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  • BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,254 posts

    Legal filing with the US DoT here

    https://downloads.regulations.gov/DOT-OST-2024-0068-0001/attachment_1.pdf

    Also contains an extensive list of B6 routes in the US (including JFK – LAX & SFO) and a more limited intra Europe list of B6 code shares on BA flights

    Trans atlantic flights aren’t included.

    ed_fly 235 posts

    Just saw something along these lines on twitter. Suppose with the Qatar/ JetBlue partnership not as exciting as it otherwise might be??

    AJA 1,128 posts

    Just posted about this on the JetBlue loyalty scheme article.

    Does that mean TP and Avios earning opportunities on JetBlue operated flights with a BA flight number?

    MrWhite 47 posts

    If it’s a codeshare then it should mean TP and Avios are earned.

    Following from BA website. Point 1 is relevant:

    Whether you collect Avios and Tier Points depends on the airline flight number on your ticket:

    1. If your flight code is British Airways, you’ll collect Avios and Tier Points no matter who operates the flight.
    2. If your flight code is for a oneworld airline, you’ll collect Avios only if your flight is also operated by a oneworld airline.
    3. For other flight codes, you won’t collect Avios.

    Michael C 705 posts

    Just posted about this on the JetBlue loyalty scheme article.

    Does that mean TP and Avios earning opportunities on JetBlue operated flights with a BA flight number?

    Should do, although no redemptions.

    SamG 1,683 posts

    Doesn’t offer much value to BA customers, most B6 flights are economy only and the connections at JFK & Boston are awkward vs connecting onto AA at one of their hubs. I think JetBlue gain more by being able to offer onward flights into Europe to support their transatlantic flying

    AJA 1,128 posts

    I agree it’s more valuable to B6 than BA but likewise the connection at LHR requires a change of terminals as B6 flies from T2 doesn’t it?

    I think in reality passengers are more likely to be price conscious and wanting to be able to fly from one of the lesser US cities via BOS or JFK to somewhere in Europe on one ticket in economy. Especially as B6 doesn’t offer lounge access so not great if you have a business class ticket going to the US.

    Presumably that would mean interlining of luggage from the US to the ultimate European destination. Don’t think that would happen in the other direction.

    SamG 1,683 posts

    It’s not quite so bad going US-EU via T5-T2 as luggage will go through both ways and you can transit airside using the buses so it’s pretty user friendly.

    A JFK connection is going to involve going landside (with your checked bags if on the UK-US leg) and taking the AirTrain which isn’t quite so straightforward vs a T8-T8 connection to AA or changing at Philly/Charlotte/Chicago etc.

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