was excellent

BLADE Transfer Promotion Overview

  • Receive a complimentary BLADE transfer with Mint bookings departing or arriving at JFK or EWR.
  • Promotion booking window February 13, 2024, through February 21, 2024.
  • Promotion travel window is February 15, 2024, through March 8, 2024.
  • Passengers must be aged 18 and over to receive a free Blade Helicopter transfer.
  • You can book a maximum of 4 Mint customers per reservation.
  • Excludes flights departing or arriving outside BLADE Airport helicopter hours of operation.
  • Excludes JetBlue flights on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Bookings are subject to BLADE’s luggage policies.
  • Award flights and flights booked using Move to Mint certificates are excluded from the promotion.
  • The promotion is subject to BLADE seat availability.

What Does Availability Look Like

When it comes to Mint flights, you have lots of opportunities despite the small travel window. We found options for flights from JFK to San Francisco SFO near the end of February for just over $1,000. These would qualify for the BLADE transfer promotion.

Mint flights from New York to San Francisco qualify for a free Blade transfer

One thing to remember is that the promotion is open to all Mint bookings. So even if you are heading further afield you can still take advantage of the promotion. We found eligible flights from JFK to London that would also qualify for the promotion.

Mint flights from New York to London qualify for a free Blade transfer

Finally, it is worth keeping in mind that the promotion works for outbound and inbound flights. So, if you are planning on arriving in JFK from a destination served by JetBlue Mint-enabled aircraft. You can then book the transfer on the inbound flight and take a BLADE transfer from JFK or EWR  to Manhattan.

What BLADE Helicopter Transfers Are Like

If you are based in Manhattan or need to get there, then BLADE Helicopter rides are awesome. As a matter of fact, if It is a nice day and the weather is clear with good visibility, BLADE Helicopter transfers give New Yorkers and tourists alike a unique perspective on the metropolis.

On a good day the trip has some stunning views of the Big Apple
On a good day the trip has some stunning views of the Big City

At Oscape, we used a BLADE Helicopter transfer back in October 2023, on the way to a Los Angeles bound JetBlue Mint flight. This was not a paid-for trip but was a Mosaic 4 benefit after a recent status match. This is arguably one of the best perks in the JetBlue program and is very handy if you need to get to and from Manhattan in Flash.

The Oscape experience was fabulous; the overall experience felt very fast and exclusive and had a premium elite feel to it.

The Blade Lounge in Manhattan is great for a very quick drink
The BLADE Lounge in Manhattan is great for a very quick drink

The BLADE Helicopter Transfer Experience

Fast is probably the best way to describe the BLADE experience. Door to door, it was one hour from my house door to the JFK T5 door, which included traveling to the BLADE heliport on West 30th street, checking in and grabbing a coffee in the lounge, not to mention the 10-minute flight, and transferring to the JFK terminal.

The trip has some great views of the Hudson and Brooklyn bridge
The trip has some great views of the Hudson and Brooklyn bridge

Truth be told, that day was the perfect day to fly; the weather was clear with awesome visibility. This provided some unique and stunning views of the New York Skyline. The ride provided some great views of the Hudson, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, and not to mention the JFK airport itself.

Once at JFK, the final transfer is quick, taking about 10 minutes. BLADE handled all the luggage transfers, and the experience was pretty seamless. Yet again, the experience felt very premium and exclusive.

Final Thoughts

A typical BLADE transfer to an area airport will set you back $195, which is not too bad for a private helicopter ride. And the convenience of arriving in the heart of Manhattan. While on the expensive side of things, there is an adage that time is money. Depending on the time of day, taking a BLADE Helicopter transfer can save you a bundle of time getting to and from the airport. If you use this time wisely, then the $195 can seem like a bargain.

While it is awesome for JetBlue to be running such a great offer, there is a small catch. If you want to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, you will have to hurry because, just like BLADE helicopter transfers, it will be over in a flash.

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