American Airways and JetBlue have begun providing reciprocal advantages for loyalty program members, the carriers introduced.
As of Wednesday, qualifying members of each American’s AAdvantage and JetBlue’s TrueBlue packages will obtain such advantages as precedence check-in, boarding, baggage dealing with and safety traces when touring on each airways. Qualifying members of both program additionally will get two free checked baggage with both airline. The free baggage allowance on JetBlue is accessible when checking in at kiosks, ticket counters or the JetBlue cell app, whereas on American it at present is accessible solely on the ticket counter. Will probably be out there by means of all American check-in channels “quickly,” in accordance with the provider.
Subsequent month, AAdvantage members will be capable of redeem their miles for JetBlue flights by means of American’s web site and reservations line. The carriers additionally plan to start permitting reciprocal most well-liked seating advantages for loyalty program members “within the coming months,” American chief buyer officer Alison Taylor stated.
JetBlue and American Airways started providing reciprocal loyalty program accrual earlier this 12 months as part of their Northeast Alliance. The alliance at present is going through a civil antitrust go well with from the U.S. Division of Justice and 7 state attorneys basic, although each carriers have contended that the alliance is supposed to stimulate, not stifle, competitors.