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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Jet Airways withdrew the access for a +1 guest for higher end elites in 2011. Before 2012, the policy for lounge access used to allow JP Platinum members to bring 1 guest along to the lounge, regardless of the fact if the Platinum member was flying Economy or Business class. As a not so frequent flyer then, I used to benefit travelling with my colleagues at that point of time who were Platinum tier members.

However, with effect from February 16, 2015, Jet Airways has reinstated this benefit for Platinum tier members. Which means, Jet Airways Platinum tier members can now help a family member/friend/colleague into the lounge along with them as well.

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Do remember however, that this lounge access is conditional to the fact that the co-passenger being guested to the lounge should be on the same flight as your own. You need to be booked on a Jet Airways marketed and operated flight, i.e., the ticket number should start with 589- and the flight number should be with 9W.

Lounge access would be valid at domestic and international airports, where Jet Airways offers lounge access to their passengers.

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One of the new enhancements that JetPrivilege rolled out for members a few weeks ago was the extension of their miles validity from 3 years to 5 years, as long as you had one co-branded debit or credit card, and one activity on the card in the past year. I think it is a great feature to offer, and I personally benefit from it if I drop off from my Platinum status sometime.

Now, just very recently, HDFC and JetPrivilege’s co-branded debit card, dropped fees to INR 500 per annum (free for first year for Classic,Preferred and Imperia banking members). In this case, you’re getting 1000 JP Miles, to set up your debit card, 2000 JP Miles for your first transaction as well. Along comes an INR 750 discount coupon for a round trip.

If you manage to swap out and set up this new debit card, on HDFC Bank’s netbanking facility by today (January 31, 2015), you also get 500 JP Miles bonus for doing this online.

Update: The extra 500 JP Miles for the upgrade are now available till February 15, 2015.

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