JetBlue Card by American Express

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intro purchase APR no intro offerregular APR15.24% (V)
intro BT APR 15.24% 3% BT fee $5 min
rewards 1-8 miles per dollar +20,000 miles
  • up to 8 miles on a dollar for your individual JetBlue flight purchases (3 miles for a flight base fare purchase plus 3 miles for booking at jetblue.com, plus 2 points as a cardmember)
  • up to 8 JetBlue miles on your individual portion of JetBlue vacation packages (6 points as JetBlue member and 2 points as a cardmember)
  • 2 points per dollar charged by JetBlue
  • 1 point per dollar on other purchases
  • get 20,000 miles bonus after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months
  • get $50 bonus each year you buy a JutBlue vacation package
  • 50% off on on-flight purchases

 

$40 annual fee, waived for the first year

up to 8 JetBlue miles

+20,000 bonus miles

Editors Review

Pros

  • up to 8 miles per dollar spent on JetBlue purchases (lots of limitations apply, read Verdict section for details)
  • 20,000 miles bonus after spending $1,000 on a card in 3 months

Cons

  • no intro APR offer
  • 2.7% international transaction fee
  • AmEx is not widely accepted abroad

Verdict

I don't like when bonus terms are not transparent; this card is exactly the case. Advertisement says that you get up to 8 miles per dollar on JetBlue purchases, but when you dig into the details, you find lots of clauses and fine print. First, the purchase needs to be done on JetBlue website directly, and then you need to understand that the bonus you get applies only to your portion of the vacation package and only to your individual flight fare. Moreover, additional bonus miles can be earned only on base fare of the flight ticket price. If you do not understand the details, you can be disappointed.

Unless you are travelling exclusively with JetBlue, I would recommend looking towards other travel cards - Chase Sapphire Preferred with 2x points on travel, AmEx Starwood Preferred Guest and others.

Last updated: 06/15/2015




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