JetBlue and Qatar Airways have expanded their one-way codesharing agreement into a reciprocal arrangement. The two carriers will also introduce reciprocal loyalty point accruals in 2021.
The airlines began codesharing in 2013, but only one-way, with Qatar customers being able to book on JetBlue flights. Currently Qatar travelers can fly to more than 50 JetBlue destinations via codeshare.
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Under the enhanced agreement, JetBlue will place its code on Qatar-operated flights to Doha from Boston, New York JFK, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, Houston Bush, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington Dulles. In addition, JetBlue customers can book Qatar flights beyond Doha to Amman, Jordan; Kuala Lumpur; Maldives; Oman; Singapore; Seychelles; and Entebbe International Airport near Kampala, Uganda.
Those codeshare tickets are now available for booking for flights beginning April 19.
The two airlines said reciprocal point accruals in the JetBlue TrueBlue loyalty program and the Qatar Airways Privilege Club program will begin later this year, though no date has been specified.
Reciprocal redemption is also planned for an unspecified later time.