JetBlue and American Airlines Announce Reciprocal Mileage & Elite Earnings
JetBlue and American Airlines announced today new ways to earn miles and elite status through their Northeast Alliance. Effective immediately, American Airlines’ AAdvantage members and JetBlue TrueBlue members will be able to earn miles or points, traveling on either carrier. Earning miles was already an option for codeshare flights. Members from both programs will also be able to earn elite qualifying currency on these trips.
JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program members are now eligible to earn points on all American Airlines-operated flights. The new accrual agreement covers American flights operating with the JetBlue code within the carriers’ Northeast Alliance, as well as on all other American flights operating anywhere in the world. You will earn the same rate for American flights as you would on JetBlue’s own flights.
At the same time, American’s AAdvantage members can now accrue miles on all JetBlue flights within and beyond the Northeast. Starting today you can earn American miles on JetBlue flights at the same rate that you earn them on American flights. However, the new JetBlue transatlantic flights are excluded.
“Just in time for summer travel, we’re giving TrueBlue members more program value and versatility by offering the ability to earn TrueBlue points on thousands of daily flights operated by our Northeast Alliance partner, American Airlines,” said Don Uselmann, vice president loyalty & personalization, JetBlue. “As JetBlue and American add more routes and new destinations to and from the Northeast, we’re able to enhance our Northeast Alliance so that our loyal customers can get rewarded more often.”
“One of the best things about our Northeast Alliance is the additional benefits it brings to customers. This includes more ways to earn miles and eventually more choice in how they use them, creating a truly valuable loyalty program,” said Alison Taylor, American’s Chief Customer Officer. “Our partnership with JetBlue offers travelers more options to get to more places with ease, thanks to better schedules and on a more premium product.”