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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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 smaller details of the changes announced at JetPrivilege yesterday, was the going away of the Convenience Fees on award tickets.

Convenience Fees really is the fee charged for being able to book a ticket sitting in your bed in your pajamas really, and an easy way to pass on the cost of using a credit/debit card or another payment instrument to the passenger. Though I wonder why does Jet Airways charge it per passenger and per sector, because it is no fault of the passenger if the airline does not offer a direct flight to a remote airport, lets say DED in India.

Anyhow, as per JetPrivilege, there is no convenience fee applicable for award bookings made online (www.jetairways.com) from February 3, 2015 onwards.

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This should help people like me who are in a quandary sometimes about keeping or cancelling award tickets! Good riddance!

Do you stand to benefit from this Convenience Fee Withdrawal from JetPrivilege award tickets?

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