American Airlines and JetBlue have initiated the initial steps to wind down their Northeast Alliance, a collaboration aimed at promoting competition and benefiting consumers. As part of this process, several measures have been implemented:
- Starting July 21, codeshare flights between American and JetBlue will no longer be available for purchase. This means that customers will no longer be able to book flights marketed under one airline but operated by the other.
- Customers have until July 20 to update their existing American bookings with a TrueBlue member number or their JetBlue bookings with an AAdvantage member number.
- AAdvantage members can use their miles to book and ticket award itineraries on JetBlue until July 20.
These initial steps are the beginning of a phased wind-down process that will take place over the following months. American Airlines and JetBlue are working together to ensure that customers with existing codeshare bookings can travel seamlessly and without disruption to their plans.
The decision to dissolve the Northeast Alliance marks a significant development in the airline industry. Both airlines are committed to assisting customers throughout the transition, aiming to provide a high level of service during this period.
American Airlines and JetBlue Airways will end their partnership in the Northeast this week, after a judge ruled that the deal violates antitrust law.