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Jet and Delta tie-up JetPrivilege and SkyMiles frequent flyer programs

Deepening its partnership, India’s Jet Airways has partnered its frequent flier program JetPrivilege with Delta Air Lines’ SkyMiles. The two programs has discontinued their partnership in 2012.

JetPrivilege members can earn and redeem JPMiles on Delta’s entire network of 323 destinations in 57 countries across six continents, as per the table below.

Jet Airways JetPrivilege frequent flier programme earning summary on Delta Air Lines
JetPrivilege earning summary on Delta Air Lines

Delta operates over 15,000 flights, daily, from its hubs in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York JFK, Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and London Heathrow in Europe.

Jet’s and Delta’s flights connect with each other at three European gateways Amsterdam, Paris, and London. The two airlines also have a code-share agreement where they each put their airline’s flight code on the flights operated by the other.

JP members though will earn tier points and miles only when flying on Jet Airways’ codeshare flights operated by Delta, contributing towards their tier status.

Benefit Summary

JetPrivilege members can redeem their JPMiles on qualifying Delta flights anywhere across the Delta network.

Terms and Conditions

  • JetPrivilege members can earn and redeem JPMiles only on Qualifying Delta flights.
  • Qualifying Delta flights eligible for earning of JPMiles, are those flights, which are marketed and operated by Delta.
  • JetPrivilege members will earn JPMiles based on their class of travel as stated in the table above.
  • Earning JPMiles is restricted only to the above mentioned classes. Travel under any other class will not be eligible for mileage earning unless specifically mentioned.
  • To claim retro credit of JPMiles for your travel on Delta, please provide your original boarding card and copy of your eticket to the JetPrivilege Service Centre. Retro claims must be made within six months of travel on Delta
  • Tier Bonus JPMiles, Tier Points and Tier Miles are not awarded on flights operated and marketed by Delta
  • JPMiles can be redeemed only on flights marketed and operated by Delta
  • For redemption of JPMiles, JetPrivilege members can either redeem/submit their request online through the ‘Use JPMiles’ section or can contact the JetPrivilege Service Centre. Members will need to send their requests at least 14 working days prior to their intended date of travel.
  • Guests will be responsible for paying all the taxes, surcharges and levies, as applicable, while redeeming on Airline Partners. (will be moved a point above)
  • Guests will be responsible for arranging all travel-related documents such as Passport, VISA, etc., when redeeming JPMiles for an award ticket on our [sic] … (information incomplete).

For more information visit the JetPrivilege site.

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About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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