AA partnership ends 1 April

Old Mar 10, 14, 6:51 am
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AA partnership ends 1 April

Seems like the relationship is over. I'm not too surprised.

Looking for official confirmation now, but several reports say so.
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Old Mar 10, 14, 9:17 am
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Got the very official email from AA stating the above this morning.
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Old Mar 10, 14, 9:52 am
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Yeah...I've now seen official as well.

American no longer needs JetBlue for feed. JetBlue no longer needs American for feed. And the partnership was a tenuous one formed under stress on both sides at the time it was forged. No surprise that it is terminating now.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayi...-pact/6251545/
http://blog.wandr.me/2014/03/america...-relationship/
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Old Mar 10, 14, 1:10 pm
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It's on the True Blue Website as well.

"AAdvantage partnership to end

Our partnership with American Airlines AAdvantage will end March 31, 2014. You can continue to earn TrueBlue points on qualifying American international flights until then*. Any AAdvantage miles you've already earned are not affected.

After March 31, when you fly with JetBlue, you'll be able to earn your choice of TrueBlue points, Emirates Skywards Miles, or HawaiianMiles."

I need to book a flight to London this summer. All things being equal, I would have gone with AA for the True Blue points. Now it's anyone's game
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Old Mar 11, 14, 5:41 am
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Could it possibly mean that 'new' AA has expansion plans at JFK?
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Old Mar 11, 14, 12:08 pm
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Could it possibly mean that 'new' AA has expansion plans at JFK?
I doubt that they could due to slot restrictions.
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Old Mar 11, 14, 2:56 pm
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What a mistake for AA... They're getting greedy way too quickly....
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Old Mar 12, 14, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
No surprise that it is terminating now.
Agree. It's been a wonderful run while it lasted. Thank you JetBlue and American. AA miles for B6 BOS-SFO transcons and eastern seaboard runs in the best coach in the air. A year of graced EXP on AA to spend them (AA's gift to UA 1Ks). It is nice that the miles already earned are secure with AA, so no rush to do anything. Alas, nothing lasts forever, especially when it's something good with the airlines.

American's release:

http://hub.aa.com/en/nr/pressrelease...ue-partnership

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Old Mar 12, 14, 8:23 am
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What a mistake for AA... They're getting greedy way too quickly....
I suggest that it's rather that AA has no more use for JetBlue after acquiring (or being acquired by) US. And so, sadly, I have no more use for JetBlue.

It is a shame that, on seeing the value, JetBlue didn't fight successfully to keep some loyalty program relationship with AA -- or with any other significant program.

One can only hope that there might be some other partner in the wings for JetBlue.
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Old Mar 12, 14, 10:16 am
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I wouldn't surprised if we see a good sign-up deal in April...or perhaps a rise in the CC to let's say 25k.
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Old Mar 12, 14, 12:22 pm
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What will JetBlue do now?
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Old Mar 12, 14, 1:13 pm
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Well, for the time being, they're probably toasting one another over Delta following their rebate model lead.
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Well, for the time being, they're probably toasting one another over Delta following their rebate model lead.
...or firing the guy who forgot to patent that model
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Originally Posted by dieuwer2 View Post
...or firing the guy who forgot to patent that model
Post of the Day.
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Old Mar 13, 14, 12:40 pm
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It is a shame that, on seeing the value, JetBlue didn't fight successfully to keep some loyalty program relationship with AA -- or with any other significant program.
What makes you think there was tremendous value for JetBlue in the deal or that they didn't try to keep it??

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One can only hope that there might be some other partner in the wings for JetBlue.
I expect there will be many, though not likely in the USA.

Originally Posted by dieuwer2 View Post
...or firing the guy who forgot to patent that model
JetBlue wasn't first.

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What will JetBlue do now?
Continue to grow partnerships with foreign carriers and to grow their own route map in the Americas.
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