Both airlines are running a special promotion in honor of the new partnership agreement. Loyalty program members can earn double points on qualifying Emirates and JetBlue flights taken between July 1 and September 30, 2012. For more information on the promotion, click here.
Emirates, which is known for its luxurious interiors, outstanding cabin staff, state-of-the-art entertainment system and excellent food, is the recipient of more than 500 international awards. The airline's main hub is in Dubai, but it has seven gateways in North America: New York/JFK, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, Seattle-Tacoma, and Toronto.
JetBlue, which has hubs in New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Orlando and San Juan, gets top marks from fliers for its leather seats, unlimited free snacks and drinks, live entertainment, generous legroom and fabulous customer service.
JFK is the key connection point between the two airlines under their current codeshare agreement. Fliers arriving in New York on Emirates from the Middle East can connect on JetBlue flights to Boston, Burlington, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Tampa and Washington Dulles. JetBlue operates from JFK's Terminal 5 and Emirates operates from the adjacent Terminal 4.