JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, and Hawaiian Airlines (NASDAQ: HA), Hawaii's flag carrier, today announced a deepening of their partnership with the signing of new agreements to offer new benefits and convenience to the customers of both airlines.
Members of both carriers' frequent flyer programs can soon earn and
redeem loyalty points or miles for travel on either airline. Travelers
can also find 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 June 5, 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).
Effective June 5, 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 mile-for-mile basis. 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.