At the time, JetBlue had just released the awesome new idea of having TVs installed in the back of every seat, so my already short flight of 3 hours flew by (pun intended). For years, I flew JetBlue exclusively until baggage fees and flight costs just became too expensive. Looking at the value the new JetBlue Plus Card offers, though, I can honestly say I’ll be looking to fly JetBlue (and often) in the very near future.
New cardholders of the JetBlue Plus Card will receive a 30,000 point bonus after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days. That equates to ~$300 in travel value, which is a pretty good opening bonus in today’s bonus points market. The standard rewards program on the JetBlue Plus Card breaks down as follows:
- 6 points per dollar spent on JetBlue purchases
- 2 points per dollar spent at restaurants and at grocery stores
- 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
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The fun doesn’t stop there. There are a few additional, very important rewards perks to mention as well on the JetBlue Plus Card.
- All cardmembers will save 50% on in-flight JetBlue purchases
- 5,000 annual bonus points every card anniversary
- Cardholders always have their first bag checked for FREE
The casual flyer will notice one big negative when considering to apply for the JetBlue plus card; a $99 annual fee that is NOT waived for the first year. There is a 0% intro APR on balance transfers associated with the JetBlue Plus Card and the ongoing APR (purchase and balance transfer) is 12.74% – 25.74% variable. There are no blackout dates when using TrueBlue points, points never expire, and points can always be redeemed for any seat on any JetBlue flight.
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For those that fly JetBlue often, owning the JetBlue Plus Card is an absolute must. Between the intro bonus, the 6x points on JetBlue flights, the 50% discount on in flight purchases, the 5,000 annual bonus points AND free baggage check, we’re talking about savings of $40 to $50 each and every flight. Yes, the $99 annual fee is a bummer… but for those that fly even twice a year, the savings will certainly be greater than the annual fee.
- Learn more about the JetBlue Plus Card here.