Airlines have been busy attempting to boost value for their loyalty members during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most ambitious airlines during this period has been American Airlines. Now, there is news of another move by American – a potential partnership with JetBlue. Here’s what you need to know about the proposed American Airlines and JetBlue partnership.
Potential JetBlue American Airlines Partnership Details
According to an email sent out to the airline’s TrueBlue members this week, JetBlue is in the final stages of launching a new strategic partnership with American Airlines. The email, bearing the signature of Vice President of Loyalty, Dan Uselmann, states that the only potential snag to the new collaboration is regulatory approval.
How long the regulatory process will take is currently unknown, but these approvals tend to take several months to reach full approval.
JetBlue states that the new partnership will have several benefits for current JetBlue TrueBlue members, as well as members of American Airlines’ AAdvantage Program. These benefits include:
- Seamless connectivity for passengers traveling on JetBlue and American’s complimentary routes.
- Full integration of JetBlue and American Airlines website booking capabilities.
- An expansion of network capacity, which includes JetBlue expanding its presence at JFK Airport in New York. The airline will also introduce flights to LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR) airports.
- Access to 60 new destinations for JetBlue customers.
Uselmann also notes in his email that he hopes to reach a deal with American to allow TrueBlue members to earn points when flying with American Airlines, with reciprocity for AAdvantage members flying with JetBlue.
American Airlines and the COVID-19 Pandemic
The news of the JetBlue partnership proposal is the latest update coming from American Airlines. The carrier has been busy during the COVID-19 travel shutdown, forging another partnership with Alaska Airlines, extending their SimplyMiles Program, and offering AAdvantage members new ways to reach Million Miler status.
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