During their most recent earnings conference call JetBlue indicated that they were working on adding 5-7 more interline partners to their portfolio. At that time I suggested that a link-up with JAL at Boston was likely in the works. JAL is bringing their 787 Dreamliner to Boston starting in April 2012 and JetBlue has onward coverage from Boston to a number of destinations on the east coast and in the Caribbean. It is a natural fit.
Not surprisingly, the two carriers announced such an agreement this week. The interline deal also covers travel over JFK and LAX between the two carriers. Unlike the recent deal with Hawaiian Airlines this one is only for interline, not any frequent flyer reciprocity, but it is still a growth in the partner offerings for JetBlue.
- JetBlue to grow Even More Space, says the honeymoon is over
- JetBlue, Hawaiian team up for JFK service
- Hawaiian launching service to New York City
- JetBlue & American Airlines announce earning reciprocity
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