March 31, 2010

Connecting Customers to more destinations worldwide

aa_agreementEver wanted to travel to Paris or Tokyo or Buenos Aires with JetBlue? Now you can … sort of! Thanks to our new interline agreement with American Airlines, you’ll soon be able to book one ticket for both airlines on aa.com, check-in and drop your bag once, and then jet seamlessly from one of JetBlue’s 18 BlueCities to a well-timed connection to one of 12 fabulous overseas destinations on American (see below for the full list).

Think of the agreement as responsible dating, without marriage. While we consider our partnerships an open and honest commitment, the world is too exciting just yet to consider tying the knot.

Why do such a thing, you ask? For one, we know our strengths – we have the strongest footprint at New York’s JFK and Boston’s Logan Airports of any domestic airline – and these are key international gateways where a lot of airlines are looking for solid domestic connections. We’re already partnering with Lufthansa and Aer Lingus at both airports, and will likely have more exciting partners to announce later this year. We’re not far from our goal of being the Americas’ Favorite Airline, but we’ll leave the five remaining continents to the others guys with the big shiny planes.

We expect tickets to go on sale later this year … stay tuned!

We will be offering connecting service from the following BlueCities:

  • Buffalo, N.Y. (BUF)
  • Burlington, Vt. (BTV)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Fort Myers, Fla. (RSW)
  • Houston (HOU)
  • Jacksonville, Fla. (JAX)
  • Nantucket, Mass. (ACK)
  • New Orleans (MSY)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Portland, Maine (PWM)
  • Portland, Ore. (PDX)
  • Richmond, Va. (RIC)
  • Rochester, N.Y. (ROC)
  • Salt Lake City (SLC)
  • Sarasota, Fla. (SRQ)
  • Syracuse, N.Y. (SYR)
  • Washington, D.C./Dulles (IAD)
  • West Palm Beach, Fla. (PBI)

And you’ll be able to connect to the following international cities served by American:

  • Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE)
  • London, UK (LHR)
  • Madrid, Spain (MAD)
  • Manchester, UK (MAN)
  • Milan, Italy (MXP)
  • Paris, France (CDG)
  • Rome, Italy (FCO)
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU)
  • Tokyo, Japan (NRT)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

Visit our FAQ section for more information.

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5 Comments on “Connecting Customers to more destinations worldwide”

  • Posted by Bob on March 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Will trueblue points be elibigle to use towards this new service?

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  • Posted by JetBlue on March 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    You will be able to apply your TrueBlue points to the JetBlue leg of your trip, but not towards American flights- and vice versa- at this time. VIsit the Q&A at the bottom of this post for more information

  • Posted by Joanna on March 31, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Not Boston yet? Bummer. But so excited at the prospect of international partners!

  • Posted by Andrea on March 31, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    At least it’s not Delta. They have much worse service and much smaller seats than American. American is a good airline, though JetBlue is much better.

    I prefer JetBlue to all other US based airlines, and fly it whenever I can. I try to avoid cross country flights on any other airline.

    Unfortunately, my nearest airports aren’t served by JetBlue, so I’ve taken up flying Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air at least as far as Seattle. Their customer service is pretty good, and they have decent sized seats except on the small planes.

    JetBlue, would you consider partnering with Alaska Airlines for us Pacific Northwest people who aren’t near Seattle or other major airports? Even better, could you come to Spokane?

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