Etihad Airways and JetBlue have announced that loyalty benefits will now be part of their long-standing codeshare agreement, enabling qualifying JetBlue TrueBlue and Etihad Guest members to be able to earn and redeem across both airlines.

The programme was launched yesterday (8 May 2024) and celebrated at Dubai’s Arabian Travel Market.

As part of this partnership, members of JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty programme and members of Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, will now be able to earn and redeem miles in the programme of their choice when flying across the network of either airline.

This partnership complements the respective programmes’ portfolio of redemption options – with Etihad Guest miles redeemable against a wide range of experiences, from flights and worldwide hotel stays to converting miles into a reward card for shopping.

The two airlines’ codeshare partnership has existed for almost a decade already, delivering access between New York and Boston to Etihad’s global network of more than 70 destinations and over 40 destinations across JetBlue’s network within the Americas.

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Mark Potter, managing director of Etihad Guest, said:

“JetBlue has been an important partner for Etihad for almost a decade and we’re thrilled to be extending this partnership to our loyalty programmes, benefiting both of our airlines’ valued members. We look forward to welcoming and rewarding TrueBlue members.

“This also further bolsters Etihad’s commitment to the US market, following the recent launch of our direct service connecting Abu Dhabi and Boston, as well as introducing our popular A380 onto the New York route, expanding capacity.”

“As a successful partner since 2014, we are excited to introduce loyalty benefits as part of our codeshare partnership with Etihad,” said Christopher Buckner, vice president of loyalty and partnerships for JetBlue.

“This partnership extension delivers both JetBlue TrueBlue and Etihad Guest members more ways to earn and redeem on travel, making exploring either airline’s network of top global destinations even more rewarding,” he continued.

The agreement further supports Etihad’s investment in the US market, following the launch of a new service between Abu Dhabi and Boston and the introduction of the A380 to the New York route.