Newsroom – JetBlue and American Airlines partnership makes it easier than ever for customers to return to travel with greater schedule, more benefits and a smooth travel experience

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NEW YORK & FORT WORTH, Texas – JetBlue and American Airlines are giving customers the largest choice in the Northeast, the best product and a premium experience, as travelers return to the skies. 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.

  • The Northeast Alliance will offer customers more than 700 daily flights from New York and Boston this winter, more than any other carrier
  • New York’s largest international network with service to 47 international destinations, as well as flat seats on all transcontinental routes in 2022
  • Four all-new JetBlue cities on sale today, plus five new LaGuardia markets
  • Starting this fall, AAdvantage® Elite and TrueBlue Mosaic members will enjoy the first phase of reciprocal benefits

NEW YORK & FORT WORTH, Texas – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) and American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) are giving customers the largest choice in the Northeast, the best product and a premium experience, as travelers return to the sky. 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.

“Our northeast alliance with JetBlue gives customers more choices and benefits and raises the bar for a cutting-edge experience,” said Vasu Raja, chief revenue officer for American. “With JetBlue’s national strength and American’s growing international network, we are unlocking more destinations for travelers, more flights for both of our teams, a better product line and a premium experience in the Northeast. “

JetBlue – New York’s Hometown Airline® and premier low cost carrier, and largest airline in Boston – today announced that customers can purchase tickets to several new markets launched this fall, including four new destinations that the airline adds to its road map.

“With the return of travel demand, JetBlue’s new low cost flights – along with the broader growth made possible with American through the benefits of NEA – are on time for us to better serve the needs of more travelers. in the Northeast and introduce more competition with new flights, ”said Dave Fintzen, vice president, Northeast Alliance, JetBlue. “Whether it’s new towns, more service on cross-country routes, improving our combined schedules on key routes or expanding the benefits for corporate customers on their return. in the sky, the NEA will make it as easy as possible for travelers to the Northeast to resume flight.

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

A premium premium experience

In 2022, travel between all transcontinental markets operated by the Northeast Alliance will offer reclining 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 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 relocate to the airport’s recently opened state-of-the-art Terminal B. Details on the JetBlue split-terminal operation, additional flights slated for next summer and a timeline for a possible full relocation to Terminal B will be shared in the coming months.

At JFK, airlines recently launched a convenient connection allowing customers to stay past 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 the benefits of both carriers. This next phase of benefits will include priority check-in, security and boarding, as well as up to two free checked bags. Members of both loyalty programs can already earn miles or points when traveling on US flights or flights marketed and operated by JetBlue. When booking flights on aa.com or jetblue.com, customers can choose where to collect their miles or points. Even more benefits for Advantage and TrueBlue members are coming in the future.

Provide more choices for customers

Building on the strength of the Northeast Alliance, JetBlue will today begin selling seats for flights in four previously unserved cities in the United States and Mexico. Together, the new destinations diversify JetBlue’s route map and strengthen the airline’s relevance to New York and Boston.

San Antonio, Texas

JetBlue will serve San Antonio International Airport (SAT) from JFK and Boston from October 31, 2021. Round-trip flights will initially be operated once per day with the intention of introducing additional daily frequencies in the future. .

Schedule between New York (JFK) and San Antonio (SAT)
Every day from October 31, 2021

JFK – SAT Flight n ° 725 SAT – JFK Flight # 726
9:30 a.m. – 1:03 p.m. 1:45 p.m. – 6:11 p.m.

Schedule between Boston (BOS) and San Antonio (SAT)
Every day from October 31, 2021

BOS – SAT Vol # 2209 SAT – BOS Flight # 2210
10:20 a.m. – 2:13 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

JetBlue will serve Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) from JFK starting February 19, 2022. Round-trip flights will be operated once per day.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Daily from February 19, 2022

JFK – PVR Flight # 2097 PVR – JFK Flight # 2098
8:30 a.m. – 1:39 p.m. 2:20 p.m. – 8:03 p.m.

Kansas City, Missouri

JetBlue will serve Kansas City International Airport (MCI) from JFK and Boston starting March 27, 2022. Round-trip flights will initially be operated once per day. Missouri will become the 32nd state served by JetBlue.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Kansas City (MCI)
Daily from March 27, 2022

JFK – MCI Flight # 2221 MCI – JFK Flight # 2222
3:25 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. 10:20 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Kansas City (MCI)
Daily from March 27, 2022

BOS – MCI Flight n ° 2363 MCI – BOS Flight # 2364
7:00 a.m. – 9:34 a.m. 6:40 p.m. – 10:31 p.m.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

JetBlue will serve Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) from JFK and Boston starting March 27, 2022. Round-trip flights will initially be operated once per day. Wisconsin will become the 33rd state served by JetBlue.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Milwaukee (MKE)
Daily from March 27, 2022

JFK – MKE Flight n ° 679 MKE – JFK Flight n ° 680
3:05 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 10:35 a.m. – 2:03 p.m.

Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Milwaukee (MKE)
Daily from March 27, 2022

BOS – MKE Flight n ° 2229 MKE – BOS Flight # 2230
8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. 5:30 p.m. – 8:53 p.m.

The Puerto Vallarta service will operate with JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft; Kansas City and Milwaukee service will operate on the airline’s new A220 aircraft with an all-new interior and state-of-the-art features; and the San Antonio service will operate with a mix of A320 and A220. All JetBlue aircraft offering the award-winning service of the airline with the most legroom in the coach (a); Free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky (b); free and unlimited branded snacks and soft drinks; and free, live DIRECTV® programming at every seat.

More growth at LaGuardia

Made possible by the Northeast Alliance with American, JetBlue’s five new markets at LaGuardia Airport are now on sale. The new routes, first announced this spring, will introduce more JetBlue flights to one of the country’s busiest airports, where JetBlue intends to cut fares, improve service and offer more. competition to travelers. Daily frequencies on some new routes are expected to increase in the future.

Effective October 31, 2021, JetBlue will add service between LaGuardia and:

  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) | Twice a day
  • Sarasota — Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) | Once a day, seasonal winter
  • Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) | Once a day

Effective March 27, 2022, JetBlue will add service between LaGuardia and:

  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) | Once a day
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA) | Twice a day

JetBlue schedules for other previously announced new cities including San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP); Vancouver, Canada (YVR); and Asheville, NC (AVL) – as well as summer 2022 service between LaGuardia and Portland, Maine (PWM) – will be announced at a later date.

By the end of this year, JetBlue plans to offer 35 daily departures from LaGuardia and intends to increase to over 50 daily departures by summer 2022.

About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is the Hometown of New York® airline and a major carrier to Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries customers throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. For more information visit jetblue.com.

About the American Airlines Group
The purpose of American is to care for people on the journey of life. American Airlines Group Inc. shares trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s shares are included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and to Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

(a) JetBlue offers the most legroom on the coach based on fleet-wide average seat spacing for U.S. airlines.

(b) Fly-Fi and live television are available on all flights operated by JetBlue. On airplanes equipped with ViaSat-2, Fly-Fi will not be available on certain portions of certain routes, and live television will not be available during operations outside the contiguous United States, or until the plane returns to the coverage area. On all other aircraft, Fly-Fi and live TV will not be available during flights outside the contiguous United States, or until the aircraft returns to coverage.



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