which jet blue card

Old May 20, 20, 12:16 pm
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which jet blue card

We have the jet blue card that we pay $99 for. since not planning to fly in the near future. how do we change it for the one without a fee? don't need the free luggage your get with the more expensive card.
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Old May 20, 20, 12:35 pm
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Just call the number on the back of the card and they can take care of it for you. One suggestion though... Instead of calling and asking to downgrade the card straight-away, you might try starting off with asking to cancel the card. The reason is that they will almost certainly offer you some sort of perk to keep the card, and one of these might be just be waiving the annual fee one-time on the Plus card. This way, you can keep all the benefits of the Plus card, without having to pay the fee. If they don't offer to waive the fee or some other similar concession that you find valuable, you can always still cancel then. Nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say.
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Old May 20, 20, 1:02 pm
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I am thinking of downgrading/cancelling my JetBlue Plus Card as well. Problem is, it currently has a negative balance due to several cancellations/refunds. One reason to keep the free version for me would be because it does not charge a foreign currency conversion fee.
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Old May 20, 20, 4:38 pm
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I am thinking of downgrading/cancelling my JetBlue Plus Card as well. Problem is, it currently has a negative balance due to several cancellations/refunds. One reason to keep the free version for me would be because it does not charge a foreign currency conversion fee.
You can ask them to send you a check if your balance is negative.
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Old May 21, 20, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by AutoSlash View Post
Just call the number on the back of the card and they can take care of it for you. One suggestion though... Instead of calling and asking to downgrade the card straight-away, you might try starting off with asking to cancel the card. The reason is that they will almost certainly offer you some sort of perk to keep the card, and one of these might be just be waiving the annual fee one-time on the Plus card. This way, you can keep all the benefits of the Plus card, without having to pay the fee. If they don't offer to waive the fee or some other similar concession that you find valuable, you can always still cancel then. Nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say.
Yes, I second this. Always call to try cancel it first. You will probably get one year without the annual fee or credit for the annual fee.
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Old May 21, 20, 8:22 am
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What happens if you cancel with a negative balance?
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Old May 21, 20, 12:54 pm
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thanks!
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Old May 21, 20, 1:16 pm
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What happens if you cancel with a negative balance?
I think you should get a check from them.

Generally, canceling credit card hurts your credit scores, so I would always try to move it to the no fee card vs canceling outright. I would only cancel if I have no intention to use it again. Which is the case when I finally canceled the AA card.
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Old May 22, 20, 7:03 am
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Some banks refund the negative balance after a couple of months. They should wave your fee or next fee if you call to cancel. Just call to cancel and say refund my balance and see what they offer.
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Old May 22, 20, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by AutoSlash View Post
You can ask them to send you a check if your balance is negative.
I did that with a large negative balance on a United Chase card. Got the check in less than a week. They would not do a direct deposit to a bank account but no big deal. I would also recommend the OP to call Barclay bank and ask them for a fee waive or if not, then downgrade to the fee free card.
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Old May 22, 20, 2:27 pm
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I did that with a large negative balance on a United Chase card. Got the check in less than a week. They would not do a direct deposit to a bank account but no big deal. I would also recommend the OP to call Barclay bank and ask them for a fee waive or if not, then downgrade to the fee free card.
What would the argument be for a fee waiver?
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Old May 22, 20, 2:41 pm
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What would the argument be for a fee waiver?
That you would otherwise downgrade to the free card, or cancel your account altogether.

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Old May 22, 20, 6:25 pm
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That you would otherwise downgrade to the free card, or cancel your account altogether.

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"Waive the fee or or else!..." ?
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Old May 22, 20, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Dieuwer View Post
"Waive the fee or or else!..." ?
Basically. In some cases they are willing to waive it just to keep the revenue they make from your usage of their card. Alternatively, they may offer a retention bonus of a certain number of points.

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Old May 23, 20, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Dieuwer View Post
What would the argument be for a fee waiver?
The argument is that if you want to keep my business during these difficult times for all of us, give me something in return for my loyalty
Otherwise you can cancel the card and next year decide on reapplying or look for another card
I think the airlines and their credit card businesses need us more than what we need them at this time.
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