AA-B6 partnership ends 1 April

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    American no longer needs JetBlue for feed. JetBlue no longer needs American for feed. And the partnership was a tenuous one formed under stress on both sides at the time it was forged. No surprise that it is terminating now.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/today...blue-terminating-frequent-flier-pact/6251545/
    http://blog.wandr.me/2014/03/american-airlines-jetblue-call-off-their-relationship/
    http://pizzainmotion.com/2014/03/10/american-airlines-ending-its-partnership-with-jetblue/

    http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/earnMiles/travel/airlines/jetBlue.jsp
    https://trueblue.jetblue.com/web/trueblue/aa - Not yet reflecting the partnership end date.
     
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    Waiting to see if UA jumps in here with the exit of US.
     
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    Disappointing, but certainly not surprising. I used this deal a few times when heading up to PWM.. At least we'll get PHL/CLT-PWM with the merger.
     
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    What would UA get with a B6 relationship? UA has no transatlantic service from JFK or BOS. There's not much in the way of flow to be gained by either party in such a relationship
     
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    I'm thinking more domestic rather than international connections. Think of places like Charleston, Savannah and Charleston where UA is not a strong contender. Go further north and look at Burlington and Portland. If UA could codeshare those routes with Jet Blue there would be the chance of increased revenue and less passenger defection from those that used to fly US codeshares.
     
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    UA has 3x daily EWR-SAV, 3x daily IAH-SAV and 3x daily IAD-SAV. CHS goes 3x to IAD, 1x to IAH and 4x to EWR. JetBlue has fewer daily frequencies, though on larger planes.

    Doesn't matter though, as the JetBlue flights are just to JFK or BOS. That doesn't help for connectivity within the region, which is what UA loses with US no longer as a partner.
     
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