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JetBlue and American Airlines To Wind Down Partnership on July 21 [Details]

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In early July, a federal judge in Boston ruled that the American Airlines and JetBlue Northeast Alliance partnership could not continue due to antitrust legislation. After rigorous back-and-forth by both airlines, JetBlue ultimately decided it would not appeal the judge’s decision and to begin winding down this partnership.

Now, the airlines have revealed what will happen over the next few months. There are 3 major dates and tasks you need to be aware of.

Codeshare Flights to End

After July 21, 2023, you’ll no longer be able to purchase a codeshare flight on either airline’s website. For example, a typical search of Boston to Washington-Reagan on American’s website will present a ton of flight results — with a mix of both actual American Airlines flights and codeshare flights, or flights that are marketed by American, but actually operated by JetBlue.

Now’s the time to book your flights before codesharing ends with American and JetBlue. On high-frequency routes, such as Boston to New York, Boston to Washington D.C., Washington D.C.-New York and others, you’ll notice a dramatic drop-off in the schedule as the search results will no longer present options from both airlines on July 21, 2023.

Update Frequent Flyer Numbers

You’ll have through July 20, 2023 to update any existing American bookings with a JetBlue TrueBlue number, or existing JetBlue bookings with an American Airlines AAdvantage number.

If you’ve booked flights on either airline, make sure the frequent flyer numbers are correct to ensure you receive your miles accordingly.

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Booking With Frequent Flyer Miles

The ability to book TrueBlue and AAdvantage award flights on either carrier will also end on July 20, 2023. If you’re looking to book a flight on one airline with the other carrier’s miles, you’ll want to ensure you do that now before it’s too late.

Hot Tip:

We highly recommend you review all of your upcoming reservations if you’ve booked a flight on either airline to ensure that the correct frequent flyer number is present, you’ve booked the proper flights, and that you’ve met all deadlines.

“This is just the first step in the wind-down process that will take place over the coming months. We will continue to work with the JetBlue team to ensure customers who have existing codeshare bookings can travel seamlessly without disruption to their travel plans,” said American Airlines, in a statement.

Final Thoughts

It’s disappointing to see JetBlue and American Airlines partnership and reciprocal benefits come to an end. Be sure to pay attention to the key dates above, so you aren’t disappointed when you can’t book or adjust your frequent flyer information.

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James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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