American and JetBlue Improve Reciprocal Benefits for Loyalty Status Members

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American and JetBlue Improve Reciprocal Benefits for Loyalty Status Members

American Airlines and JetBlue announced today new reciprocal benefits for their most loyal travelers. AAdvantage and TrueBlue Mosaic status members will get more perks when traveling on either airline. It is the latest round of customer benefits made possible by the airlines’ Northeast Alliance (NEA).

Starting today, JetBlue Mosaics and American AAdvantage status members – the top earning loyalty members in each program – are now eligible to enjoy an expanded list of their favorite perks:

  • Space to Stretch Out
    • JetBlue Mosaics are now eligible for complimentary Main Cabin Extra seating on all American-operated flights based on availability at time of check-in. Main Cabin Extra amenities include extra legroom, early boarding and dedicated overhead bin space.
    • AAdvantage status members are now eligible for complimentary Even More® Space seating on all JetBlue-operated flights based on availability at time of check-in when checking in at JetBlue kiosks or on jetblue.com. This benefit will be available via the JetBlue app in the coming days. Even More Space amenities include up to 7 inches of additional legroom, early boarding, early access to overhead bin space and access to expedited security lanes at select airports.
  • Convenience at the Kiosk
    • JetBlue Mosaics can now enjoy the convenience of tagging up to two complimentary checked bags at American kiosks and dropping them at designated drop-off counters. This benefit will also be available for up to eight other customers traveling on the same reservation.
  • Same-Day Confirmed Changes
    • JetBlue Mosaics continue to benefit from complimentary same-day changes on American-operated flights.
    • AAdvantage status members Platinum Pro and higher can now also enjoy same-day changes when traveling on JetBlue-operated flights.

These newest benefits build on existing perks first announced in 2021. As part of JetBlue’s NEA with American, Mosaic members flying on American already enjoy:

  • Priority check-in desks at the airport.
  • Access to expedited security lanes.
  • Earlier boarding (Group 4) with priority boarding lanes.
  • Priority bags.
  • Up to two free checked bags with check-in at American ticket counters.
  • Complimentary same-day changes to flights.
  • Complimentary preferred seating.

In the future, JetBlue TrueBlue customers will also be able to redeem points for flights operated by American. As announced last year, loyalty program members are eligible to earn points on either carrier. The accrual agreement covers American flights operating with the JetBlue code within the carriers’ Northeast Alliance, as well as on all other American flights operating anywhere in the world. At the same time, American’s AAdvantage members can accrue miles on all JetBlue flights within and beyond the Northeast.

In summer 2022, the NEA will offer nearly 500 daily departures from New York’s three major airports and 200 daily departures from Boston. As part of the growth related to the NEA, American plans to launch new nonstop service between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar, in June, becoming the only U.S.-based carrier to serve the Middle East destination. Separately, JetBlue will launch its first-ever Canadian route with new nonstop service between JFK and Vancouver, Canada (YVR), in June.

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