Earlier this week, Jet Airways suspended flights, leading to a situation where they are no longer a member of IATA’s Billing and Settlement Plan, at least for the time being. This also means the airline will no longer be able to issue any tickets, using their ticket code 589- for the time being. This has had a direct impact on JetPrivilege’s ability to issue partner tickets, and as a consequence, partner bookings have been suspended at the moment for Jet Airways partners as well. As of today, at least, there is a new notice on the JetPrivilege website which talks about the partner bookings being suspended. No more redeem JPMiles for partner redemptions then.
I am not in India at the moment, and I have not tried to reach out to JetPrivilege on this account at the moment. But what I do know is that Etihad bookings can still be made while all other partner bookings are suspended. This could purely be because JetPrivilege has no access to the billing systems of different airlines.
I will update on this situation as it progresses, but as of now, it looks like the value of JPMiles is in free fall, given you cannot use them for flights on Jet Airways, obviously, and neither can you use them for flights on JP partners such as Air France, ANA or others. The only thing possible for now is, you can use them for buying tickets on other airlines. This is not good.
When was the last time you were able to issue a redemption ticket on Jet Airways stock for your JPMiles redemptions? Do share your experience with us.