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AA & JetBlue enhances Partnership: codesharing, coordination, status & earning

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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


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Old Jul 16, 20, 6:45 am
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AA JetBlue “Strategic Partnership” - codesharing (announced 7/2020)

AA announced JFK-focused alliance with JetBlue, also new flights to TLV and ATH
Newsroom - JetBlue and American Airlines Announce Strategic Partnership to Create More Competitive Options and Choice for Customers in the Northeast - American Airlines Group, Inc.

pre-merger, couldn't we earn AA miles on JetBlue?

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Old Jul 16, 20, 7:10 am
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Would think this is encouraging for folks in Northeast who cannot get directly to NYC area on AA anymore like BUF, ROC, etc assuming that this partnership would work this way.

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Old Jul 16, 20, 7:14 am
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Looks like the North Americas Airlines Arms Race is on. AA/Alaska/Jet Blue partnerships are solidifying AA in the NE, NW and the entire south (CLT and DFW Hubs) using B6 and Alaska as feeders. Wonder what United and Delta do in response. I wonder what this means for the future of T5, T7, and T8 at JFK. Now all of which are operated by airlines in an AA Partnership. Exciting for AA.

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​​​​​​http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/j...1&newsid=69683
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Between this and Alaska Airlines partnership, I'm well chuffed. Great news.
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Old Jul 16, 20, 7:25 am
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This strategy does seem to potentially explain why JFK on AA metal has been declining over the past few years. Obviously this has been in the works for some time as it's potentially a pretty large partnership, even mentioning BOTH transcon on AA and Mint on B6.
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Old Jul 16, 20, 7:42 am
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Wonder how this impacts JetBlue's future flights to London/Europe?
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Old Jul 16, 20, 7:43 am
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Wonder how this impacts JetBlue's future flights to London/Europe?
​​​​​​"JetBlue is not joining oneworld® or the AA/IAG Atlantic Joint Business Agreement and will continue with plans to independently launch and operate trans-Atlantic flights to London in 2021."
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Old Jul 16, 20, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by Pasqualle7 View Post
Looks like the North Americas Airlines Arms Race is on. AA/Alaska/Jet Blue partnerships are solidifying AA in the NE, NW and the entire south (CLT and DFW Hubs) using B6 and Alaska as feeders. Wonder what United and Delta do in response. I wonder what this means for the future of T5, T7, and T8 at JFK. Now all of which are operated by airlines in an AA Partnership. Exciting for AA.

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​​​​​​JetBlue and American Airlines Announce Strategic Partnership to Create More Competitive Options and Choice for Customers in the Northeast
Not sure there's anyone left for UA/DL to partner with unless they want to bring up the bottom.. Spirit, Allegiant, etc.
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Old Jul 16, 20, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by LovePrunes View Post
This strategy does seem to potentially explain why JFK on AA metal has been declining over the past few years. Obviously this has been in the works for some time as it's potentially a pretty large partnership, even mentioning BOTH transcon on AA and Mint on B6.
Interesting, I interpreted the cause/effect in the opposite direction. AA is shrinking in NYC since they couldn't make it work after the DCA slot swap, so they pulled out and rebuilt around PHL. But they can't abandon NYC altogether given what a large market it is and it sucks to be #3 , so they worked on this deal. I interpreted AA on the west coast with LAX and AS similarly.
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Old Jul 16, 20, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by bchandler02 View Post
Not sure there's anyone left for UA/DL to partner with unless they want to bring up the bottom.. Spirit, Allegiant, etc.

Each other? Southwest? I could see the ULCCS all forming something.
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Old Jul 16, 20, 8:14 am
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Fantastic to finally see AA launch a JFK-TLV service. With LY now being grounded until August, and their future very uncertain after that, UA and AA are really moving aggressively to eat up the marketshare for S21.
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Old Jul 16, 20, 8:16 am
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AA is indeed being quite aggressive these days, but they've never been an industry thought leader so we'll have to see.

Originally Posted by Pasqualle7 View Post
AA/Alaska/Jet Blue partnerships are solidifying AA in the NE, NW and the entire south (CLT and DFW Hubs) using B6 and Alaska as feeders.
(bolding mine) I think Delta might disagree that AA has anywhere near a stronghold on the South.

Originally Posted by bchandler02 View Post
Not sure there's anyone left for UA/DL to partner with unless they want to bring up the bottom.. Spirit, Allegiant, etc.
I'm not sure there's any reason for DL to find a new partner. They were growing on their own in SEA, BOS, and now MIA.
Increasing domestic routes wouldn't necessarily serve United's interests, either, as they've been more focused on international traffic.
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Old Jul 16, 20, 8:21 am
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AA is indeed being quite aggressive these days, but they've never been an industry thought leader so we'll have to see.


(bolding mine) I think Delta might disagree that AA has anywhere near a stronghold on the South.


I'm not sure there's any reason for DL to find a new partner. They were growing on their own in SEA, BOS, and now MIA.
Increasing domestic routes wouldn't necessarily serve United's interests, either, as they've been more focused on international traffic.
You missed the key word solidifying... not becoming a dominate force. Also between CLT, MIA, PHX, and DFW even with Delta at ATL AA is positioned quite strong in the south, not just the Southeast...
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Old Jul 16, 20, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by bchandler02 View Post
Not sure there's anyone left for UA/DL to partner with
AA sought the AS/B6 partnerships because the airline dropped the ball on developing and implementing strong strategies for serving the most lucrative domestic markets. Delta and United, for all their flaws, don't have that problem. True, UA will have to rethink its fleet mix and network strategy for EWR, but it's starting from a stronger position than the constantly-retreating-in-metro-NYC AA.
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Old Jul 16, 20, 8:28 am
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How different is this from the former B6 partnership for those who remember that?

My guess is it had to be done to get more domestic feed to AA flights out of JFK as there's pretty much no real network left there on AA.
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