October 3, 2016
Jet Blue Credit Cards

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JetBlue Cards

  • Barclaycard issues three JetBlue credit cards-two personal and one business.

Straight to the Point

  • I’d recommend the JetBlue Plus card if you fly JetBlue at least one time a year
  • There’s better cards on the market than the standard JetBlue card. Would not recommend.

JetBlue Card

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  • Sign-Up Bonus: 5,000 miles after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days
  • Earning Miles: 3 miles per dollar on JetBlue purchases, 2 miles per dollar at restaurants and grocery stores, 1 mile per dollar on everything else
  • Annual Fee: $0
  • No blackout dates on JetBlue operated flights
  • Redeem miles for any seat on JetBlue operated flights
  • Miles don’t expire
  • 50% discount on inflight purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees

JetBlue Plus Card

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  • Sign-up Bonus: 30,000 miles after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days
  • Earning Miles: 6 miles per dollar on JetBlue purchases, 2 miles per dollar at restaurants and grocery stores, 1 mile per dollar on everything else
  • First checked bag free for primary card member and up to 3 companions
  • Annual Fee: $99
  • Earn 5,000 bonus miles every year after your account anniversary
  • TrueBlue Mosaic status after spending $50,000+ annually
  • Get 10% of your miles back when you redeem for award tickets
  • No blackout dates on JetBlue operated flights
  • Redeem miles for any seat on JetBlue operated flights
  • Miles don’t expire
  • 50% discount on inflight purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $100 statement credit after purchasing a Getaways vacation package with your card

JetBlue Business Card

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  • Sign-Up Bonus: 30,000 miles after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days
  • Earning Miles: 6 miles per dollar on JetBlue purchases, 2 miles per dollar at restaurants and office supply stores, 1 mile per dollar on everything else
  • First checked bag free for primary cardmember and up to 3 companions
  • Annual Fee: $99
  • Earn 5,000 bonus miles every year after your account anniversary
  • TrueBlue Mosaic status after spending $50,000+ annually
  • Get 10% of your miles back when you redeem for award tickets
  • No blackout dates on JetBlue operated flights
  • Redeem miles for any seat on JetBlue operated flights
  • Miles don’t expire
  • 50% discount on inflight purchases
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Set controls on employee cards for credit lines, single purchase limits, or cash access
  • Receive consolidated statement with all purchases by you and your employees

Would I recommend?

 

Frequent JetBlue fliers:

  • I would recommend the JetBlue Plus Card for frequent JetBlue fliers mainly because you earn 6 miles per dollar on JetBlue purchases, you get a free checked bag, 5,000 bonus miles every year, a 10% refund on redeemed reward miles, and a chance at spending your way to Mosaic status. If you fly JetBlue often, these benefits along with the 30,000 mile sign-up bonus vastly outweigh the $99 annual fee in my opinion.

Infrequent JetBlue fliers

  • I would not recommend the no-fee card. The sign-up bonus is only 5,000 miles, and you’re only earning 3 miles per dollar on JetBlue spending. While 3x isn’t bad, you can also get 3x on cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the AMEX Gold Card, and the Citi Prestige. While miles earned on the JetBlue card can only be redeemed for flights on JetBlue and Hawaiian, miles earned on the other cards mentioned can be transferred to dozens of airlines partners that can unlock far more value than JetBlue awards.
  • The JetBlue Plus card is a good card to get mainly because the 30,000 mile sign-up bonus can be redeemed for around $420 in value. If you’re paying $99 for the card, you’re instantly ahead. After the first year, you get a 5,000 mile bonus every year. This can be redeemed for around $70 worth of travel. If you fly JetBlue just one time a year, you’d save $40 in roundtrip bag fees by using this card. So as you can see, even if you fly just once a year, you still come out $10 ahead if you have this card. So it’s worth getting. : )
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