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Earning reciprocity now with JetBlue, too

Earning reciprocity now with JetBlue, too

Old Jun 28, 12, 7:12 am
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Earning reciprocity now with JetBlue, too

JetBlue and Emirates announced today earning rates for flights on each others' metal starting on July 1. Discounted fares earn less (no surprise there) but there are options. For earning Skywards points on B6 metal here's the chart:



There is also a double points promo for travel through September 30, purchased today or later. Registration is required.

More details on the new Emirates/JetBlue partnership here and here.
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Old Jul 12, 12, 8:18 am
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This is a significant tie up for EK. JetBlue is popular in NYC area and is becoming popular every where, especially with its 1st bag free policy. I think now US travellers flying on EK will have good accrual and redemption opportunities in JetBlue.

However, 0.25 mile for the some fares would put a damper on someone trying to accrue. The minimum is 0.5 mile for JetBlue accruals on EK flights, which is inline with EK accruals with other airlines. Also why the delay in redemption to next year. Generally redemptions start within 3 months of joining.
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Old Jul 12, 12, 7:34 pm
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Also why the delay in redemption to next year.
My understanding is that it is related to the logistics of setting up the partner redemption schemes. JetBlue only has one other partner where that is possible today and their program is generally based on revenue rather than distance flown so reconciling those issues takes time. Not to mention the technical hurdles.
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Old Jul 13, 12, 3:35 pm
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AS and B6 additions

Very happy to see US-based partners again, but I am getting tired of waiting for AS redemption. AS has lots of partners from different places, so I am not sure why EK is taking so long. I know it won't be online anyway, so...

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Old Oct 11, 12, 6:29 pm
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Hey.

Anyone actually earned EK miles on a B6/JetBlue flight? I bought my B6 via an outside OTA and there was nowhere online to add it. And then, when I called, they had no idea about earning EK miles and had to invoke a supervisor to do the task.

Okay, maybe that should have been my clue that it is not a great idea to earn EK miles on B6, but with the double promo that I missed, I was a bit surprised. Aside from the fact that it was an expensive L fare (.5 earning fare), but since it was the most efficient way for my point A to point B in this scenario (and not a bad airline inflight either) -- you have to get the miles somewhere if you don't do the B6 program.

I asked them try it with the EK prefix, that seems to have worked, but there was not much confidence from the agent still.

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Old Oct 11, 12, 6:56 pm
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Originally Posted by rasheed View Post
Hey.

Anyone actually earned EK miles on a B6/JetBlue flight? I bought my B6 via an outside OTA and there was nowhere online to add it. And then, when I called, they had no idea about earning EK miles and had to invoke a supervisor to do the task.

Okay, maybe that should have been my clue that it is not a great idea to earn EK miles on B6, but with the double promo that I missed, I was a bit surprised. Aside from the fact that it was an expensive L fare (.5 earning fare), but since it was the most efficient way for my point A to point B in this scenario (and not a bad airline inflight either) -- you have to get the miles somewhere if you don't do the B6 program.

I asked them try it with the EK prefix, that seems to have worked, but there was not much confidence from the agent still.

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I could'nt find it either on their website, but a simple call to add it done it for me.
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