Review: JetBlue Credit Card

jetblue-mastercardJetBlue Airways offers multiple credit cards in partnership with Barclaycard that allow you to earn “TrueBlue” frequent flyer miles with every card purchase. Our overview / review of the Jet Blue credit card is below:

The no-annual fee JetBlue MasterCard can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted. It offers Jet Blue TrueBlue miles based on the following formula:

  • Get 3 TrueBlue points per dollar on JetBlue purchases. (This is on top of the 6 points per dollar you get directly from JetBlue when tickets are purchased on
  • Get 2 points per dollar on restaurant and grocery store purchases with the card
  • Get 1 point per dollar on card purchases anywhere else.

In addition, you’ll also get 5,000 bonus points if you use the card for at least $1000 in purchases within 3 months of getting the card. (The number of points it takes for a JetBlue flight will vary based on which cities you are flying between.)

The card has no foreign transaction fees and you get 50% off in-flight purchases when using the card.

Now, if you’d like greater rewards and are willing to pay an annual fee of $99 to get them, the JetBlue Plus MasterCard might be for you. Its point offerings include:

  • 6 points per dollar on JetBlue purchases (on top of points earned through the standard TrueBlue points program)
  • 2 points per dollar on purchases at restaurants and grocery stores
  • 1 point per dollar on all other card purchases

In addition, you can earn 30,000 bonus points if you use the card for at least $1000 in purchases in the first 90 days of having it.

Other perks include getting your first bag checked for free on JetBlue flights (which might make the annual fee worth it almost immediately if you fly JetBlue often), a 10% rebate on points redeemed, and 5,000 bonus points each year that you renew your card.

Overall, getting one of the JetBlue cards is a no-brainer if you are already a frequent user of JetBlue. The rewards aren’t outrageously great, but they provide a nice bonus on top of other JetBlue points you might already be accumulating. Which card you choose will depend on how often you fly JetBlue, because the main differences between the cards benefit frequent flyers the most (such as increased earnings on JetBlue flights and first checked bag free).

We should also note that there is a JetBlue Business MasterCard available that offers almost exactly the same benefits as the JetBlue Plus MasterCard described above.