JetBlue Airways introduced Friday that it is dropping common advantages with American Airways this month after being compelled to wind down their two-year partnership.
Beginning July 21, the 2 carriers will now not be capable of promote tickets on one another’s flights, an association referred to as codesharing, JetBlue mentioned. The carriers will even be ending reciprocal loyalty advantages.
The strikes come after a federal decide dominated in Might that the Northeast Alliance between JetBlue and American, which started in 2021, violates U.S. antitrust regulation.
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If prospects already booked their journey plans, TrueBlue or AAdvantage numbers will have to be added to the reserving earlier than July 21 to ensure that them to earn factors, tiles and reciprocal perks.
TrueBlue factors can nonetheless be accrued for all tickets bought previous to July 21. Nevertheless, their TrueBlue quantity must be added to the reserving earlier than July 21.
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“With the courtroom’s latest ruling and the termination of the NEA [Northeast Alliance], we now have to sundown them briefly order,” Dave Fintzen, vp of Northeast Alliance, JetBlue, mentioned.
American Airways mentioned Friday that that is simply step one within the wind-down course of that can happen over the approaching months.
“We are going to proceed to work with the JetBlue workforce to make sure prospects who’ve present codeshare bookings can journey seamlessly with out disruption to their journey plans,” the provider mentioned.
Earlier this month, JetBlue introduced that it’s going to not enchantment the federal decide’s ruling blocking the partnership with American and can as a substitute concentrate on salvaging its proposed buy of Spirit Airways.
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The federal authorities sued to dam each the JetBlue-American partnership and JetBlue’s settlement to purchase finances provider Spirit for $3.8 billion on grounds that they might harm competitors.
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American mentioned it respects JetBlue’s choice “to concentrate on its different antitrust and regulatory challenges,” however it’ll press forward with its personal enchantment within the case.
The Related Press contributed to this report.