In April, Hawaiian Airlines will begin its new Boston service. And when it begins its new service, the Hawaii-based airline will have excellent connectivity in the region. This, of course, is thanks to Hawaiian Air and JetBlue expanding codeshare agreement.
Back in September, Hawaiian announced their new Boston route. And at that time, the Airline claimed that an average of 500 people per day travel between Hawaii and New England. But the more feed you can build, the better. So it makes sense for Hawaiian and JetBlue to strengthen their existing codeshare relationship.
Hawaiian and JetBlue Expanding their Codeshare
Per Hawaiian’s news release, JetBlue codeshares will be available to 25 destinations from Boston Logan and vice-versa. Those destinations include:
- Chicago O’Hare
- Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Myers
- New York La Guardia
- New York JFK
- Palm Beach
- Washington, DC (Regan National)
That’s a nice mix of destinations that will soon have easy, one-stop service to Hawaii. Especially since most of New England is within easy driving distance to Boston Logan. The only destination that doesn’t make sense to me is New York JFK. After all, Hawaiian already serves JFK with a daily, non-stop flight. But hey, to each their own. After all, I nearly connected in Maui for my flight from Seattle to Honolulu a year ago.
Points and Miles
Aside from providing easy, one-stop connections and the ability to check your bags through to your final destination, the codeshare also provides more points and miles earning opportunities. And since Hawaiian and JetBlue already codeshare, we already know what the charts look like.
As you can see, HawaiianMiles members earn 50% to 125% of miles flown on flights operated by JetBlue. That’s a bummer if you’re flying the cheapest fare classes, but not so bad otherwise. JetBlue TrueBlue members, on the other hand, earn anywhere from 0.5 to 1.5 points per $1 spent.
Hawaiian and JetBlue Expanding their Codeshare, Final Thoughts
Like I always say, more flights are always better less. And, the expanded codeshare agreement provides more options for those traveling to and from Hawaii. But, for me, the expanded codeshare doesn’t mean much to me. After all, I wouldn’t want to sit in Hawaiin’s economy seats for nearly twelve hours! Even doing so in First Class is questionable. Besides, Alaska Air is my primary airline these days, while Delta is another airline I’d consider. Especially since my first flight on Delta was a positive one.