Details of the new Barclaycard JetBlue credit cards were announced today. JetBlue is ending their relationship with American Express and not only will Barclaycard be issuing the new credit cards, but they also purchased the American Express JetBlue portfolio. All American Express JetBlue cards will eventually be taken over by Barclaycard.
New Barclaycard JetBlue Credit Cards
There will be both a personal and business version of this card, and it will be a MasterCard. The personal card will offer:
- 4x points on JetBlue purchases
- 2x points on restaurants and groceries
- 1x point on everything else
- 5% uncapped rebate on points redeemed
- no foreign transaction fees
- 50% discount on in-flight purchases
- $50 annual statement credit for booking with JetBlue vacations
- $40 annual fee (unchanged)
This is better than the current 2x points per $1 for JetBlue purchases earned on the American Express card.
Differences with the business card are:
- 6x points on JetBlue purchases
- 2x points on restaurants and office supplies
- 5000 points per account anniversary
- 10% rebate on JetBlue points redemptions
From the information known as of right now, the new cards appear to be an improvement from the American Express cards. Since neither of these cards are currently open for applications, there is no telling what the signup bonuses will be.
American Express JetBlue Transition
On March 31, 2016, all American Express JetBlue cardholders will be transitioned over to Barclaycard. If you have not received any mail from Barclaycard yet, be sure to look out for it. American Express cardholders will also receive a $100 companion discount for spending $500 on the new card by June 30 as a welcome bonus from Barclaycard!
Stay tuned for more news as the Barclaycard JetBlue MasterCards are rolled out!