JetBlue, El Al to Begin Codeshare

By Jesse Sokolow on 29 September 2014
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A JetBlue plane taking off from Newark

A JetBlue plane taking off from Newark

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to begin a codeshare agreement with Israeli flag carrier El Al.  The two airlines filed for approval with the U.S. Department of Transportation, and are currently awaiting approval.

Once the agreement is approved, El Al will be able to place its code on JetBlue-operated flights to and from 35 destinations heading into or out of both Newark International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

El Al recently ended its frequent flyer program partnership with American Airlines.  After October 31, members of American’s and El Al’s programs will no longer be able to earn or redeem frequent flyer miles on the other airline. JetBlue and El Al have not, however, announced plans to link their frequent flyer programs.

Included in the JetBlue destinations will be Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Houston Hobby, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington Dulles, and West Palm Beach.

JetBlue also plans to begin new flights between Washington, D.C. and Jacksonville, Florida, in December.

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