How JetBlue and American Airlines’ Alliance Ending Will Affect You

The impact of American Airlines and JetBlue’s break-up.
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It’s the end of an era as JetBlue and American Airlines’ alliance comes to an end this week. It feels like a bad breakup, leaving passengers nostalgic for the good times and uncertain about what lies ahead for their future travels.

Why are they breaking up?

The two airlines are terminating their partnership in the Northeast due to a federal judge’s ruling that found it in violation of antitrust laws. The judge ordered American Airlines and JetBlue to cease their collaboration, which involved sharing passengers, revenue, and coordinating schedules. Despite the airlines’ argument that the partnership was necessary to compete with Delta and United at busy airports in NYC and Boston, the Justice Department and several states successfully sued to block the partnership last month.

What does this mean for travelers?

Starting July 21, JetBlue and American Airlines passengers will no longer be able to book new codeshare flights on the opposite airline. For those who have already made reservations, it’s crucial to include TrueBlue or AAdvantage numbers in the booking before July 21 in order to earn points, achieve status, and enjoy shared benefits.

Before July 21, customers can accumulate TrueBlue points by adding their TrueBlue number to their booking, and AAdvantage members can use their miles to book award itineraries on JetBlue until July 20.

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