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American Airlines and JetBlue Northeast Alliance Offers Over 700 Daily Flights From NYC and Boston
This winter, the Northeast Alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue will offer over 700 daily flights from New York and Boston, more than any other carrier. The alliance will also offer service to 47 international destinations, plus lie-flat seats on all transcontinental flights.
On Tuesday (July 20, 2021), American Airlines and JetBlue announced details of their Northeast Alliance (NEA) schedule for winter 2021/22. The partnership will offer customers over 700 daily flights from Boston and New York, including service to over 47 international destinations. Additionally, guests traveling on transcontinental flights will enjoy lie-flat seats on all routes in 2022. JetBlue has also launched ticket sales for four new cities along with five new markets from New York LaGuardia. This fall, American Airlines’ AAdvantage® Elite and TrueBlue Mosaic members will also enjoy the first phase of reciprocal loyalty benefits.
In today’s announcement, American Airlines’ Chief Revenue Officer, Vasu Raja, said,
“Our Northeast Alliance with JetBlue gives customers more choices and benefits and raises the bar on offering an industry-leading experience. With JetBlue’s domestic strength and American’s growing international network, we are unlocking more destinations for travelers, more flying for both our teams, a better suite of products and a premium experience in the Northeast.”
JetBlue’s Vice President – Northeast Alliance, Dave Fintzen, added,
“With demand for travel returning, JetBlue’s new low fare flying — along with the broader growth made possible with American through the benefits of the NEA — is well-timed for us to best meet the needs of more travelers in the Northeast and introduce more competition with new flying. Whether it’s new cities, more lie-flat service on cross country routes, enhancing our combined schedules on key routes, or expanding benefits for corporate customers as they return to the skies, the NEA is going to make it as easy as possible for travelers in the Northeast to come back to flying.”
Thanks to the Northeast Alliance, customers of both airlines have already gained access to 57 new markets and over 110 codeshare routes from New York and Boston, connecting the Northeast to almost 150 global destinations. As previously announced, American Airlines has launched 10 new international routes, including service between New York (JFK) and Tel Aviv (TLV) and Athens (ATH), as well as JFK service to Delhi (DEL), which will launch on October 31, 2021.
Guests traveling on Northeast Alliance operated transcontinental routes will enjoy lie-flat seats with JetBlue Mint® and American’s state-of-the-art Airbus A321T fleet. These routes include service to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) from BOS, EWR and JFK, flights to San Diego (SAN) and Seattle from BOS and JFK, as well as service between JFK and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA).
This fall, AAdvantage® elite and TrueBlue Mosaic members will beginning enjoying reciprocal benefits such as priority check-in, security and boarding, plus up to two complimentary checked bags. Loyalty members can already earn miles or points when traveling on Northeast Alliance flights and more benefits will be coming soon.
As previously mentioned, JetBlue is launching service to four new cities with flights to San Antonio (SAT) from JFK and BOS starting October 3, 2021, JFK-Puerto Vallarta service from February 19, 2022, as well as flights to Kansas City (MCI) and Milwaukee (MKE) from both JFK and BOS starting March 27, 2022. From October 31st, JetBlue is also adding new service from New York-LaGuardia with twice-daily flights to Jacksonville (JAX), daily winter seasonal service to Sarasota-Bradenton (SRQ) and daily service to Savannah/Hilton Head (SAV). Starting March 27, 2022, the carrier will also launch service between LGA and New Orleans (MSY), as well as twice-daily flights to Nashville (BNA). By the end of 2021, JetBlue will offer 35 daily departures from LaGuardia, increasing to over 50 by summer 2022.
Source(s): American Airlines, JetBlue Airways