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April 17, 2012

Japan Airlines Deal Lets JetBlue Customers Book 787 Dreamliner Flights

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By: NYCA Admin
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The first Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (Photo by Dan King)
The first Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (Photo by Dan King)
A new codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines will allow JetBlue customers to book flights on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and Japan Airlines customers to connect to over a dozen US cities on JetBlue.

Japan Airlines places its first 787 Dreamliner into service this Sunday, April 22, on a new route between Tokyo Narita and Boston Logan, marking the only nonstop link between Asia and New England.

“In addition to our New York and Los Angeles offerings, customers in New England can now conveniently connect in Boston, where we are the largest airline, for direct service to Asia just in time for summer,” said Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s vice president of network planning and partnerships, in a statement. “Japan Airline’s partnership with JetBlue will introduce a new stream of travelers to our airline’s brand, our people, and our award-winning service.”

The new codeshare deal expands upon the existing interline deal between the two airlines which began this past February at New York-JFK, Boston and Los Angeles.

Through Tokyo, passengers will be able to connect to and from most of Asia’s major cities, including:

Bangkok
Beijing
Hong Kong
Kuala Lumpur
Singapore
Seoul
Shanghai
Taipei

Passengers will be able to easily transfer between JetBlue and Japan Airlines flights through Boston for 13 US cities:

Buffalo
Baltimore
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Jacksonville
Orlando
Tampa
West Palm Beach
Pittsburgh
Raleigh/Durham
Richmond
Washington National
Washington Dulles

Well-timed connections are also available for 16 US cities through New York-JFK:

Buffalo
Burlington
Charlotte
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Jacksonville
Orlando
Sarasota
Tampa
West Palm Beach
Houston
New Orleans
Portland, Maine
Rochester
Syracuse
Washington Dulles