JetBlue Business Card Review | The Ascent

Top perks

If you’re a JetBlue regular, this card has a lot to offer. Other travelers will see a lot less value.

Earn up to 6x TrueBlue points per dollar on purchases

The main perk of the JetBlue Business Card is that you can earn TrueBlue points on your purchases. You’ll earn:

  • 6x points per dollar on eligible JetBlue purchases
  • 2x points per dollar at restaurants
  • 2x points per dollar at office supply stores
  • 1x point per dollar on other purchases

TrueBlue points’ value varies a bit depending on how they’re redeemed, but they average $0.01 and $0.015 per point. This makes the 6x points on JetBlue flights a much better return than you’d get with nearly any other credit card. And the 2x points categories can give you an effective 3% back with the right redemptions.

Now, this assumes you fly JetBlue often enough to make redeeming those easy points. If you’re only a sporadic JetBlue customer, a travel rewards card with more versatile points may be a better value.

Sign-up bonus

The JetBlue Business Card offers 80,000 TrueBlue points and a $99 statement credit after you spend $2,000 on your new card within the first 90 days of account opening.

This is a pretty decent bonus, especially considering the low spending limit on the initial sign-up bonus. The 80,000-point bonus alone can be worth at least $600 in free JetBlue flights.

First checked bag free

Baggage fees seem to be big business these days, so getting your bag checked for free can be a big savings. JetBlue Business Card members get their first checked bag free on JetBlue flights. Additionally, up to three companions traveling on the same reservation also enjoy a fee waiver on their first checked bag. Note that this only applies to flights operated by JetBlue; partner flights and codeshares aren’t eligible for the checked bag fee waiver.

50% savings on in-flight food and cocktails

Airline food isn’t reputed to be great, but going hungry on a long flight can be worse. The JetBlue Business Card can’t make the food taste any better, but it can make it easier on your wallet with a 50% savings. The savings applies to in-flight purchases of food and cocktails made with your JetBlue Business Card on JetBlue-operated flights. The discount doesn’t apply to any other in-flight purchases. The discount is applied in the form of a statement credit that will show up on your card statement within four to six weeks.

Annual 5,000 points bonus

JetBlue Business Card members will receive a 5,000 points bonus each year after their cardholder anniversary. (Points can take four to six weeks to post after your anniversary date.)

5,000 TrueBlue points are worth at least $50 in JetBlue travel, though they could be worth more depending on how you redeem them. This is just over half of the annual fee, which could make it easier to justify keeping the card even if you’re not maxing out the value each year.

Get Mosaic status when you spend $50,000

You’ll earn a year of Mosaic status if you spend at least $50,000 on your JetBlue Business Card in a calendar year. Mosaic is JetBlue’s elite status. It unlocks some potentially useful perks, including:

  • Extra 3x bonus points on JetBlue flight purchases
  • Free same-day switches
  • First two checked bags free
  • Free beer, wine, and liquor on board
  • Early boarding
  • Expedited security in some airports
  • Dedicated customer service line

Without this perk, you’d need to earn 15,000 Mosaic-qualifying points or accrue 30 segments and 12,000 points within a calendar year to get Mosaic status.

No foreign transaction fee

This is a bonus perk on regular cards, but it’s a must-have on travel rewards cards. In fact, browsing through our credit card reviews will show that nearly all travel rewards cards we’ve seen have no foreign transaction fees. Why is it so important? Foreign transaction fees are extra fees charged for purchases made in a foreign currency or that route through a foreign bank. Since many folks use travel cards to travel abroad, foreign transaction fees can be an expensive problem. It’s also useful for business cards, as many businesses rely on foreign suppliers.

Free employee cards

The JetBlue Business Card offers free employee credit cards. This allows you to give an employee card linked to your business card account to employees who need to make purchases on your company’s behalf, at no extra cost. Plus, employee cards earn the same purchase rewards as your main card. You can also assign individual spending limits for each card, right down to individual purchase limits. You’ll get a consolidated statement of transactions, and employees can also see individual statements, making it easier for everyone to track expenses.

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