Chase Sapphire Reserve vs JetBlue Plus Calculator

Get a side-by-side comparison of the Chase Sapphire Reserve vs JetBlue Plus, calculate how many JetBlue Points you can earn with both cards, and compare.


The Chase Sapphire Reserve is a premium travel card that is part of the Ultimate Rewards Program. The card itself offers a great return on travel & dining spend, top notch travel benefits, and other perks that frequent travelers will enjoy. Points earned with the Chase Sapphire Reserve can also be transferred to your JetBlue TrueBlue account.

The Barclays JetBlue Plus Card offers the highest earning rate on JetBlue purchases. It also has plenty of very useful benefits for those who spend and fly with JetBlue which includes free checked bags, annual points and credits, point rebates, and the ability to spend your way to JetBlue Mosaic Status which is the highest and only tier in the TrueBlue Program.

Bonus Categories

The Chase Sapphire Reserve has two bonus categories which are travel and dining. As part of the Chase-Lyft Partnership, Lyft is also a featured bonus category on the card. There is no cap on any of the bonus categories and no limit to the amount of Ultimate Rewards Points you can earn with the card overall.

The JetBlue Plus Card features three bonus categories that earn extra JetBlue Points. Those categories are JetBlue, restaurant, and grocery. There is no limit to the amount of JetBlue Points you can earn spending in these categories and there is no limit on the amount of JetBlue Points you can earn with the card in general.

Chase Sapphire Reserve

  • 10x Lyft
    • This is the best earnings you can earn on Lyft spend. I highly recommend using this card if you spend with the particular rideshare service.
    • All other Chase Ultimate Rewards and cash back credit cards earn either 5x points or 5% cash back.
  • 3x Travel
    • Chase considers travel to be:
      • Airlines
      • Hotels, Motels, Timeshares
      • Car Rental Agencies, Taxis, Buses, Trains, Limousines
      • Cruise Lines
      • Travel Agencies, Travel Sites
      • Ferries, Toll Bridges, Highways
      • Parking Lots, Garages
      • Anything else that codes as travel
  • 3x Dining
    • Chase considers the following to be dining:
      • Restaurants
      • Fast Food
      • Fine Dining
      • Diners
      • Coffee Shops (i.e. Starbucks)
      • Vending Machines
      • Bars
      • Cafés
      • Food Delivery Services
  • 1x Non-Category

JetBlue Plus Card

  • 6x JetBlue
    • Eligible purchases include items billed by JetBlue as a merchant of the record booked through JetBlue channels such as:
      • jetblue.com
      • JetBlue Reservations
      • JetBlue Vacations
      • JetBlue Ticket Counters
    • Car rentals and hotel reservations purchased outside of a JetBlue Vacations package, duty-free purchases, and purchases of TrueBlue Points do not count.
  • 2x Restaurant
  • 2x Grocery
  • 1x Non-Category

Perks & Benefits

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is premium travel card so it's packed with a lot of benefits including annual travel credits, lounge access, and great travel and purchase protection.

The Barclays JetBlue Plus Card features many benefits are specific to JetBlue Airways such as free checked bags, discounts, and bonus points.

Chase Sapphire Reserve

  • Annual $300 Travel Credit
    • Based on your account anniversary.
    • Triggers on any purchase that Chase considers to be travel.
    • Very easy to use if you travel.
  • 50% Point Value Boost
    • You'll receive a 50% point boost when you redeem points on the Chase Ultimate Rewards Portal.
    • Bumps the value of Ultimate Rewards Points up to 1.5 cents for portal redemptions.
    • A smaller 25% point boost is offered on the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Ink Business Preferred.
  • Global Entry / TSA PreCheck Credit
    • Only applies to the primary cardholder.
  • Priority Pass Select Membership
  • Lyft Pink Membership
    • One year complimentary membership which offers:
      • 15% off unlimited car rides
      • Priority airport pickups
      • 3 cancel fees waived per month if re-booked within 15 minutes
      • Waived lost and found fees
      • 3 free 30-min. bike or scooter rides per month
      • Seasonal discounts and exclusive savings/offers
    • Membership is normally $19.99 per month which equals $240 in cash value.
  • DoorDash DashPass Membership
    • Two years of complimentary membership which offers:
      • $0 delivery fees from participating restaurants
      • Reduced service fees
    • DashPass normally costs $9.99 per month which equals $120 in cash value.
  • Annual $60 DoorDash Credits
    • Applies to 2020 and 2021.
  • Luxury Hotel and Resort Collection
  • Insurance and Purchase Protections
    • Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
    • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
    • Trip Delay Reimbursement
    • Emergency Evacuation & Transportation
    • Purchase Protection
    • Return Protection
    • Extended Warranty Protection

JetBlue Plus Card

  • First Checked Bag Free
    • Free checked bag applies to you (the primary cardholder) and up to three companions traveling on the same itinerary.
    • You must pay for the airfare using the JetBlue Business Card.
  • JetBlue Mosaic Status w/ Spend
  • $100 JetBlue Vacation Credit Annually
    • Every year, receive a $100 statement credit when you use your card to pay for a JetBlue Vacation package.
  • 50% Off In-Flight Purchases
    • Applies to cocktails and food purchased in-flight on JetBlue-operated flights.
    • Discount is in the form of a statement credit.
  • Anniversary Bonus Points
    • Receive 5,000 bonus points annually on the account anniversary.
  • 10% Rebate On Redemptions
    • Get 10% of your points back when you redeem JetBlue Points for travel on JetBlue-operated flights.

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The Chase Sapphire Reserve features a standard sign up bonus of 50,000 Ultimate Rewards Points after spending $4,000 on the card within the first 3 months of account opening. When redeemed on the Chase Travel Portal, this is worth $750. These points can also be transferred to Chase's airline and hotel partners which would give you 50,000 airline miles or 50,000 hotel points. The value of transferring points will vary, but you can easily get upwards of $1,000 or more in value going this route.

The standard sign up bonus for the JetBlue Plus Card is 40,000 Bonus Points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days and payment of the annual fee. At a value of around 1.3 cents per point, 40,000 JetBlue Points will be worth around $520 when used for award flights or towards JetBlue Vacations.

Chase Sapphire Reserve Sign Up Bonus
Bonus 50,000 Points
Spend Requirement
Within First 3 Months
$4,000
Est. Value $750+
JetBlue Plus Sign Up Bonus
Bonus 40,000 Miles
Spend Requirement
Within First 3 Months
$1,000
Est. Value $520

Fees

The Chase Sapphire Reserve has an annual fee of $550 per year. Once you factor in the $300 travel credit, you're looking at a net fee of $250. Then you have to factor in the tons of benefits that the card offers which is, in my opinion, worth more than $250. The Chase Sapphire Reserve also has no foreign transaction fee which makes it great for earning on international travel giving it even more value. You can add authorized users for $75 per card as well to help build points faster over the course of the year.

The JetBlue Plus Card has an annual fee of $99 which is about the norm for entry level airline credit cards. The 6,000 bonus points offered on this card annually helps to cut away some of this fee, but what matters most is the free checked bag. A checked bag on JetBlue will cost you $30 one-way or $60 round-trip, per person which means it only takes a few trips to make this card worth it if you're paying for checked bags.

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