American Airlines & JetBlue Introduce Reciprocal Miles Earning

American Airlines and JetBlue announced their “Northeast Alliance” back in July 2020 (read more here) and started codesharing each other’s flights in February (read more here).

Now, frequent flier members from AAdvantage and TrueBlue can earn, albeit not yet redeem, miles on both airlines. Previously, the mileage earning was limited only to codeshare flights. There is still not a word about the upcoming reciprocal elite benefits.

You can access AA’s page for JetBlue here and JetBlue’s for AA here.

AAdvantage member earnings on JetBlue flights:

Note that upcoming transatlantic flights on JetBlue are excluded from earning any miles on the AAdvantage program.

Award Miles

  • AAdvantage® member – 5 miles for every U.S. dollar
  • Gold member – 7 miles/U.S. dollar (40% bonus)
  • Platinum member – 8 miles/U.S. dollar (60% bonus)
  • Platinum Pro member – 9 miles/U.S. dollar (80% bonus)
  • Executive Platinum member – 11 miles/U.S. dollar (120% bonus)

There is a maximum of 75,000 AAdvantage miles that be earned per ticket.

Elite Qualifying Miles

JetBlue member earnings on AA flights:

The JetBlue app or website and JetBlue credit card bonuses are only applicable for AA flights booked on JetBlue’s website.

Conclusion

Many must be waiting to use their AAdvantage miles on JetBlue flights and vice versa, and possible elite status benefits that are yet to be announced.

American has a West Coast partnership with fellow Oneworld member, Alaska, and this Northeast one with JetBlue, a non-aligned airline.

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