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Update: Both Brex and Capital One dropped JetBlue as a transfer partner as expected on October 24, 2021. For a full list of transfer partners, see AwardWallet's Transfer Tool.
JetBlue TrueBlue is about to lose two transfer partners. Both Capital One and Brex cardholders will lose the ability to transfer points to JetBlue's TrueBlue program later this month. But, you still have time to act. Here are the details, so you can plan for the changes.
Brex Transfers End October 24, 2021
Brex seemingly came out of nowhere in the points and miles hobby earlier this year. The Brex Cash and Card offered a generous welcome bonus of up to 110,000 points — which could be transferred to several airline mileage programs. Brex cardholders can currently transfer points to JetBlue TrueBlue at a 1:1 ratio.
However, if you navigate to the Brex travel partners page, you'll now see this:
The text in that screenshot reads:
The last day to transfer JetBlue points will be 10/24/2021. Beginning 10/25/2021 miles transfer will no longer be available with JetBlue TrueBlue.
Capital One Transfers End October 24, 2021
JetBlue TrueBlue is the only US-based airline partner of Capital One miles. In 2019, Capital One added JetBlue as a transfer partner at a 2:1 ratio. This transfer rate was later improved to a 2:1.5 transfer ratio.
However, on October 2, Capital One emailed cardholders to let them know that Capital One transfers to TrueBlue also will end on October 24, 2021.
Why Is This Happening?
JetBlue has not explained why it is losing two transfer partners later this month.
The airline recently renewed contracts for its credit cards with Barclaycard and became a partner with American Airlines — though this is not finalized, pending DOJ litigation. Plus, Marriott transfers to JetBlue ended earlier this year. Thus, numerous websites are proposing that “other” partnerships have to go. That is unsubstantiated, though.
You can still transfer from the following partners to JetBlue TrueBlue — with no announcements about ending transfer abilities:
- Amex Membership Rewards — 250 Membership Rewards to 200 TrueBlue points
- Chase Ultimate Rewards — 1,000 Ultimate Rewards to 1,000 TrueBlue points.
- Citi ThankYou Points — 1,000 ThankYou Points to 1,000 TrueBlue points if you have the Citi Premier® Card, Citi Prestige® Card, or Citi Chairman® Card credit cards; otherwise, 1,000 ThankYou Points transfer to 800 TrueBlue points.
As of now, it is “business as usual” with these three transfer partners. If all JetBlue transfer partners outside of Barclays and American Airlines partnerships were going away, we would surely see announcements from these transfer partners as well.
JetBlue TrueBlue will lose two transfer partners after October 24, 2021: Capital One and Brex. These likely aren't common transfer options for many users, more options are never a bad thing. For TrueBlue members who use these transfer options, ensure you have a plan for redemptions by the deadline.
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