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Icelandair and US airline JetBlue announce new partnership plan

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  • Icelandair and JetBlue Iceland's largest airline and the sixth largest airline in the US have partnered to allow their customers to share frequent flier points. Photo/Icelandair.

Icelandair and the US airline JetBlue, the sixth largest carrier in the US, have announced the start of a new frequent flyer partnership which provides their frequent flier customers to collect points on each other's flights. 

Members of Icelandair's Saga Club can now earn Icelandair frequent flier points, "Saga Points" when travelling on JetBlue flights, while members of JetBlue's frequent flier program TrueBlue can earn TrueBlue Points on Icelandair flights. 

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The two airlines have been working together since 2012, but this latest step takes this partnership to a new level, according to an announcement from Icelandair. "This partnership will open the skies for travelers in North America and Europe who want to make the most of their flight miles while earning rewards for their travels. We are excited to share a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement and welcome JetBlue TrueBlue passengers onboard,” said Guðmundur Óskarsson, Icelandair’s Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing.

The two companies have marketed themselves in a similar manner, offering more comfort and on-flight services than budget airlines: “Icelandair and JetBlue share a similar mind-set and business model. We both offer our passengers a comfortable, refreshing alternative to the typical airline experience as well as sleek, friendly service and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access," according to Guðmundir.

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