Will JetBlue join the Star Alliance?

Now that Lufthansa will be using JetBlue as a feeder partner out of JFK and apparently they’ll be linking their FF programs somewhat, the question has to be asked, will they be joining the Star Alliance? I’m guessing the answer is no in the short run since it seems like LH is still trying to figure out how exactly it will work, but in the long run I don’t see why it wouldn’t be possible, right? I’m somewhat familiar with the policy for admittance into the Star Alliance, but I’m not exactly sure how it would work in this case, with LH having a stake in B6 and all. I know United has veto powers, but maybe Lufthansa could influence United not to veto it (since they’ve given them quite some loans over the years). Of course I would totally love if JetBlue joined the Star Alliance, since I could fly to JFK without connecting in either ORD or IAD, have a great product, and to top it all off earn miles!

┬áOnly time will tell, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it in the next year or so.

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Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time.

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  1. Maybe B6 will be the AS of *A – friendly, but not fully committed. Oh, what do I know. I didn’t have my wisdom teeth taken out on Friday. ­čśë

  2. Wow! 2 points would equal how many UA miles?

    I say to “HELL” with jetblue and their stingy FF program!

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