How Do I Transfer American Express Points to JetBlue?

You can transfer American Express® Membership Rewards points to a variety of airlines, including JetBlue®. You can link your American Express and JetBlue accounts and transfer your points from the American Express website.

How Do I Transfer American Express Points to JetBlue?
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JetBlue TrueBlue Program

TrueBlue is JetBlue's frequent flyer program. You can earn points in a variety of ways and use them to pay for travel on JetBlue flights. Ways to earn points include traveling with JetBlue, spending money with JetBlue's own sponsored credit card, taking online surveys and transferring points from other credit cards like American Express.

If you're not already a member of the program, you'll need to enroll before you can transfer points from American Express. If you are a member and aren't sure of your membership number or login information, you can retrieve them through JetBlue's website or by calling the airline.

American Express Membership Rewards

Some of American Express's charge cards enable you to earn Membership Rewards points when you use your card. You can redeem those points for a variety of items including some merchandise, gift cards and travel booked through American Express. You can also donate them to charity.

To find out if your card is eligible for Membership Rewards and see how many Membership Rewards points you have, visit American Express's website or call the number on the back of your American Express card.

Transferring Points

If you want to transfer Membership Rewards points to JetBlue or another airline loyalty program, including Delta, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic, visit American Express's website. You can also transfer points to some hotel loyalty programs, including those from Hilton and Starwood if you'd prefer to spend your points on hotel rooms.

From the American Express site, you can see your current point balance, make sure that your JetBlue or other airline account is linked to your credit card account and fill out a form to indicate how many points you wish to transfer. American Express may charge you a small fee, generally less than a penny a point, to cover its own taxes on the transfer.

Generally, you can exchange 250 American Express Membership Rewards points for 200 JetBlue TrueBlue points, but the companies sometimes offer special promotions letting you get a better exchange rate. Visit American Express's website or call the company to see if any special promotions are in effect.

Note that it's generally not possible to reverse a points transfer, so you might want to wait until you're fairly sure you intend to travel with JetBlue to transfer the points to keep your options open.