JetBlue and Hawaiian to link their mileage programs beginning June 5!
This is great news since its announcement in January of this year. Starting June 5, members of JetBlue's TrueBlue program will be able to earn and redeem points for flights on Hawaiian Airlines, and members of Hawaiian's HawaiianMiles program will be able to earn and redeem miles for flights on JetBlue.
What is good about this is that it opens up new possibilities on miles/points earning and redemption. Hawaiian is very strong on the Hawaiian Islands and into the West Coast and the rest of the Pacific, while JetBlue is prominent in the Northeast and offers a gateway to the Caribbean. This opens a better earning and redemption opportunity as the two broaden their reach with this partnership - coast to coast.
TrueBlue members will earn one point for every two miles flown on Hawaiian for most fares while HawaiianMiles members will earn one mile per mile flown on most coach fares, but only 50 percent of flown miles on the cheapest coach tickets. Award redemption details haven't been made available yet. As the program integration is a work in progress, you'll have to book each airline's reservation center to register and/or book award flights.
More information will be posted here as soon as it is made available. In the meantime, please visit the respective airline programs for more details.