American-JetBlue Northeast Alliance Spreads Its Wings

By Kurt Stolz on 20 July 2021
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Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orlenas

The so-called Northeast Alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways is moving into its next phase.

The two carriers are expanding their schedules to offer more than 700 daily flights this winter from Boston and New York City.

“With JetBlue’s domestic strength and American’s growing international network, we are unlocking more destinations for travelers,” said Vasu Raja, American’s chief revenue officer.

The two partners will offer lie-flat seating in business- and/or first-class on all transcon routes from the two alliance hubs.  This includes New York to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California; Boston, Newark, and New York to Los Angeles International and San Francisco International Airports; and New York and Boston to both Seattle International and San Diego International airports.

These flights will be served by JetBlue’s A321 aircraft with Mint business-class cabins and American Airlines’ A321T subfleet with Flagship First and Flagship Business cabins.

At JFK, the two airlines recently launched an airside transfer service to allow travelers who are making connections to go between Terminal 5 and Terminal 8 without having to traverse an additional security checkpoint.

In addition, at LaGuardia Airport, JetBlue will move into the recently completed Central Terminal Building, also known as Terminal B, in addition to maintaining its operation at the historic Marine Air Terminal.

The expansion includes new flights from JFK to San Antonio, Texas; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Kansas City, Missouri; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as new flying from LaGuardia that includes new service in October to Jacksonville and Sarasota, Florida; and Savannah, Georgia. New flights will launch at the end of March to New Orleans and Nashville.

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