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JetBlue has announced it will strengthen its partnership with Qatari flag carrier Qatar Airways.
The expanded codeshare agreement between the 2 airlines will add 11 new destinations for JetBlue customers departing the U.S. on a Qatar Airways flight that connects in Doha (DOH) and continues to destinations beyond.
“Together with Qatar Airways, we’re connecting more customers to more outstanding destinations, all while providing them with industry-leading experiences onboard our two airlines,” said Robin Hayes Chief Executive Officer at JetBlue.
Let’s take a look at these new codeshare destinations, and what this could mean for you.
JetBlue Strengthens Ties With Qatar Airways
In a nutshell, it means that passengers can build itineraries that originate in their local JetBlue-served city and connect to Qatar-operated flights to Doha or beyond — all on just 1 ticket.
An added bonus of a codeshare like this is that passengers can check their bags in with JetBlue and pick them up at their final destination despite arriving on a Qatar-operated flight.
The following cities in Qatar’s route network have been added to the codeshare between the 2 airlines:
- Accra, Ghana (ACC)
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADD)
- Alexandria, Egypt (HBE)
- Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)
- Cairo, Egypt (CAI)
- Denpasar, Indonesia (DPS)
- Harare, Zimbabwe (HRE)
- Jakarta, Indonesia (CGK)
- Khartoum, Sudan (KRT)
- Phuket, Thailand (HKT)
- Windhoek, Namibia (WDH)
“Qatar Airways is already our top internationally-based partner for connecting customers across the Americas to its worldwide network, and as we continue to strengthen our relationship we’re giving travelers a variety of fresh choices for flying to new corners of the globe,” said Hayes.
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There are 11 U.S. airports where both JetBlue and Qatar operate flights and where codeshares from the U.S. to Qatar and beyond are already possible:
- Atlanta (ATL)
- Boston (BOS)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
- Houston (IAH)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Miami (MIA)
- New York (JFK)
- Philadelphia (PHL)
- San Francisco (SFO)
- Seattle (SEA)
As it stands, passengers flying JetBlue and Qatar codeshare routes can choose whether they’d like to earn miles for their flights in the TrueBlue or the Privilege Club program. In the future, it’s possible that passengers could redeem TrueBlue points or Privilege Club Avios for flights on either airline.
The 11 new codeshare destinations bring the total that the airlines share to 24.
JetBlue and Qatar Airways have deepened their relationship with the addition of 11 new codeshare destinations. The addition of these destinations in the Qatar Airways route network brings the total number of codeshare cities to 24 and gives JetBlue flyers across the U.S. more options when deciding on future travel plans.
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