Surprise Reason for JetBlue Business Card Rejection

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JetBlue’s Business card comes with a sign-up bonus of 40k. I have the personal card but wanted the business one to top up my TrueBlue points which are now invaluable given my move to Puerto Rico. I applied online and did not receive instant approval. I waited and was disappointed when a thin envelope came in the mail. Given the 5/24 climate, it’s never a surprise when I am rejected. In this case, however, I was thrown off for the reason of rejection:

Sufficient credit is available on your account issued by Barclays Bank Delaware. 

For the sake of data, I have 3 cards with Barclays: Aviator, Arrival, and JetBlue. There is a healthy credit line but nothing compared to the obscene amounts given by Citi. The rejection is baffling because I have never seen ‘too much available credit’ as a reason to reject a business application which is usually treated differently than a personal one.

Time to call recon, though I have not had much luck with that lately (see Chase Iberia Rejection).

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. They’re another example of a bank that has potential, but instead they choose to be a pain in the ass. I need to think about what I’m going to do with my Arrivals+ card. It’s an old-ish line of credit for me, so I hate to close it, but I don’t want the card anymore. I’ve also never been able to get their supposed chip+pin to function in Europe either.

  2. My wife got approved for this card with a credit line of $1,000! She has only one other Barclay’s card, the Lufthansa. They allowed her to transfer half of her credit limit of $25,000 to the JetBlue Business so they obviously are in some way intermixing personal and business.

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