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Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose

Hitman_101
Frequent Contributor

Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose

Major elemination factors Sl & benifits 



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NRB525
Super Contributor

Re: Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose

Major elimination factor for JetBlue is: Barclays Bank.

 

Delta Platinum ( vs Delta Gold ) works best if you fly Delta more frequently. The Companion Pass is good for 48-congituous states, and becomes available after your first year is completed. So Delta Platinum does not work best as a "sign up and close" sort of account, it should be a long-term intent card.

Depending on how long you have had your AMEX Platinum, more time will help to improve your starting line on the Delta Platinum.

 

But each of the cards, if you fly reguarly with each airline, has it's own set of perks that can make it worthwhile to get. If you are choosing between each airline by price on each flight, then consider whether both cards make sense to hold.

 

So that usually becomes the central clarifying question: How often do you fly each of JetBlue and Delta? (or any other airline you are considering the card).

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Hitman_101
Frequent Contributor

Re: Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose

i fly jet blue more their plane interior fist class is better than delta too me jet blue seems more luxury 



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Hitman_101
Frequent Contributor

Re: Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose

i fly maybe 5-10 times a year the most



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coldfusion
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Re: Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose


@Hitman_101 wrote:

i fly jet blue more their plane interior fist class is better than delta too me jet blue seems more luxury 


Given your preference for Jet Blue, what do you see as the value proposition in getting a Delta card?



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wasCB14
Super Contributor

Re: Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose

Home airport? Do you usually fly with a companion or solo? Does one airline fly out of a terminal with superior lounge options?

 

One factor potentially in favor of the Delta Platinum is that you already have an Amex Platinum. You'd combine free bags and a companion pass with SkyClub access.

 

That said, not many SkyClubs merit a $29 guest fee.

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Hitman_101
Frequent Contributor

Re: Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose

not enough to justify the annual fee i can tell you that much 



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Shadowfactor
Valued Contributor

Re: Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose


@Hitman_101 wrote:

not enough to justify the annual fee i can tell you that much 


Maybe I’m not understanding this correctly, but if you don’t see enough value in the Delta card to justify the annual fee then why even consider it ?

 

Things are the things to consider when picking a airline CC

Home airport/ connecting airports 

Route Network

Airline miles

Will I fly enough to justify any AF

CC perks

 

 





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K-in-Boston
Moderator

Re: Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose

Flying once a year with a companion on Delta should completely cover the AF for either Delta Platinum or Delta Reserve long-term, without taking into account ANY other benefits due to the companion pass.

The Welcome Offer alone (when elevated) on Platinum even if you didn’t use the companion pass covers the first 3-4 years easily. Another thing to keep in mind is that with JetBlue, you can only redeem miles on JetBlue and Hawaiian. With SkyMiles, the world is your oyster.
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sladesurfer
Regular Contributor

Re: Best Airline CC Jet Blue or Delta Platnium Cant choose

I have The Delta Platinum and I think Its worth getting it just by the Companion pass alone with My amex Platinum its a great combo for Delta Airline Gift Cards and free check bags and Skylounge Access.....Still Cant get over how many AF cards cards you have......ShadowFactor.

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