JetBlue and Icelandair have entered a frequent-flier partnership that will allow customers to earn points on the other airline’s flights.
The carriers went public with the partnership Thursday (May 4), though JetBlue’s website suggests customers who’ve flown Icelandair after April 3 can request credit. The frequent-flier pact expands on an existing codeshare partnership already in place between the two carriers.
“Five years ago, we took the first steps along the path of an ever-strengthening partnership between JetBlue and Icelandair,” Jamie Perry, JetBlue’s vice president marketing, says in a statement. “This new loyalty partnership is an exciting addition that will allow even greater benefit for our customers as they travel within our two diverse networks of destinations and earn points anywhere our airlines fly.”
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JetBlue customers wishing to receive TrueBlue Points on Icelandair flights will receive 1 point for every 2 miles flown in economy and 1 point per mile for tickets booked in Icelandair’s Economy Comfort class. Fliers buying Icelandair’s “Saga Class” business-class seats will receive 1.25 points per dollar. JetBlue customers will receive a minimum of 500 points per Icelandair flight, though the points will not count toward elite status on JetBlue.
Icelandair says points earned by its customers flying on JetBlue will count toward elite status in its Saga Club loyalty program.
“This partnership will open the skies for travelers in North America and Europe who want to make the most of their flight miles while earning rewards for their travels,” Gudmundur Oskarsson, Icelandair’s SVP for Sales & Marketing, adds in the statement. “We are excited to share a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement and welcome JetBlue TrueBlue passengers onboard.”
The airlines are offering a double-points offer through July 7 to help promote their new partnership.
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