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05/02/2011

Marriott Rewards Members Can Now Fly Away on JetBlue

Marriott_rew_logo light blue Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s (NYSE:MAR) award-winning guest loyalty program, and TrueBlue, JetBlue Airways’ (Nasdaq: JBLU) customer loyalty program, are joining together to allow Marriott Rewards members to earn TrueBlue points for dollars spent at Marriott International hotels.  Members will also be able to redeem Marriott Rewards points for TrueBlue points, which they can turn into flights on JetBlue.  This latest addition brings Marriott Rewards’ total roster of airline partners to 31.

Effective immediately, Marriott Rewards members who designate JetBlue as their earning preference will receive:

One (1) TrueBlue point per USD$1 spent at:

• Marriott Hotels & Resorts
• JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
• Renaissance Hotels & Resorts
• Marriott Vacation Club
• Autograph Collection
• EDITION (room rate only)
• The Ritz-Carlton (room rate only)

Or one (1) TrueBlue point per USD$2 spent (room rate only) at: 
• Courtyard by Marriott
• Fairfield Inn by Marriott
• SpringHill Suites by Marriott
• Residence Inn by Marriott
• TownePlace Suites by Marriott
• Marriott Executive Apartments 

In addition, Marriott Rewards members can convert their Marriott Rewards points into JetBlue TrueBlue points at the following exchange rates:

Marriott Rewards points    TrueBlue Points
10,000    =   1,000
20,000    =   2,500
30,000    =   5,000
70,000    =   12,500
125,000  =   25,000

TrueBlue, JetBlue’s customer loyalty program, was re-designed successfully more than a year ago based on customer feedback. The program, which has over 10 million members, has no blackout dates, so customers can redeem their points for any seat on any flight (a) and one-way Award Flights start at only 5,000 points (b). To learn more about the program or enroll, go to www.jetblue.com/trueblue.

Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at more than 3,400 Marriott International hotels around the world.  In addition to hotels and frequent flier miles, members can also redeem points for merchandise, cruises, car rentals and more. 

Marriott Rewards won the 2010 Frequent Travel Award and 2009 Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program” and has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or log onto MarriottRewards.com.

About JetBlue Airways
New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. In 2010, the carrier ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North America" by J.D. Power and Associates, a customer satisfaction recognition received for the sixth year in a row. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 64 cities with more than 700 daily flights. Later this year JetBlue plans to introduce service to Anchorage, Alaska, and Martha's Vineyard, Mass. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information call +1 800 538 2583 from the U.S.A., TTY/TDD +1 800 336 5530, or visit www.jetblue.com.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

(a) No blackout dates apply to JetBlue operated flights only. Blackout dates apply to code share and interline flights.
(b) Certain flights will require more points to redeem award travel based on, among other things the flight chosen and peak travel periods. TrueBlue Members are responsible for Passenger Facility Charges up to $9.00 each way; September 11 Security Fees up to $5.00 per enplanement at a U.S. originating airport; Federal Segment Taxes of $3.70 per domestic segment (a segment is a takeoff and landing); in the case of Puerto Rico and international travel, government fees and taxes up to $140.00; and any other fees, taxes or surcharges applicable to Award travel.

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