One of the strategies Jet Airways used to protect its market on the Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Delhi-Ahmedabad sectors, which were launch sectors for Vistara, was to offer 2x base miles on these sectors in Economy, and 3x base miles in Business Class. This promotion comes to an end on March 31, 2015.

A few days ago, Vistara announced their flights to Goa and Hyderabad. At that time, I wondered when would Jet Airways be reacting by announcing more miles on these segments, and they did do this yesterday, however, they made me wait for over a month!

Anyhow, just last evening I got word that JetPrivilege will be offering bonus miles for travel from 18 March 2015 to 31 May 2015 on the segments: DEL-GOI/GOI-DEL (via BOM) and DEL-HYD/HYD-DEL. Your tickets could have been booked anytime. You need to have an Indian address to be able to get these bonuses. While JP insists in their T&C that you need to register for the promotion, there is no actual link to go anywhere, and I don’t think you need a registration anyways.

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The catch with the Delhi- Goa flight is that one needs to route via Mumbai since Jet does not have a direct flight between Delhi and Goa.

Here are some terms & conditions that are important to know:

  • This promotion is valid for travel between 18th Mar’15 – 31st May, 2015
  • This promotion is applicable for travel between Delhi, Hyderabad and Delhi, Goa sectors and is open for all India based JetPrivilege members
  • The offer is applicable on Delhi-Goa-Delhi sectors for connecting flights taken via Mumbai only.
  • The offer is applicable on Delhi-Hyderabad-Delhi sectors for bookings with no break in journey.
  • Applicable for booking on jetairways.com or through travel agents only
  • Applicable on Jet Airways marketed and operated flights only
  • Offer is not applicable on codeshare flights marketed or operated by Jet Airways
  • Applicable only on revenue tickets on Jet Airways flights and excludes travel against award or complimentary tickets.
  • The bonus JPMiles will be credited within two weeks after the flight activity

So then, my next question is, when is JetPrivilege/Jet Airways starting to offer 2-3x miles on Delhi-Pune-Delhi and Delhi-Bagdogra/Guwahati-Delhi? Winking smile

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RocketMiles is a hotel booking website, which provides customers the opportunity to earn airmiles for bookings made via their website, in place of straight out discounts. They have partnerships with many an airline partners, including JetPrivilege in India.

Now, for the next 2.5 months (till May 31, 2015) , they are offering the holders of Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege co-branded credit cards an opportunity to earn at least 5,000 JPMiles for their first booking with RocketMiles.

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Basically, you need to book yourself a hotel stay using RocketMiles and it could be as short as 1 night. You need to use your JP co-branded cards from Amex, IndusInd Bank, HDFC Bank or ICICI Bank. You earn up to 5,000 JPMiles per night (minimum 1,000 JPMiles), as well as 4,000 JPMiles for using your JP co-branded credit cards.

Since this is only a promotion for 1st hotel stays, it does not help you if you are already a customer. For first time customers, you need to use this link before May 31, 2015 to be able to book your stay, which gets you 4,000 bonus as well. If you use a referral link from a friend to sign up, you can’t earn this bonus.

You need to only book a stay by May 31, 2015, and you can book a stay upto 11 months out. This means, you can book for a stay till April 2016 using this promotion. Here are the complete details of the promotion.

This is an interesting activation, and I will for sure try and use this promotion. Will you be using this promo as well?

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c JetPrivilege, Jet Airways’ frequent flyer program, runs a campaign to offer you a bonus for all your points (credit card points etc.) to be converted into miles.

In 2013, they offered a 20% bonus on converting hotel points to miles, apart from a credit card conversion bonus of a similar amount. They’d have run higher promotions in the past, and in 2012 it used to be 25% bonuses

The promotion is back, albeit for a limited time, for 2015, and this time around, JetPrivilege is offering 20% extra miles for your conversion of points to JP miles. The conversion bonuses run between March 2, 2015 to March 31, 2015. Which means any request that gets completed within this time frame gets the bonus miles.

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Here are all the financial partners that are participating.

  • American Express Membership Rewards
  • Axis Bank eDGE Loyalty points
  • Citibank
  • HDFC Bank
  • HSBC Premier
  • IndusInd Bank: 1 Point became 1 JPMile,
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Payback
  • SBI Card
  • Standard Chartered

And here are hotel partners

  • Wyndham Rewards
  • thePark hotels
  • Shangri-La hotels
  • SPG
  • Marriott Rewards
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • ITC Hotels
  • Hyatt Gold Passport
  • Carlson Rezidor
  • LeClub Accor Hotels

Personally, I will use this promotion to adjust some of my fringe points to more usable miles, and I would not imagine using precious and hard to earn currencies in India such as Hyatt or Starwood points to convert to JPMiles since I do earn a lot of JPMiles anyways all the time and have a healthy balance of those.

However, if you were waiting for a JPMiles conversion bonus, here is your chance. Get going right away!

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