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JetBlue Plus Card Review | U.S. News

The JetBlue Plus Card is an airline rewards card for frequent flyers of JetBlue Airways. With this card, you will earn six points per dollar on JetBlue purchases, two points per dollar at restaurants and grocery stores, and one point per dollar on all other purchases. Spend $1,000 on purchases and pay the annual fee in full within the first 90 days, and you will earn 50,000 bonus points.

New cardholders receive a 12-month 0% introductory annual percentage rate on balance transfers made within 45 days of opening the account. After that, the variable APR on both purchases and balance transfers is 21.24%, 25.24% or 29.99%, based on your creditworthiness. The card comes with benefits, including a free first checked bag and 50% savings on in-flight food and drink purchases.

  • Issuer NameBarclays
  • Credit NeededExcellent
  • Annual Fee$99
  • Regular APR21.24%, 25.24% or 29.99%, based on your creditworthiness
  • Balance Transfer Fee$5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater
  • Cash Advance FeeEither $10 or 5% of the amount of each cash advance, whichever is greater
  • Foreign Transaction Fee0% of each transaction in U.S. dollars

  • Frequently fly with JetBlue.
  • Don’t mind paying an annual fee to get rewards and airline perks.
  • Can earn the card’s sign-up bonus with $1,000 on purchases and pay the annual fee in full within the first 90 days.

The best way to use the JetBlue Plus Card is to book JetBlue flights, since cardholders earn six points per dollar on JetBlue purchases. It’s also a good idea to plan your spending so you can earn the sign-up bonus of 50,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases and pay the annual fee in full within the first 90 days.

Also, be sure you’re not leaving any benefits on the table, as you’ll get a free first checked bag and 50% savings on eligible in-flight purchases.

While the JetBlue Plus Card has a 12-month 0% introductory annual percentage rate on balance transfers made within 45 days of opening the account, spending on this card while you’re paying off your balance transfer can interfere with your interest savings. We don’t recommend using this card’s balance transfer offer unless you can avoid making new charges while you pay off your balance. Then you can use the card for purchases once you’re done with the balance transfer payments.

Editor’s Take

For JetBlue loyalists, the JetBlue Plus Card can offer savings on flights when you redeem points. You’ll earn six points per dollar on JetBlue purchases and have the opportunity to earn two points per dollar on purchases at restaurants and eligible grocery stores. The card also offers JetBlue perks, including a free first checked bag and 50% off eligible in-flight purchases.

If you need more flexibility in earning and redeeming travel, the versatile Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card has a $95 annual fee similar to the JetBlue Plus Card. Points earned with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card can also transfer to other travel programs, including JetBlue TrueBlue.

Jessica MerrittContributor

You’ll earn 50,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 on purchases and pay the annual fee in full within the first 90 days.

You’ll earn the most rewards with the JetBlue Plus Card when you use it to earn six points per dollar on JetBlue purchases. When you open the card, plan to earn the sign-up bonus by spending $1,000 on purchases and pay the annual fee in full within the first 90 days to earn 50,000 bonus points. You’ll also earn 5,000 bonus points each year after your account anniversary.

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