Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue will announce today a partnership for both travel and their frequent flyer programs. The deal comes on the heels of the recent announcement of new service by Hawaiian Airlines with the upcoming launch of non-stop service between New York’s JFK and Honolulu. While the Hawaiian service doesn’t start up until June, the deal will start sooner, with the carriers routing passengers via Los Angeles for one stop service on interline itineraries.
JetBlue has been steadily growing their roster of interline partners but one one of those – American Airlines – has any form of points reciprocity set up. This deal will include at least some reciprocity on the frequent flyer side. Full details are yet to come, but it is nice to see benefits in both the flight and loyalty programs coming to fruition.
More details to come as they are made available…
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So how will this work? Can I now use Hawaiian miles to do Jetblue->JFK->Hawaiian->HNL?
They haven’t announced all the details yet, David. I’m hoping that something akin to what you’ve described will happen, but I’m betting that it will be earning only, at least to start.
Looks like you will be able to use miles on the other carrier for redemptions so there is a very good chance that a combined itinerary would also work. No details yet, but it is definitely a better/tighter integration than anything JetBlue has done previously.
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