American and JetBlue Announced Codeshare!


#1

Didn’t even see this one coming. I see the logic but then I’m confused.

My question is: Doesn’t JetBlue have a code share with Lufthansa, a Star Alliance member, or did that stop? Can’t imagine why American, member of the OneWorld Alliance, would do this when another code share partner of JetBlue is in a competing alliance group. Enemy helping enemy? What do you think Lufthansa’s reaction is going to be?

usatoday.com/travel/flights/ … 85894.blog


#2

jetBlue has codeshares with Aer Lingus and Lufthansa. Lufthansa owns 19% of jetBlue.


#3

The codeshare will focus on just a few markets. Chances are LH will have a chance to say who these markets are. Also this will benefit B6 and therefore benefit LH’s share in B6.