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AA & B6 (JetBlue) enhance Partnership: codesharing, coordination, status & earning

Old Jan 14, 2021, 11:41 am
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American Airlines announced a new “strategic partnership” including codesharing on some routes in July 2020. In January 2021, several other enhancements to this partnership were announced, including:

”Important components of the alliance will be introduced starting in the first quarter of 2021 and phased in over the course of the year:

  • Seamless customer experience
    With each element of the alliance, customers flying in and out of New York and Boston will enjoy a more seamless experience across both airlines, including the ability to book a single itinerary on either website, access to the alliance’s significant global network, convenient connections, access to loyalty benefits and an improved on-the-ground experience — resulting in a compelling proposition for both leisure and corporate customers.
  • Network alignment in the Northeast
    The alliance will offer customers the largest network in New York City and Boston, and it will enable new strategic growth opportunities for both airlines, accelerate the replacement of small regional jets with larger aircraft, while greatly expanding the connectivity between each carrier’s network in the Northeast. American will upgauge aircraft and by the end of 2021 will operate all service out of New York with first class. Starting in the first half of 2021, JetBlue and American schedules in New York and Boston will begin to be aligned to give customers new flight options, with improved schedules, better connections, competitive fares and access to more domestic and international destinations.
  • Expanded service in the Northeast
    As part of the alliance, JetBlue plans to significantly expand its service at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA), as well as further expand in other NYC airports and in Boston. The alliance will also allow JetBlue to reactivate aircraft that would otherwise sit idle. An expanded operation at LaGuardia further advances JetBlue’s position as New York’s Hometown Airline® and accelerates the airline’s ability to recover.

    As previously announced, American is introducing brand new service on from New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV) and Athens (ATH). American’s loyal customers in New York will be introduced to their first long-haul international service in more than four years, with even more new routes on the way.
  • Codeshare agreement
    Starting later this quarter, JetBlue will place its B6 code on a variety of American flights in New York and Boston. Likewise, American will place its AA code on select JetBlue flights also in at New York’s John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty International (EWR) airports, as well as Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Flights touching New York or Boston from either JetBlue, American or connecting combinations of both will be bookable on jetblue.com and aa.com in the coming weeks. The codeshare will introduce JetBlue customers to more than 60 new routes operated by American and will introduce American’s customers to more than 130 new routes operated by JetBlue.
  • Reciprocal loyalty benefits
    Later this year, customers of both JetBlue’s TrueBlue and American’s AAdvantage® programs will be able to enjoy reciprocal benefits, including the ability to earn and/or redeem points or miles on either carrier making both loyalty program even more valuable. The airlines are also exploring opportunities to recognize JetBlue Mosaic customers and American’s AAdvantage elite members across both airlines. More details will be announced to loyalty program members later this year.“

Link to January 12, 2021, AA news release

As of Jan 31st, 2022 - Benefits typically do not show up when managing the booking and will show up when checking in online.

To receive elite benefits add your AAdvantage number at time of purchase, or contact JetBlue customer service to add it after purchase.

JetBlue Basic: AA elites still get free seat selection and a free bag on Blue Basic fares. All passengers are allowed to bring on board a personal item that fits under the seat. However you do not get to bring a free full size carry-on with Blue Basic except when you select an Even More Space seat.

AA Loyalty Points can take a week to post.

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AA & B6 (JetBlue) enhance Partnership: codesharing, coordination, status & earning

Old Dec 15, 2023, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by babystepper
Small data point - AA ExP should have but didn't get registered/have impact on b6 flight
B6 check in agent seemed to think the deadline had already passed for any recipricol benefits

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We purchased b6 tickets on jetblue.com in early July 2023 and attached AA FF# at booking (which was prior to the deadline)
Checked reservation at jetblue.com 2 weeks ago, AA numbers still there (did add trusted traveller numbers - did this 'reset' the ff# timestamp??)
Or are Carribbean itineraries also not covered fully by the ex-alliance (similar to transatlantic?)

B6 661 JFK-BGI 03 Dec 2023 2 tickets one PNR.
Checked in 24hrs prior on laptop, no free EMS seats, and wanted to charge for baggage and priority security (didn't add either at the time)
Day of flight we presented ourselves at Mosaic desk at JFK - agent confirmed all details and checked, but no status registered. Agent did say we could submit our baggage receipts for possible reimbursement. Agent could have sent us to regular kiosks but didn't, so I was greatful for that!
Fare was cheap enough even with bag fees that we're not cranky about it - about $260pp including all taxes/fees/baggage
Were you still allowed to pre-board? Did your boarding passes say AAELITE?
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by shihyin
Any recent experience on LP accurately posting on B6 flight and how long does it take? The boarding pass and baggage allowance reflected accurately the AA elite benefit in recent b6 flight around Thanksgiving (LP not posted yet).

Didn't realize the benefit only applies to flights operating until end of January. Probably should swap the AA # with Jetblue number to get the points from Jetblue instead for a reservation in April next year...
Not sure how long it takes, but apparently it takes more than 10 days... had a flight on December 5 and the LP/miles have yet to post.
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by shihyin
Any recent experience on LP accurately posting on B6 flight and how long does it take? The boarding pass and baggage allowance reflected accurately the AA elite benefit in recent b6 flight around Thanksgiving (LP not posted yet).

Didn't realize the benefit only applies to flights operating until end of January. Probably should swap the AA # with Jetblue number to get the points from Jetblue instead for a reservation in April next year...
In my experience, 2-3 weeks because B6 is slow.
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Old Dec 15, 2023, 5:41 pm
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Thats about right.
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Old Dec 23, 2023, 5:49 am
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It's been 3 weeks still no LP yet, but the good sign is that it also hasn't been posted to Jetblue account yet (it happened to me before - the points credited to Jetblue even with AA number attached to it, as shown on boarding pass). Hopefully it will be posted soon as I am counting on them to make Platinum Pro this year.
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Old Jan 3, 2024, 3:22 am
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Anyone have any experience with earning miles
after changes made to a B6 ticket bought pre July 20?

I have a flight in late Jan from JFK-SAN that has my AA number in there. I want to switch to JFK-LAX - so different ticket but same PNR (is booked by Amex corporate TA so in a PNR with an Alaska as well)…

I wonder if the number will stick since it’s just a ticket reissue and same record or not…
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