Barclays jetBlue Plus Card – 60,000 Point Bonus

Update 8/10/20: Still available. Hat tip to reader EB

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Barclays offering a sign up bonus of 60,000 JetBlue points after $1,000 in spend within the first 90 days of account opening on the JetBlue Plus card.

Card Details

  • Full Review Here
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 6x points per dollar spent on jetBlue purchases (previously 2x points)
    • 2x points per dollar spent on restaurants and groceries (previously 1x point)
    • 1x points per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • Annual fee of $99 (not waived first year)
  • Free checked bag for the primary cardmember and up to three companions on the same reservation when you use your JetBlue Plus Card to purchase tickets on JetBlue-operated flights
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points every year after your account anniversary
  • Enjoy all Mosaic benefits for one year after you spend $50,000 or more on purchases after your anniversary date
  • Get 10% of your points back every time you redeem to use toward your next redemption
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $100 statement credit after you purchase a Getaways vacation package with your card
  • 50% savings on eligible inflight purchases including cocktails, food and movies

Our Verdict

This is the highest bonus we’ve seen on this card, it was last offered in late 2017/early 2018. The standard bonus is 40,000 and we frequently see 50,000 points but this 60,000 offer is extremely rare. There is also a 60,000 point bonus on the business version of this card. JetBlue award flight prices are linked to the cash price of a ticket, much like Southwest. If you have any questions about Barclays credit cards, read this post first.

If you can make use of jetBlue flights then I do think this is a great offer and I will be adding it to the list of the best credit card bonuses.

Hat tip to reader Christian R

Post history:

  • Update 4/29/20: Offer still available and being promoted by jetBlue
  • Update 2/3/20: Reposting as there is now a direct link. Hat tip to reader Yawgoog

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Bruce
Bruce

How would you value the 60,000 point offer vs. the one on jetblue.com for a $250 statement credit + 15,000 points?

I just got approved for the $250 = 15k points last week and am now considering asking Barclays to swap this offer instead (if they will even be willing to do that).

Any thoughts on this?

cameron
cameron

That’s a Jet Blue How do you do!

NG
NG

Just applied and got approved. Was 6/24 with a 805 credit score.

I had this card in the past and closed it in Jan 2018. Would I still receive the 60K sign-up bonus?

wantjetbluecard
wantjetbluecard

Congrats! Did you get the 60K sign up bonus?

NG
NG

I did!

JetBlue Card Holder
JetBlue Card Holder

FYI – it’s because the points have become less valuable. Now, you can only redeem TrueBlue Points on a Blue Fare, which includes general boarding speed and free advance seat selection, and NOT the Blue Basic Fare. For me, I do not value the Blue Fare benefits at all because JetBlue’s seats are all very generous in size and I don’t mind waiting to get on the plane (we all get there at the same time). But, you’ll often pay 20-30% more than the Blue Basic fare. Unless you plan on flying Mint or value the Blue Fare benefits, TrueBlue points were effectively devalued 20-30%.

Jay
Jay

Having flown jetblue a fair bit in the last few years, I completely agree. With the 10% back on award flights, I was getting 1.6-2.1 c/p. Everytime I check now its a around 1 c/p. It’s a shame.

A
A

The airline of former glory, decreasing service, increasing cutbacks and forced masks? No thanks. Keep your miles.

Charlie
Charlie

Can you please be responsible and put your mask on? I don’t care if you worry about catching the virus or not. That’s your own business. But, I don’t want to be infected by somebody without masks like you.

Harcourt Fenton Mudd
Harcourt Fenton Mudd

Always nice to see mask shaming. Can’t we all just get along?
The only exception would be a medical condition.
And the airline isn’t allowed to ask about the medical condition. So maybe person A has a medical condition.

Aside from that point, the masks have not been proven to work. The virus will work it’s way through the population, just like viruses have been doing since the beginning of time. Herd immunity is the only answer.

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

Where do you get these ideas from? Of course the airline can ask about your medical condition. If you’re unable to tolerate a mask they need to know the what/why in case you need medical assistance during the flight. Properly worn masks have been proven to be remarkably effective. Herd immunity is possible, but the virus is still too new to know how long immunity lasts & whether there will be significant enough mutation that immunity from one strain will prove ineffective to another (similar to other coronaviruses or influenza). It’s frustrating and awful but this thing isn’t going away for a long time, hopefully better treatments and a ramp up in hospital capacity and care can help compensate. History will look back on the politicization of masks and a disease and wonder wtf was wrong with those people, it’s a disease- protect yourself and others from it.

Harcourt Fenton Mudd
Harcourt Fenton Mudd

Generally, airline personnel may not ask what specific disability the person has, but they can ask questions regarding the person’s ability to perform specific air travel-related functions, such as boarding, deplaning or walking through the airport. Admitting that you have difficulties with one or more of these tasks does not allow the airline to deny you travel. Rather, the airline must be able to tell you how the safety of all passengers would be affected by your presence on the flight. Unfortunately, the airline does not have to give you such a response until after your day of travel.

They don’t have the right to ask about a specific condition. However, an airline may request a medical certificate is the traveller is:
1. On a stretcher or in an incubator;
2. Needs medical oxygen during the flight; or
3. Has a medical condition which causes the airline to have reasonable doubt that the person can complete the flight safety, without requiring extraordinary medical assistance.

The other passengers absolutely have the right to deplane if someone isn’t willing to wear the mask for medical reasons.

Jordan
Jordan

It would be quite the opposite. Masks have proven to be effective with the US as a prime example. The US’s disregard for masks is what led us to having the highest count. Asian countries where wearing masks are the norm have extremely low covid numbers.

If doing something as simple as wearing a mask can prevent unnecessary deaths, this should be a simple choice. Many countries have been able to keep their covid numbers extremely low so herd immunity is not the only answer. Herd immunity would only be the answer for those who have a complete disregard for others.

hotwheel
hotwheel

dont they force you wear shirt and pants (you seems to be ok with that)…same logic with mask…why are American’s behaving like my 4 year old….smh

Kuso29
Kuso29

is it still worthwhile to sign up for airline cards during this time?

Lrdx
Lrdx

You decide. United probably sneakily devalued their miles, so probably not theirs.

JOD
JOD

Was approved for this today, instantly (JetBlue Plus card). Now I am at 5/ 24 with this card. Offer included $ 100 credit statement. Seems like a better deal than the business card which is really 50K bonus miles unless you can add an employee to the card to get the extra 10K miles. The spend is only $ 1K.

Was declined for a credit card for the first time ever a few days ago. This was the Am Ex Delta Gold card. Response was too many applications in too short amount of time, or words to that effect. Was a bit surprised to be approved for the Barclay Jet Blue card since Barclay’s seems to be one of the more strict lenders, at least in my experience, often requiring you to send additional documentation, extra phone conversation etc.

Shake
Shake

JOD What’s the $100 credit statement?

Baked
Baked

He likely means “ $100 statement credit after you purchase a Getaways vacation package with your card”. Fairly low probability of it being used in near/mid-term future

Ileefull
Ileefull

Declined 10/24

Jared
Jared

Any data points on when you receive the sign up bonus? It is days after meeting the minimum spend or end of the 90 day period?

Jeremy
Jeremy

Did you figure it out? I still haven’t received my miles. Signed up 2/4/20, completed minimum spend on 2/20/20.

Thelement
Thelement

Mine was statement after meeting min spend.

Karen
Karen

Just applied for business, no instant approval. Recon asked for photocopy of DL, SS card or 1040 tax return and a utility bill.

60Kjetbluecard
60Kjetbluecard

I got asked a utility bill in late April and a bank account with my name on it and they never responded back to me… how to get in touch with them?