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Would you get the Jetblue Amex Card

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by johnvic, Jul 25, 2012.

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  1. johnvic

    johnvic VIP Whale

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    I have approximately 10,000 points that will expire on August 20th. If I fly before then they are extended for a year. But my trip is in September and I cannot plan a trip before then. The other way I can do it is to get, and use, the Jetblue Amex card which automatically gets me an additional 10,000 points.

    Is that worth it? I hate to lose points but I hate to add credit cards into my life and I'm not so sure this is the best card to add to my life as opposed to say an Amex Blue card.

    Thoughts if any?
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    10k points doesn't sound like much to lose. what does that get you? airline credit cards are great if you want to use your points for airline travel only. if you want more flexibility then one of the generic points cards or cash back cards is better.
     
  3. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    10k doesn't sound like much, but on JetBlue (points), it's equal to 30k- 40k miles on United, American, U.S. Airways or 2.7 million miles on Delta.

    I would go for the card #1 to preserve your miles, #2 to get the 10k bonus.... No brainer.

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  4. jr7110

    jr7110 VIP Whale

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    I have the card and it is great - you get extra points for using the card when booking travel, and the awards points do add up fast. I travel exclusively on Jet Blue when I travel to Vegas though, so it is worth it for me.

    If worse comes to worse, you can get the card to extend your points and then just cancel it at a later date if you feel you no longer need it. By the way, if you end up with 20,000 points after the sign up bonus, you will also get points for flying in September which might bring you to a free rewards flight (at least one way) that you can use next year.
     
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    dean_1492 High-Roller

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    I was tempted to do the card, but there is a $40 annual fee. Not much, but I can't see having a card, that charges a fee.
     
  6. LucyR.

    LucyR. VIP Whale

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    JetBLUE

    Dean, by getting the free flights.... that pays for the $40. yearly fee.
    Plus, you can cancel the card after you get your free flights.
    JetBlue doesn't charge for luggage fees.

    Does anybody know what their cancellation fees are ? Lucy
     
  7. johnvic

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    There are some good opinions here!
     
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    zerofan VIP Whale

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    I am so with you on that one.

    I fly JetBlue exclusively as well and will not pay 40 bucks a year for a card I really don't need or only for points, etc.
     
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