The alliance between JetBlue and American Airlines adds benefits for passengers

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The alliance between JetBlue and American Airlines adds benefits for passengers
Source: JetBlue Airways
July 21, 2021

The largest international network from New York will offer service to 47 international destinations, plus reclining seats on all transcontinental routes by 2022

JetBlue and American Airlines offer customers the most choice in the Northeast, with the best product and a premium experience as travelers return to heaven. As part of their Northeast Alliance (NEA), JetBlue and American will operate more than 700 daily flights from New York and Boston this winter, giving customers more options than any other airline can offer.

JetBlue and American Airlines provide customers with the greatest variety of options in the Northeast, with the best product and a premium experience as travelers return to heaven.

"Our Northeast Alliance with JetBlue provides customers with more options and benefits and raises the bar for offering an industry-leading experience," said Vasu Raja, American's Chief Revenue Officer. "With JetBlue's national strength and American's growing international network, we are unlocking more destinations for travelers, more flights for our two teams, a better suite of products and a premium experience in the Northeast."

JetBlue, New York's Hometown Airline® and the leading low-fare carrier, and Boston's largest carrier, announced today that customers can purchase tickets to several new markets launching this fall, including four new destinations that the airline is adding to its route map.

“With return in travel demand, JetBlue's new low-fare flight, coupled with the broader growth made possible with American through the benefits of the NEA, is timely so that we can better serve the needs of more travelers. competition in the Northeast with new flights, ”said Dave Fintzen, Northeast Alliance Vice President, JetBlue. “Whether it's new cities, flatter cross-country service, improving our combined schedules on key routes, or expanding benefits for corporate customers as they return to the skies, the NEA It will make it as easy as possible for travelers in the Northeast to fly again. "

As a result of the partnership, so far this year, customers have gained access to 57 new markets and more than 110 codeshare routes from Boston and New York, connecting the Northeast with nearly 150 destinations around the world, including 10 new international routes that American previously announced. These routes, made possible by the Northeast Alliance, include a new service from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV), launched in May; The JFK service to Athens, Greece (ATH), which launched in June and the JFK service to Delhi, India (DEL), which will launch on October 31, 2021.

A Leading Premium Experience
In 2022, travel between all transcontinental markets operated by the Northeast Alliance will offer reclining seats with JetBlue Mint® and American's modern A321T fleet. This includes routes between:

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Boston, Newark and New York- JFK
Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA) and New York-JFK
San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Boston and New York-JFK
International Airport San Francisco (SFO) and Boston, Newark and New York-JFK
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Boston and JFK

Terminal Transitions
On the ground, JetBlue will expand its presence at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) beyond its current space in the historic Marine Air Terminal and will partially relocate to the airport's recently opened, state-of-the-art Terminal B. Details on JetBlue's Split Terminal Operations, additional flights planned for next summer, and a schedule for an eventual full relocation to Terminal B.

At JFK, airlines recently launched a convenient connection that allows customers to stay past security while transferring between JetBlue Terminal 5 and American Terminal 8.

More rewarding loyalty
Starting this fall, AAdvantage ® elite and TrueBlue Mosaic members will also begin to enjoy benefits at both providers. This next phase of benefits will include priority check-in, security and boarding, plus up to two complimentary checked bags. Members of both loyalty programs can now earn miles or points when they travel on flights operated and marketed by American or JetBlue. When booking flights on aa.com or jetblue.com, customers can choose where to accumulate their miles or points. In the future there will be even more benefits for Advantage and TrueBlue members.

Giving Customers More Choice
Reinforced by the strength of the Northeast Alliance, JetBlue will begin selling seats today for flights in four never-before-served cities in the US and Mexico. Together, the new destinations diversify JetBlue's route map and increase the airline's relevance in both New York and Boston.


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