One of the many reasons I stick to Jet Airways as my frequent travel choice is that they spread out to the parts of India and abroad where I usually need to go over. Their hub is Mumbai, so that works for me as well. And I have a preference for full-service carriers. So, all the pieces add up.
While I was very disheartened about Jet Airways and Citibank parting ways long ago, Jet Airways moved on to partner with four different co-branded card partners in India itself (HDFC Bank, American Express, ICICI Bank and IndusInd Bank). While I have a lot of reasons to keep these cards, and I have 5 in the family (HDFC JP Diners Club for Shipra, Amex JP for Shipra & Me, ICICI Bank for me and IndusInd Bank for me), one of these reasons I wrote about extensively three years ago still stands.
The Free Ticket Codes
Every year, like clockwork, I receive ticket codes from Jet Airways for the various cards we hold. Like I’ve written earlier, these ticket codes by themselves should be able to pay for the cards.
The codes are usually valid for tickets sold in the Deal class (B,O,W), or in the Saver class as well sometimes. You need to book about 14 days out, and I think it was about 7 days out earlier. I was booking some travel yesterday for myself and Shipra, and we yet again managed to get some great value out of our cards. For instance, here is a 7900 INR discount we got on one ticket.
So, these codes by itself make the business case of having the cards and paying fees for them. Each ticket gets us a tier point and some miles, apart from the ability to save a lot of money on some flights.
What has been the most amount of discount you have received for a ticket booked on Jet Airways’ co-branded credit cards?