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