American, JetBlue flyers can now earn points on more flights across both airlines

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American Airlines and JetBlue have expanded loyalty club reciprocity to include nearly all flights on both airlines. Photo Credit: NYC Russ/

American Airlines AAdvantage members and JetBlue TrueBlue members can now earn loyalty points on nearly any flight on either airline.

The reciprocal loyalty accruals went into effect Wednesday.

Previously, AAdvantage members could earn loyalty points on any of the more than 100 JetBlue flights on which American codeshares through the carriers' Northeast Alliance in Boston and the New York metroplex. Now, AAdvantage members can earn points on all JetBlue flights with the exception of JetBlue's upcoming New York-London service, which is set to launch in August. American said it will award AAdvantage points for JetBlue flights under the same price-based formula that it uses on its own flights.

TrueBlue members did not accrue points on any American flights, including those with a JetBlue codeshare, until Wednesday. Such accruals can now be earned for bookings across the American network.

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For bookings on American flights on which JetBlue codeshares, TrueBlue members can accrue points at the full accrual rate when they book through the JetBlue website or app. For other American bookings, including routes without a codeshare that cannot be booked on the JetBlue website, the TrueBlue direct booking bonus won't apply.

When booking flights on either airline's website, AAdvantage and TrueBlue members can designate which loyalty program the accruals should be allocated to.

AAdvantage and TrueBlue members can also now earn elite status qualifying points on flights across both carriers' networks.

The airlines have not yet implemented reciprocal frequent flyer point redemption, though JetBlue said such a program is slated for the future.


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