Over the past few days, JetPrivilege has been working on multiple changes for revamping the program, after their newfound status as an independent loyalty program, and their majority control by Etihad.

The first two phases of these changes included tinkering with the earn rate, which got better in some situations, and the burn rate, which got massively devalued for international premium cabins. Then, yesterday JetPrivilege launched the family pooling concept, where you could pool miles from your family members.

One of the small fine print changes they did not announce in big bold letters but slipped in along was the change for children redemptions. Earlier, a redemption for a child ticket, for a kid up to 11 years in age, would be 50% the miles required for an adult ticket. But since October 21, 2014 (yesterday), they’ve moved the requirements for children to 100% of adult ticket mileage requirements. This is valid for redemptions on Jet Airways and all partner airlines as well.

I’d say this is a devaluation for those of you who were given no notice to book up tickets for your families with kids, but I’d imagine for Jet Airways every ticket redeemed is perhaps a seat for which they could not charge revenue rates, where they charge revenue rates for an adult anyways.

Again, a positive move for JetPrivilege, a negative move for the customer, but my only problem with them is that they did it yet again, without notice.

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Starwood’s loyalty program SPG has gone ahead and added a transfer partner which could be of benefit for those who like their Jet Airways miles. Just this morning, they’ve announced their partnership with Jet Airways, which means you can now transfer Starwood points 1:1 into Jet Airways JetPrivilege program. But 1:1 is not a very interesting option for me since I value SPG Starpoints more than Jet Airways miles.

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However, just like with other programs where SPG Starpoints transfer into, you can transfer in multiple of 20,000 points, and you get a bonus of 5,000 miles added to your transfer from SPG. So, while 19,999 Starpoints = 19,999 JPMiles, 20,000 Starpoints = 25,000 JPMiles. You can transfer upto 79,999 Starpoints at a time to your JPMiles account.

Double JPMiles on Starwood stays till December 31, 2014

The partnership between Jet Airways and SPG also allows you to earn JPMiles instead of SPG points on your stays with Starwood. Base members earn 2 JPMiles per 1 USD spent, and Gold and Platinum members get 3 JPMiles per 1 USD spent at Starwood hotels across the world.

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To commemorate their partnership, SPG will offer double JPMiles on Starwood stays till December 31, 2014. For the duration of this promotion, you would earn double JPMiles if you have registered and then set JPMiles as your currency of choice at SPG.com/moremiles.

That is one more interesting opportunity to earn JPMiles in recent times.

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Etihad is trying to be a prominent player in India, and in this regard, they are working out as hard as they can to get an uptick on traffic from India. Considering they now majorly own the JetPrivilege program, they in a way, JP Miles are also a sort of Etihad currency.

Etihad is offering double miles in the JetPrivilege program, or the Etihad Guest program, if you book your tickets between September 22 and October 6, 2014 and travel between September 23, 2014 to December 15, 2014. To participate in this promotion, you need to register beforehand using your Etihad/JP number, at this link.

The promotion is valid for Etihad Airways flights on any destination on the Etihad Global Network, only when booked as a revenue ticket and as an Etihad flight (not as a codeshare). Applicable for travel in the Economy, Business and First Class.

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