What occurs to JPMiles publish JetAirways shutdown?

What occurs to JPMiles publish JetAirways shutdown?


So everyone knows that the Jet Airways has been briefly out of service and there’s no signal of them getting again to normalcy. Trying on the method issues are, we are able to “assume” that Jet might be gone for ever. That results in the query “What occurs to my hard-earned JPMiles?”

Simply as you might know, JetPrivilege (JP) loyalty program that offers you the digital foreign money as JPMiles has 9.eight Million members and is definitely owned by Etihad Airways because it has 50.1% share. However because the remaining share is owned by Jet Airways, it has triggered the turbulence to the system.

But, listed here are a number of the methods you possibly can redeem your JPMiles in the meanwhile,

Any Airline Ticket

Now you can redeem JPMiles on any airline with the brand new function known as “Choose Flights” with the identical quantity of JPMiles required as earlier than. However the draw back of that is that you want to e book tickets prematurely, like 2 months early to actually make use of it.

These are principally income tickets which makes your entire JetPrivilege system extra like reward factors program, fairly than miles with which you might get far more worth.

Approx worth: ~32Ps per JPMile

Unhappy half is, the identical goes for enterprise class ticket too! So ideally, for those who examine this with the earlier scenario, you free atleast 60% worth!! 

Associate Awards

Jet airways had grand set of airline companions the place JetPrivilege allowed to redeem your JPMiles. This is without doubt one of the main purpose why I didn’t care about Jet’s standing earlier than.

However this too has gone now. You possibly can now not redeem JPMiles on companion airways, besides on Etihad, which remains to be open for redemption as confirmed with JP workforce on 19th April 3PM.

Approx worth: ~1Rs/JPMile

Its good to see that Etihad redemption remains to be there however I’ve no thought how lengthy this gonna final at present miles requirement.

Present Vouchers

JetPrivilege has been permitting customers to redeem JPMiles for varied present choices like Amazon and Flipkart vouchers. That is wonderful, however the worth you get is method too low. 

Approx worth: ~17Ps per JPMile

Lodges

JetPrivilege has lately added new redemption choice that lets you redeem your JPMiles for resort stays. Its not spectacular by any means, but you continue to get an honest worth right here.

Approx worth: ~35Ps per JPMile

I fairly want JP gave a cleartrip voucher or some other comparable journey vouchers as a substitute of constructing your entire reserving system, which is completely UNWANTED in my perspective.

Bottomline

General, its protected to imagine that the hard-earned JPMiles has been devalued by atleast 60% in a single day for ‘most’ of its members. Sure! that’s arduous to digest.

It might be very good if JetPrivilege takes some steps to on-board choose home airways as companions with higher miles requirement based mostly on distance, not on fare worth like now, the place the worth of JPMiles is just too poor.

Aside from that, I believe we might also get the companion awards again, as anyway Etihad has most of those companions with them as nicely. As Etihad has the main share in JetPrivilege, it could completely make sense to permit JP to e book on Etihad & its companions. This is able to be the large information, if occurs. Else, JetPrivilege would change into one more ineffective loyalty program, like Payback.

Whereas that is the present standing round JPMiles, we by no means know what’s gonna occur sooner or later. Be at liberty to observe us on Fb to know of any future modifications to the JetPrivilege.

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