JetBlue Expands International Reach with Emirates, JAL Codeshare Agreements

It just got a little easier to fly to or from India, Asia and the Middle East if your journey also calls for a U.S. flight on JetBlue. The low-cost carrier has made back-to-back announcements of new codesharing agreements reached with Dubai-based Emirates and Japan Airlines (JAL).

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Easier Airfare Shopping, Fewer Baggage Worries

For JetBlue fans who want to travel outside the airline’s domestic and Caribbean destinations, codeshare agreements essentially mean one-stop shopping. Instead of booking one flight to say, New York, then booking a second trip to the Mideast, it can all be done in a single session. An added advantage – seamless baggage transfer from flight to flight.

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New Networks, New International Cities

The new Emirates network – already in place at New York’s JFK which offers two daily flights to Dubai – will soon extend to almost 20 other JetBlue cities including Boston, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Washington, D.C. and more. The award-winning Emirates flys from Dubai throughout the Mideast, Asia, South Pacific and more.

Japan Airlines offers daily service to Tokyo from JFK and Boston’s Logan, and JetBlue passengers will now be able to connect through Los Angeles to JAL’s destinations throughout Asia.

The JAL codeshare agreement kicks off April 22 – tickets featuring an Emirates flight number between JFK connections and the new cities will be available “soon.”

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Published: April 19, 2012