American And JetBlue Will Move Forward With Strategic Alliance, JFK-Tel Aviv Route Launches This Summer!

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6 months ago, American and JetBlue announced that they would form a new partnership. We haven’t heard much about it since then, but more details have now been released following a review by the DOT. The DOT will make the airlines divest of some slots from JFK and Washington/DCA and refrain from partnering in city pairs where there is little competition.

I’d guess that United will pick up some of those slots as they look to expand their new JFK flights. American will also likely transfer slots to JetBlue to expand their domestic operations from LaGuardia.

  • The airlines will offer more seamless connectivity and better travel choices on new codeshare routes to and from New York (JFK, LGA and EWR) and Boston (BOS). Both airlines will offer the ability to book connections between the airlines on one ticket from each of their websites.
  • JetBlue will significantly grow their presence at LaGuardia and Newark and provide domestic additional feed to connect to American long-haul flights from JFK and Boston. Flight schedules will be aligned to allow for connections.
  • There will be loyalty reciprocity between the airlines, including the ability to redeem AA miles for JetBlue flights and JetBlue points for AA flights. There will also be elite benefit reciprocity for both airlines.
  • American will stop flying their ERJ-145 and CRJ-200 aircraft to NYC, so that all American flights to NYC will feature first class seating by the end of this year.
  • American will launch service from JFK-Tel Aviv and JFK-Athens this summer. That comes after years of shrinking their presence at JFK. The new flights will be made possible thanks to feed from JetBlue flights. American plans to add many more new long-haul routes from JFK as well.

If American follows through with the JFK-Tel Aviv route this summer, it will launch even before its Dallas-Tel Aviv route gets off the ground.

Will you fly on American between JFK and Tel Aviv?

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E

Yes! I’ve been EP for many years but always had to fly with Elal or delta to Israel. Now if AA can only fly direct from NYC to HKG

Michael

Will JetBlue points allowed to be used for reward flights on AA?

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Starting when ?

me

Will Emirald status at Alaska get any benefits to fly AA to TLV this summer?

joel

good time to get the jetblue card with elevated 100k bonus, can use them to fly nonstop to israel !

ariel

What will it cost one way?

jonny

It really depends which planes they use. AA for me has always been nasty old planes and DL has great planes JFK-TLV.

Any idea which plane AA will use JFK-TLV?

Shaul

Old planes are better than “Oasis”

BC

It really depends on the class of service and the layout. Delta was using a 747 well past its prime.

yelped

This is amazing. Another option is always good. Especially when this opens up several redemption options. But Jetblue usually sets their partner redemption rates too high.

Reader

I have some 400k AAdvantage miles, so yes that’s exiting for me !!
how much miles will it be for a one wat economy/business ?

Davidmal

Bit I’m guessing mosaic companion tickets won’t be eligible for AA

Albert

Does this mean you’ll be able to use JetBlue points to fly to Israel?

Jerry

Is it worthwhile to take out the JetBlue card for 100k and use it fo jfk to Israel

thelettervforv

depends on how they price out the award, taking a look at their award chart with hawaiian it might not look too promising.

chinagel

Should we worry about AA buying them out?

Jake

AA would have difficulty buying Air Mongolia out.

Stevej18

Any chance avios points will now work for JetBlue flights?

Magoo

Will Mosaic status give any benefits on American?

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