Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Category: Barclays

Sep 07

JetBlue’s Rewards Program Won’t Last (in Its Current Form)

I have a love/hate relationship with JetBlue. I love the service. I hate the website. I love the credit card bonuses, but can’t stand some of the things that Barclays does. Thinking about JetBlue reminds me of this bit from The Simpsons: So what now? It’s Just Too Good This post was actually supposed to …

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Sep 03

When Bad Things Happen to Good Credit Card Customers

One of my favorite credit cards is the new Barclays JetBlue card, the successor to the American Express JetBlue card. It has a great sign-up bonus (although the bonus for the free card has been reduced), makes it easy to earn a ton of points and offers a path to elite status. So I was disappointed …

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Aug 22

20% (Or More) Rebate on Every Purchased JetBlue Flight

Every once in a while, I see an offer from a hotel, airline or credit card company that is too good to last. I wrote an article about it for InsideFlyer here, mentioning a few that would get shut down. Shortly after writing about the excessive Citi Prestige perks, for instance, they announced a serious …

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Jul 12

What’s Happening in The Airline Industry…

And we’re back! Just got back to the US yesterday and am recovering from jet lag while trying to figure out why thousands of people are walking around staring at their cell phones, trying to catch imaginary objects. Qatar Taking A Share in Lan Airlines The Middle East carriers (Qatar, Etihad and Emirates, better known …

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Mar 14

Barclays Introduce The New JetBlue Credit Cards

American Express has had a tough year, having lost both JetBlue and Costco as customers. And while most people have been anxious to find out about the benefits of the new Costco card, I’ve finally got some details on the new Barclays JetBlue card and a way to apply. Barclays is offering three cards in …

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Feb 10

A Few Short JetBlue Updates…

It’s been a quiet week so I’m going to keep it short. There’s a bunch of small things going on with JetBlue now, but they’re worth mentioning. Updated Schedule Most legacy carriers show flights for the next 330 days. The discount carriers, however, don’t have the number of connecting passengers that the legacy carriers do, …

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Aug 04

The best cash back credit card sign-up bonuses

A while ago, I did a post on the best airline card bonuses and the best hotel card bonuses. At the time, I meant to do one on cash-back cards but, well, life happens. Reminds me of an old saying, something about good intentions and paving a road. In any case, I have finally gotten around to …

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Jan 15

American and US Airways start to merge accounts…

American and US Airways are beginning the process of combining accounts.  Truthfully, there’s not much to it.  Head to American’s website and it will simply ask you for your name and US Airways account number.  Assuming it can match the two, you’re all set.  The miles will be combined sometime in the second calendar quarter. …

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Dec 12

Mistake fares and what not to do; Update on US Airways CC

“Mistake fares” are just what they sound like.  They occur when an airline, hotel, etc. puts out the wrong fare/rate and consumers end up with a huge bargain (No consumer would book a fare when the mistake went the other way.).  Whether it’s a $25 fare on Delta or a $30 luxury hotel, the prices …

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Dec 08

100,000 American Airlines miles for $89

(Full disclosure: I may receive compensation if you use one of my links.  Thank you in advance if you choose to do so, but thanks for reading my blog, regardless!) Had a wonderful weekend at my brother’s wedding and was fortunate to meet some very interesting people.  Travel is definitely an eye-opening experience. Every so …

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