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 applications 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 on the market when checking in at kiosks, ticket counters or the JetBlue cellular app, whereas on American it at present is on the market solely on the ticket counter. It is going to be out there via all American check-in channels “quickly,” based on the provider.
Subsequent month, AAdvantage members will have the ability to redeem their miles for JetBlue flights via 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 began offering reciprocal loyalty program accrual earlier this 12 months as part of their Northeast Alliance. The alliance at present is facing a civil antitrust suit 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.