Qatar Airways and JetBlue have launched this week reciprocal loyalty partnership for members of Privilege Club ad TrueBlue.
Airlines offer reciprocal miles earnings on each other’s flights immediately, while the ability to redeem miles will be introduced in the coming months.
Qatar Airways Earning Chart for JetBlue Flights:
JetBlue’s Earning Chart for Qatar Airways Flights:
Announcement from Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways Privilege Club and JetBlue TrueBlue Launch Loyalty Partnership
Privilege Club members can now earn Qmiles on flights operated by JetBlue, further strengthening the existing partnership between the two airlines
TrueBlue members can also earn points on flights operated by Qatar Airways
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways and JetBlue are launching a reciprocal loyalty partnership, bringing additional perks to members of both airlines’ loyalty programmes. Qatar Airways Privilege Club members can now earn Qmiles on flights operated by JetBlue and JetBlue TrueBlue members can earn points on Qatar Airways flights.
Privilege Club members can now fly to more destinations across the United States, the Caribbean and Central America, by connecting beyond Qatar Airways’ U.S. gateways onto JetBlue’s network of 100 cities, while earning Qmiles. This brings the total number of destinations in the Americas to more than 300 cities, allowing Privilege Club members to earn Qmiles when they fly with our partner airlines.
Privilege Club members can also look forward to using their Qmiles to fly with JetBlue, an option which will be made available in the coming months. This will provide Privilege Club members with more flexibility to enjoy award flights when flying in the United States, the Caribbean and Central America. Find out more at http://www.qatarairways.com/en/Privilege-Club/JetBlue.html.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Revenue Management, Strategic Alliances and Loyalty, Mark AP Drusch, said: “Qatar Airways is offering its valued Privilege Club members more options to earn Qmiles as they connect to different corners of the world through the loyalty partnership with JetBlue, expanding reward opportunities for them. We are proud to be expanding our network in the Americas to over 300 destinations through our strengthened partnership with JetBlue, by offering services to more states than any other airline.”
Head of Marketing & Loyalty of JetBlue, Ms. Jayne O’Brien, said: “Adding the ability to earn points or Qmiles across our two loyalty programmes gives both JetBlue TrueBlue members as well as Qatar Airways Privilege Club members even more value and versatility when flying on either carrier. When combined with our robust codesharing partnership, earning points or Qmiles further strengthens the partnership between our two airlines and makes it easier for our loyal customers to get rewarded more often.”
One more option for Qatar Airways Privilege Club members who fly to/from/via the United States, especially the East Coast.
I guess that Qatar is more willing to offload connecting passengers to JetBlue than American Airlines, whose flight attendants, the CEO of Qatar Airways, Mr. Akbar Al-Baker, once called “grannies.”
Not sure if this partnership offers much for TrueBlue members.