Jet, Americal Airlines launch codeshare

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New Delhi, Feb 6 (UNI) Jet Airways and American Airlines today launched their codeshare partnership, giving JetPrivilege members added benefit of earning JPMiles as they travel on these codeshare flights.

This is Jet Airways' third codeshare partnership, after its partnerships with Brussels Airlines and Qantas.

Commenting on the partnership, Jet Airways CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said the two airlines would now offer their passengers enhanced connectivity and seamless travel from key Indian cities to Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas (Fort Worth), Raleigh-Durham and Washington (Reagan) in the United States, and vice versa.

''We are delighted to partner with a carrier of the stature of American Airlines to help Jet Airways improve its connectivity and reach in the North American market,'' he said in a press release.

To complement its daily flights to New York (Newark and JFK) from Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, Jet Airways will market and apply its code (9W) on American Airlines/American Eagle operated flights between New York's John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas (Fort Worth), Raleigh-Durham and Washington (Reagan).

Similarly, American Airlines will now market and apply its code (AA) on Jet Airways operated flights between New Delhi and Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.

The codeshare partnership allows JetPrivilege members traveling on Jet Airways/American Airlines codeshare flights to accrue JPMiles, on the basis of which they can either maintain or upgrade their tier status in the JetPrivilege Programme. Members can also enjoy access to lounges at international airports, additional baggage allowance on Jet Airways flights, JetPrivilege upgrade vouchers usage and use of Business Class check-in counters.

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