JetBlue Unveils Details for New MasterCard
JetBlue Airways announced its departure from American Express over a year ago, but the details of their new co-branded credit card with MasterCard and Barclays are just now emerging.
Many of the features of the JetBlue Rewards MasterCard remain the same as they were with American Express, such as the 50% discount on certain in-flight purchases. The card still has a $40 annual fee, as well as a $50 annual bonus for users who purchase qualifying getaway packages.
In addition to the benefits already on the card, the new MasterCard features an enhanced rewards program. Cardholders can now earn four TrueBlue points per $1 spent with JetBlue, and two points per $1 spent at grocery stores and restaurants. All other purchases made on the card are worth one point per $1. After redeeming their points, users can earn 5% of their points back.
Great news for international travelers: the JetBlue Rewards MasterCard now has no foreign transaction fee. The American Express card had a 2.7% transaction fee for purchases made outside of the United States.
In addition, new users can earn $100 as a companion discount if they spend more than $500 on their cards before the end of June, 2016.
If you currently have a JetBlue Card from American Express, you should be receiving the new version of the card in the next few weeks. The new card can be activated after 6 a.m. EST on March 21. New cardholders will be able to apply for a separate card in the near future, but Barclays has not announced the details for that card just yet.