A Review of the JetBlue Plus Card with 30,000 Bonus Points

JetBlue Plus CardWhen I was the ripe ol’ age of 18, I flew for the very first time.  Before you date me as being much older than I am, that was only 14 years ago — and my very first flight was on JetBlue airlines.

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.

  1. All cardmembers will save 50% on in-flight JetBlue purchases
  2. 5,000 annual bonus points every card anniversary
  3. 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 12.99% – 25.99% 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.


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