JetBlue To End Popular Benefits with American Airlines

JetBlue To End Popular Benefits with American Airlines
Photo Credit: Joris Wendt/AviationSource

As part of the demand to wind down the Northeast Alliance, JetBlue has announced its plans to end some popular benefits with American Airlines.

Following the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to reject this cooperative partnership, the two sides are now beginning to remove everything implemented to do with this alliance.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Removal of JetBlue-American Airlines’ Benefits…


JetBlue To End Popular Benefits with American Airlines
Photo Credit: Joris Wendt/AviationSource
Photo Credit: Joris Wendt/AviationSource

As part of the next steps in the wind-down of the alliance, the following will be taking place over the next few weeks:

  • Beginning July 21, 2023, JetBlue customers will no longer be able to book new codeshare bookings on American Airlines and vice versa.
  • For customers with travel already booked, TrueBlue or AAdvantage numbers will need to be added to the booking before July 21, 2023, in order to earn points, tiles, and reciprocal perks.
  • Customers can accrue TrueBlue points for all tickets purchased prior to July 21, 2023, as long as their TrueBlue number is added to the booking before July 21, 2023.

Expanding on this was Dave Fintzen, the VP of Northeast Alliance at JetBlue:

“We are disappointed to be ending popular benefits like codesharing and reciprocal loyalty benefits.”

“We know customers will miss these features and believe the U.S. Department of Justice’s position opposing them misses the mark”.

“With the court’s recent ruling and the termination of the NEA, we have to sunset them in short order.”

“Even as these benefits end, we are still committed to minimizing disruption to existing travel plans and continuing to deliver great value and our award-winning product and service to our customers.”

With this all in mind, it is a major blow for both American Airlines and JetBlue in the effort to further consolidate their position in the North-East of the United States.

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