One of the biggest question coming in the mind of people has been the use of their JPMiles in the current circumstances. People are on both sides of the divide. Some are like me, waiting for the storm to settle to get back to business as usual. Others are getting edgy and using their miles for anything and everything possible. While partner redemptions are available on reward seats, JetPrivilege has just opened up a new way to get to redeem JPMiles for flight booking on any seat availability.
With the new feature launched at a new microsite, Flights.JetPrivilege.com, members are going to be able to use their JPMiles for redeeming any seat, up to the last available seat, on a lot of airlines, which may or may not be partners of Jet Airways. That means you can redeem a revenue ticket using your JPMiles, and spend only JPMiles, or use Cash + JPMiles for the redemption.
The new model is built like an OTA, so you can fetch flights on non-member airlines as well. For instance, here is an enquiry I fetched for Mumbai to New York JFK in May 2019. You would see Kuwait Airways and Air China, which are not a partner of JetPrivilege, come up as the first options.
The beauty of this opportunity to redeem JPMiles is that you are going to be able to redeem for all sorts of airlines. For instance, in this case, you are able to redeem for even airlines such as United and Singapore Airlines, which you won’t be able to use for usual award bookings.
I will put out a detailed post later on the opportunities you can use this feature for. For now, I just wanted to introduce you to the feature so that you don’t have to redeem your miles for a toaster. With this move, JetPrivilege is moving one step closer to providing more fixed value redemptions, which are closer to a credit card concept than an airline programme redemption.
What do you make of this new feature where you can redeem JPMiles for Flight Booking on any seat on any airline?