JetBlue & American Issue Statements on NE Alliance

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JetBlue has voiced disagreement with the recent court ruling against its Northeast Alliance (NEA) with American Airlines. American has stated that it agrees with JetBlue’s reasoning and they, not JetBlue, will move forward and appeal the decision.

Both airlines affirmed that the NEA has been beneficial in various ways, such as introducing new routes, reducing fares, and providing competitive flight alternatives. Despite the arguments made by the US Department of Justice, both American and JetBlue maintain the alliance has only been beneficial for customers.

JetBlue also took the opportunity to highlight its planned merger with Spirit as an opportunity to continue offering affordable, high-quality service on a broader scale.

American’s statement included wording to reassure passengers who have already booked flights under the agreement that service would continue for the time being:

JetBlue has been a great partner, and we will continue to work with them to ensure our mutual customers can travel seamlessly without disruption to their travel plans.

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Miles Junkie covers airline miles, hotel points and credit card earning program information and travel in general with an eye towards ethical & eco-conscious exploration.

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