JetBlue Leaving Amex for Barclaycard

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JetBlue Leaving Amex for Barclaycard

Postby popamode72 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:47 am

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Postby Battery111 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:07 pm

Honestly, who cares? I don't know, maybe Jet Blue is more relevant in the northeast but to me they're a non-entity. I've actually been wanting to fly on them because their product is interesting to me, but I've never met anyone who was a die hard jet blue flyer. Again, maybe I just live in the wrong part of the country since I know their focus is on the NE. However, I do travel a fair bit and I've never considered them all that significant. The only reason I think most would even notice this is because of the recent news with Costco, so it's easy to make it look like companies are leaving Amex in droves.
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Postby popamode72 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:36 pm

Battery111 wrote:Honestly, who cares? I don't know, maybe Jet Blue is more relevant in the northeast but to me they're a non-entity. I've actually been wanting to fly on them because their product is interesting to me, but I've never met anyone who was a die hard jet blue flyer. Again, maybe I just live in the wrong part of the country since I know their focus is on the NE. However, I do travel a fair bit and I've never considered them all that significant. The only reason I think most would even notice this is because of the recent news with Costco, so it's easy to make it look like companies are leaving Amex in droves.


I really hadn't heard of JetBlue myself but I'd figure someone out there would take interest in this story.

Perhaps if someone out there is having trouble getting in with Barclaycard and happens to already be in with Amex that this could be their way in. I'm also curious about whether the backdating would carry over to Barclaycard or not.
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Postby Battery111 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:20 pm

popamode72 wrote:I really hadn't heard of JetBlue myself but I'd figure someone out there would take interest in this story.

Perhaps if someone out there is having trouble getting in with Barclaycard and happens to already be in with Amex that this could be their way in. I'm also curious about whether the backdating would carry over to Barclaycard or not.


I'm thinking the accounts won't directly transfer over. Only time I ever really see that is with corporate accounts when they switch issuers. Otherwise Amex will likely PC people to a similar product. Barclaycard doesn't want to take Amex's word for all the cardholders, they want to do their own qualification.

I know in the case of the U.S. airways card Barclaycard is bringing out their own AA card to compete with CITI. I'm guessing this is likely due to some contractual obligation with US Airways and once that contract expires the cardholders will be PC'd to a similar card. I'm guessing the arrival
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Postby darkguy2 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:13 am

Of the little travel I have done so far in my life JetBlue has been the best. They have XM radio in each seat along with individual TVs. The free snack and drink options were varied. They do seem to be more expensive than other carriers however. I read that most of these changed are from the new CEO who is trying to increase their profit per mile. Like adding more seats in the plane. Hope it does not cause them to decrease their quality.
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Postby obxfisherman » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:28 pm

The credit card branding is irrelevant to me most of the time. In this particular case, it would have been cooler to have a AMEX branded card over a Barclaycard, but when it comes down to it, it doesn't matter. If I were to choose this card I'd want it due to it being a jetblue card and thus giving me some perk over some other card....issuing creditor isn't at the top of my list. Nice read though.
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