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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JetPrivilege, the frequent flyer program for Jet Airways, has been in upgrade mode over the past 6 months. They did a few awesome (couple not so awesome) things over the months:

but my favourite one is where they made it easier to become or retain an elite tier by offering higher tier points on more expensive tickets.

Now, lets come to the point. This new earning of tier points was not something I have still internalised. So, when I put my fiancée Shipra on her last flight over the weekend, I was still counting the number of tier points she needed to earn for her next tier upgrade all wrong.

With a little bit of smart planning from our side and some nice business class fares, Shipra went to silver in no time. And is now on the cusp of gold status on Jet, just because the fare code she booked into earns more than 1 tier point per sector.

The benefits of course, are great, since gold would get her lounge access and priority bag tagging on her own, and we will finally be able to select seats ahead of time. Of course, there are 3 more upgrade vouchers to be had as well.

This is a sweet upgrade to the program. Any one of you hitting your elite tier goals faster due to the new benefits?

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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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