American Airlines and JetBlue Airways move closer

American Airlines (Dallas/Forth) and JetBlue Airways (New York) announced yesterday (November 17) the launch of a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement, effective today (November 18), which allows members of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program and JetBlue’s TrueBlue® customer loyalty program to earn AAdvantage miles or TrueBlue points, respectively, in select markets.

In addition, the commercial agreement announced in March 2010 has been expanded to include one new American Airlines international market and nine new JetBlue domestic markets. Customers will now be able to easily connect on flights to a total of 15 of American’s international destinations departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Boston Logan Airport (BOS), including Barcelona, Spain (BCN); Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG); and Tokyo, Japan; and 26 JetBlue domestic markets, including Portland, ME; Rochester, NY; or Richmond, VA.

New JetBlue domestic markets:

Boston (BOS) to:

Baltimore (BWI)
Charlotte, N.C. (CLT)
Newark, N.J. (EWR) – Service starts in May 2011
Orlando, Fla. (MCO)
Pittsburgh (PIT)
Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (RDU)
San Francisco (SFO)
Washington – Reagan (DCA)
Phoenix (PHX)

New American Airlines market:

New York (JFK) to:

Budapest, Hungary (BUD) – Service starts in April 2011.

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