American, JetBlue End Frequent Flyer Partnership, Interline Agreement

By Jesse Sokolow on 10 March 2014
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An American Airlines jet parked at JFK

An American Airlines jet parked at JFK

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways announced that the two airlines plan to terminate their partnership, which dates back to 2010 and covered select routes from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston’s Logan Airport.

The change ends the carriers’ interline traffic reciprocal frequent flyer miles agreements.

The move follows the December 2013 merger of American with US Airways.

As of Monday, March 10, passengers can no longer purchase tickets through one airline for travel on the other.  In addition, beginning April 1, members of the airlines’ frequent flyer programs will no longer be able to earn and redeem miles and points when traveling with the other.

Any miles and points already earned by passengers will be credited to their accounts, and not be affected by the change.

American and JetBlue said they are working together to make sure that the termination has as little effect on passengers as possible.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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