JetBlue and American Announce Points Partnership in Select Markets

Nov 18, 2010

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Good news for JetBlue and American flyers- you can now bank points to either program when flying on select routes. Miles earned are not elite qualifying and there is no 500 mile minimum, however its a good start. Also- you cannot currently redeem AA miles for JetBlue flights, but I could see that changing in the future as the airlines continue to strengthen their partnership.

How it works
If you fly JetBlue:
And bank to AA, you earn miles based on the actual miles flown (no 500 mile minimum).
Bank to JetBlue on a JetBlue, you earn points based on dollars spent. 3 points/dollar and an extra 3 for booking at

If you  fly AA
And bank to AA, you earn miles flown with a 25% business class and 50% first class bonus
And bank to JetBlue, you earn one point for every 2.5 miles flown with a 25% business class and 50% first class bonus.

So which is better? It depends. If you fly short flights that are very expensive, you may get more value out of JetBlue points. If you fly long distances, generally AA will be more generous. It also depends on what you want out of your frequent flyer program. JetBlue doesn’t have many international destinations or and only has a coach cabin, so if redeeming for premium class international travel is your thing, I’d stick to banking all miles to AA.
American info

Qualifying JetBlue routes for AAdvantage miles:To/From New York City, NY (JFK)

Buffalo, NY (BUF)
Burlington, VT (BTV)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
Houston, TX (HOU)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
Nantucket, MA (ACK)
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Portland, ME (PWM)
Portland, OR (PDX)
Richmond, VA (RIC)
Rochester, NY (ROC)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Sarasota Bradenton, FL (SRQ)
Syracuse, NY (SYR)
Washington, DC/Dulles (IAD)
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

To/From Boston, MA (BOS)

Baltimore, MD (BWI)
Buffalo, NY (BUF)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Denver, CO (DEN)
Fort Myers, FL (RSW)
Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Newark, NJ (EWR)
Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
Richmond, VA (RIC)
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Washington, DC/Dulles (IAD)
Washington, DC/Reagan (DCA)
West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

Earn JetBlue on AA:

BOS to:

  • UK – Heathrow (LHR
  • Paris, France (CDG)

JFK to:

  • Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
  • Budapest, Hungary (BUD)
  • Buenos Aires – Argentina (EZE)
  • London, UK – Heathrow (LHR)
  • Madrid, Spain (MAD)
  • Manchester, UK (MAN)
  • Milan, Italy (MXP)
  • Paris, France (CDG)
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG)
  • Rome, Italy (FCO)
  • Sao Paulo – Brazil (GRU)
  • Tokyo, Japan – Haneda (HND)
  • Tokyo, Japan – Narita (NRT)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

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