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American Airlines, JetBlue form partnership during coronavirus pandemic

Airlines can sell seats on each other's flights

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 file photo, American Airlines jets sit idly at their gates as a jet arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The Trump administration is raising the possibility of the U.S. government getting ownership stakes in U.S. airlines in exchange for $25 billion in direct grants to help the carriers survive a downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to people familiar with the matter, Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 file photo, American Airlines jets sit idly at their gates as a jet arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The Trump administration is raising the possibility of the U.S. government getting ownership stakes in U.S. airlines in exchange for $25 billion in direct grants to help the carriers survive a downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to people familiar with the matter, Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt York, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

American Airlines and JetBlue are joining forces to help deal with the dip in air travel demand due to the coronavirus.

Under their new partnership, the airlines can now sell seats on each other's flights and share frequent flyer benefits.

American Airlines is much larger than JetBlue. In fact, it's the world's largest airline.

JetBlue does have its own benefits. For instance. the airline has a strong market position in New York.

It also has key routes between New York City., Boston and Florida.