JetBlue Dropping Capital One and Brex as Transfer Partners Later This Month

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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:

Brex Will No Longer Be a JetBlue Transfer Partner

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:

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.

Bottom Line

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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  • I hope JetBlue has additional partners planned. They seem to be floundering in this department.

  • No big loss. I’ve not found JetBlue to be a useful airline anyway.

  • At least B6 has multiple transfer partners.

  • Jetblue doesn’t fly from my home airport, so doesn’t matter too much to me.

  • Not a huge loss, yet they need a strong domestic airline for a partner.

  • I wonder why they are losing point exchange partners. If I were them, I would want to get as many partners as possible.

  • I am wondering if they are switching up transfer partners? or maybe trying to align with American more? Since JetBlue doesn’t really service where I wish to go from dfw, I don’t really look at them. AA is a big one for me. I am eagerly awaiting to see what Citi does come Nov and their temp transfer to AA.

  • Sorry to read this and yet not overly surprised

  • Always sad to lose transfer options, but JetBlue still has the 3 major transfer partners available, so this shouldn’t be any great impact in the long run. Love to see JetBlue join OneWorld some day if the DOJ ever backs off….I’d love to be able to use my TrueBlue points on some of the OneWorld partners.

  • As long as they keep chase, im happy!

  • Strange move, but not particularly useful for most, as you say.

  • I have not heard of Brex until reading this article. I will learn more about this outlet.

  • While it is always sad to see the options shrinking, transferring flexible points to JetBlue (which is revenue based program with points costing a fixed amount of cpp and never provides an outsized redemption value) was never a great deal anyway. It could be a useful option if you need to top off your JetBlue account, but with Chase/Amex/Citi is still in the picture it is hard to imagine that a points and miles hobbyist has no other options. If that is the case you might need to reconsider your point collecting strategies. … anyway, not happy about the change, but would not cry about it either.

  • Would love to try Mint. They really need to offer it on more routes.

  • Gustavo Retegui says:

    Bad news and short notice by the airline.

  • Some pandemic consequences?

  • Not a frequent Jet Blue flyer myself, but it is always sad to see options being eliminated.