Jet Airways may have shut operations, but its frequent flyer miles can still help you fly. All those holding JPMiles or Jet Privilege Miles need not worry as to what would happen to these now. As per a letter from Jet Privilege Pvt to all JP Miles holders, these frequent flyer miles are still valid and can be used for flights, hotel stays, fuel and merchandise options.
The following information is also available on the Jet Airways website.
India’s largest private airline, Jet Airways halted all flight operations indefinitely last Wednesday, April 17, 2019, evening after the State Bank of India (SBI) declined to extend more funds to keep the airline afloat. Jet Airways is currently in talks with the government and lenders to find a resolution for the current debt crisis.
However, while flight operations have shut down, Jet Airways will not exit from Jet Privilege Pvt which is a part of the Etihad Aviation Group. Jet Privilege runs a frequent flyer programme which provides JPMiles on booking Jet Airways flights to its frequent flyers.
As per the letter issued to its frequent flyers, who have Jet Privilege miles, Jet Privilege said, “As our airline partner, Jet Airways, navigates through these turbulent times, you may have concerns around the value and validity of your JPMiles.”
In the letter, Jet Privilege Pvt reassures JP Miles holders that their JPMiles are secure and their value remains intact. “We know that you have earned and nurtured your JPMiles over the years and we consider it our foremost duty to safeguard the trust you and our partners have placed in us.”
The letter states, “We have introduced our air reward offering, ‘Select Flights’, which allows you to redeem your JPMiles across more airlines, any destination in India and globally. You can even redeem your JPMiles for any seat available on the flight, starting with the same JPMiles requirement as before which was applicable on Jet Airways and its partner airlines.
You can continue to use your JPMiles on hotel stays, fuel & 2500+ merchandise options at the JetPrivilege Reward Store. Today with over 150 programme partners, JetPrivilege offers you diverse JPMiles earning and redeeming opportunities.”
25/04/19 Navneet Dubey/Economic Times