Why is Jet Airways assigning American Airlines elite levels to its FFs?

Some funny things are happening with the Jet Airways online engine for the past few days, and no one has been able to put a finger on why or what is going wrong. For about 3 weeks or more now, Jet Airways is showing up American Airline status tiers in their PNRs.

Look at this ticket I booked a short while ago. A short-hop domestic flight I will take soon, but when you look at the red-circle, you see, for the purpose of this ticket Jet Airways shows my status as (GLD/RBY), which in AA and oneworld parlance should be Gold tier (AAdvantage)/Ruby (oneworld). When I booked the ticket, it showed my correct tier with Jet Airways, and now this.

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What is even more marvellous is that Jet Airways is getting it all wrong, or in reverse order. So, as per this thread on FlyerTalk, and my own experience checking in family members and friends a few days back, Blue and Blue Plus (lowest tiers in Jet Privilege) end up getting Emerald status and higher tiers get lowly status. Come on Jet, if you even picked the same software, you should at least pay up to get the customisations done, right?

What is going on here? Anybody in the know???

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About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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  1. turkish is a smart airline. they are offering the same status on thy as anyother star alliance or one world. I like turkish for its friendly service. i am hoping for their gold card in exchange for my BMI gold .I am jet platinum too but they havent joined any alliance yet so their card is not much elp outside india.

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