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JetBlue and American Airlines Partnership Makes it Easier Than Ever for Customers to Return to Travel with Largest Schedule, More Benefits and a Seamless Travel Experience

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) and American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) are providing customers the most choice in the Northeast, on the best product, and with a premium experience, as travelers return to the sky.

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NEW YORK & FORT WORTH, Texas — As part of their Northeast Alliance (NEA), JetBlue and American will operate more than 700 daily flights from New York and Boston this winter, giving customers more choice than any other airline can offer.

“Our Northeast Alliance with JetBlue gives customers more choices and benefits and raises the bar on offering an industry-leading experience,” said Vasu Raja, American’s Chief Revenue Officer. “With JetBlue’s domestic strength and American’s growing international network, we are unlocking more destinations for travelers, more flying for both our teams, a better suite of products and a premium experience in the Northeast.”

JetBlue — New York’s Hometown Airline® and leading low-fare carrier, and the largest airline in Boston – announced today that customers can purchase tickets for several new markets launching this fall, including four new destinations the airline is adding to its route map.

“With demand for travel returning, JetBlue’s new low fare flying — along with the broader growth made possible with American through the benefits of the NEA — is well-timed for us to best meet the needs of more travelers in the Northeast and introduce more competition with new flying,” said Dave Fintzen, vice president, Northeast Alliance, JetBlue. “Whether it’s new cities, more lie-flat service on cross country routes, enhancing our combined schedules on key routes, or expanding benefits for corporate customers as they return to the skies, the NEA is going to make it as easy as possible for travelers in the Northeast to come back to flying.”

As a result of the partnership, so far this year customers have gained access to 57 new markets and more than 110 codeshare routes from Boston and New York, connecting the Northeast to almost 150 worldwide destinations, including 10 new international routes American previously announced. These routes, made possible by the Northeast Alliance, include new service from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV), which launched in May; JFK service to Athens, Greece (ATH), which launched in June and JFK service to Delhi, India (DEL), which will launch Oct. 31, 2021.

A Leading Premium Experience

In 2022, travel between all transcontinental markets operated by the Northeast Alliance will offer lie-flat seats with JetBlue Mint® and American’s state-of-the-art A321T fleet. This includes routes between:

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Boston (BOS), Newark (EWR) and JFK
  • Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) and JFK
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) and BOS and JFK
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and BOS, EWR and JFK
  • Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and BOS and JFK

Terminal Transitions

On the ground, JetBlue will expand its footprint at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) beyond its current space at the historic Marine Air Terminal and partially move into the airport’s recently opened and state-of-the-art Terminal B. Details about JetBlue’s split-terminal operation, additional flying planned for next summer and a timeline for an eventual full relocation to Terminal B will be shared in the months ahead.

At JFK, the airlines recently launched a convenient connection enabling customers to remain post-security while transferring between JetBlue’s Terminal 5 and American’s Terminal 8.

More Rewarding Loyalty

Starting this fall, AAdvantage® elite and TrueBlue Mosaic members will also begin to enjoy benefits across both carriers. This next phase of benefits will include priority check-in, security and boarding, plus up to two complimentary checked bags. Members of both loyalty programs are already able to earn miles or points when traveling on American or JetBlue-marketed and operated flights. When booking flights on aa.com or jetblue.com, customers can choose where to accrue their miles or points. Even more benefits for AAdvantage and TrueBlue members will be coming in the future.

Providing customers with more choice

Bolstered by the strength of the Northeast Alliance, JetBlue will begin today selling seats for flights in four, never-before-served cities throughout the U.S. and in Mexico. Together the new destinations diversify JetBlue’s route map and grow the airline’s relevance in both New York and Boston.

San Antonio, Texas

JetBlue will serve San Antonio International Airport (SAT) from both JFK and Boston starting Oct. 31, 2021. Roundtrip flights will initially operate once daily with the intention to introduce additional daily frequencies in the future.

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