American Airlines and JetBlue announced their North East Alliance back in July 2020 (American Airlines has West Coast Alliance with Alaska Airlines)
American and JetBlue have enhanced their benefits for each other’s elite members from today. Elite members have access to Main Cabin Extra or Even More Seats, some status members can request same-day confirmed changes on both airlines flights, and Admirals Club members have access also when flying on JetBlue.
Announcement From American Airlines:
American Airlines and JetBlue Introduce Enhanced Perks for Loyalty Status Members Made Possible Through the Northeast Alliance
- Starting today, AAdvantage® status members and TrueBlue Mosaic members will have access to complimentary Main Cabin Extra or Even More® Space seats when checking in for a flight on American Airlines or JetBlue.
- Select status members can also request a same-day confirmed flight change when traveling on either carrier.
- Admirals Club members can access Admirals Club lounges when flying on JetBlue.
FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) and JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) are elevating the travel experience for their most loyal travelers, with new perks for AAdvantage® and TrueBlue Mosaic status members when traveling on either airline. It is the latest round of customer benefits made possible by the airlines’ innovative Northeast Alliance (NEA).
Starting today, when checking in for an American or JetBlue flight, AAdvantage status members and TrueBlue Mosaic members can choose complimentary Main Cabin Extra or Even More® Space seats when available. American’s Main Cabin Extra and JetBlue’s Even More Space amenities include extra legroom, early boarding and dedicated overhead bin space.
“American and JetBlue are committed to delivering a seamless travel experience to customers through our Northeast Alliance,” said Alison Taylor, American’s Chief Customer Officer. “Part of that dedication includes making travel even more enjoyable for our loyal members, who inspired this opportunity. We look forward to their feedback about this chance to elevate their travel across American and JetBlue.”
AAdvantage Executive Platinum and Platinum Pro members and TrueBlue Mosaic members are also eligible for same-day confirmed flight changes when traveling on either carrier.
“We know our most loyal customers love the added perks and flexibility that come with being a TrueBlue Mosaic member, which is why, together with American, we’re extending more great benefits to our travelers when they are flying on American-operated flights,” said Don Uselmann, Vice President Loyalty & Personalization, JetBlue. “At the same time, we continue to add value to our Northeast Alliance by also extending additional perks and flexibility to American’s status members when they fly JetBlue. It’s another win as we continue to add value to our loyalty programs.”
These new customer benefits are in addition to the priority check-in, priority baggage, priority security and priority boarding benefits that were implemented last fall. AAdvantage status members receive up to two complimentary checked bags when traveling on JetBlue and TrueBlue Mosaic members can also now check two complimentary checked bags at American Airlines kiosks when arriving at the airport.
Also starting in April, Admirals Club members traveling on JetBlue will be able to access Admirals Club lounges, including the newly opened lounge space at LaGuardia Airport (LGA). American’s Admirals Club lounges are membership-based lounges that feature complimentary amenities like food and beverages, Wi-Fi, business centers, and kids’ rooms.
Some additional benefits for mainly American Airlines frequent fliers. Perhaps they should rebrand JetBlue as American’s express carrier at this point?
JetBlue used to offer something that the legacy carriers didn’t. So what does it stand for today, or does anybody even care?