American Airlines, jetBlue Announce Partnership
Primarily in order to strengthen a presence on the east coast — especially in New York City — AA Expands NYC Service, Announces “Partnership” with JetBlue Airways. The jetBlue and AA codeshare/DCA slots obtained involves a codeshare agreement between the two airlines. FlyerTalk members thought that news of this unlikely alliance was nothing more than an April Fool’s Day joke and are already asking about whether or not they can earn American AAdvantage miles on jetBlue flights.
As American Expands New York Network Service And Presence, this alliance is much to the chagrin of Delta Air Lines, as Delta’s Strategy to “Win” New York can now be a huge gamble. In fact, here is a detailed synopsis and discussion of Why Delta Is Doomed in NYC.