New York’s JetBlue Airways, and Hawaii’s flag
carrier, Hawaiian Airlines, have expanded their partnership.
Members of both carriers’ frequent flyer
programs will soon be able to earn and redeem loyalty points or
miles for travel on either airline.
Travellers will also find more convenient
connections between points throughout the East Coast and points
throughout Hawaii with the signing of a new codeshare agreement.
Both agreements will be in effect on 5
June 2012, when Hawaiian launches the only nonstop service between
New York City and Hawaii with daily widebody flights between
JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport
(JFK) in New York City and Honolulu International Airport (HNL).
“Starting next month, Hawaiian will bring Hawaii
to New York, and this expansion of our partnership with JetBlue
will make travel between the East Coast and Hawaii easier than
ever,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian’s executive vice president and
chief commercial officer.
Reciprocal Benefits for Frequent Flyers
Effective 5 June, JetBlue’s TrueBlue members can
accrue one point for every two miles flown on eligible
Hawaiian-operated flights, while HawaiianMiles members will be
able to earn miles on eligible JetBlue-operated flights on a
To earn points or miles on the entire trip,
customers must call JetBlue or Hawaiian Airlines reservations to
enter their TrueBlue or HawaiianMiles number into their itinerary
prior to travel.
Frequent fliers can also redeem their points or
miles for travel on either airline’s network by calling their
program’s reservation desk.
With TrueBlue, members enjoy the benefits of a
program that has no blackout dates, and very importantly, every seat on every JetBlue
flight is available for redemption, allowing customers to
redeem awards whenever they want to travel.
Codeshare Allows Hawaiian to Market East Coast
Hawaiian has placed its HA
code on a host of connecting JetBlue flights, making it easy to
find the most convenient connections between points throughout the
East Coast and points throughout Hawaii in worldwide reservations
Codesharing provides one-stop check-in, seamless
flight connections and boarding passes all the way through from
origin to destination.
“We are pleased to see our partnership with
Hawaiian continue to blossom and we look forward to sharing our
home at JFK,” said Scott Resnick, JetBlue’s director of alliances
and partnerships. “Hawaiian’s Aloha spirit pairs nicely with
JetBlue’s award-winning customer service, providing customers an
enjoyable travel experience from start to finish.”
In January, the airlines announced an interline
partnership enabling customers to enjoy the convenience of a
single combined ticket for connecting Hawaiian and
JetBlue-operated flights, plus other benefits including one-stop
check-in and baggage transfer between the carriers’ networks via
New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los
Angeles International Airport (LAX), where Hawaiian offers
multiple daily departures to Hawaii.
JetBlue customers in cities including Boston,
Buffalo, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Raleigh/Durham
can make seamless connections to Honolulu or onwards on Hawaiian
to Kauai, Maui, or Hawaii Island.
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