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No More Playing Nice for JetBlue and American Airlines

March 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM | by | ()

The good old days of earning miles for JetBlue on American flights or vice versa are officially gone. The two airlines ended their partnership this week that previously offered a shared mileage program on select routes and options for purchasing connecting flights from the two carriers via a single ticket.

"Through the merger with US Airways, American's network along the East Coast provides greater connectivity and customer benefits and there is no longer a need to supplement our combined network coverage with the JetBlue agreement," American Airlines' spokesman Casey Norton told Reuters.

All miles previously accrued using the shared system won't be affected, and you will still earn them on any flights already booked up until April 1st.

This is a total bummer for those that frequently traveled on JetBlue to and from Boston Logan and JFK, the two airports that ran routes eligible for the frequent-flyer agreement. If you are only a member of JetBlue or American's program, be sure to sign up for the other so you can collect miles going forward.

The silver lining amongst this disappointing news is that American and US Air are working out their own frequent-flyer collaborative program. In case you didn't know, you can now earn and redeem miles from both programs on either airline.

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