Jet Airways’s JetPrivilege is an interesting redemption option for those looking for a Europe/Asia and/or Intra-India flight. While they don’t offer much availability to North America, Toronto being their only destination, they do offer a surprising number of flights within South Asia. With this in mind, and considering they’re likely not a great option for US based travelers, we’re kind of doing an ad-hoc, “lightweight” valuation on them. We only looked at five city pairs, three intra-Asia and two India->Europe. This is far fewer than we’d normally query. When our limited calculations were complete, we assigned an ACRV of $0.0091 to a JetPrivilege mile. Like EVA Air, this comes with a big warning.
Furthermore, at the moment, they are not part of any airline alliance. This means that codeshare opportunities are limited to regional partners or, more likely, non-existent.
|Intra-Asia Non-zero Average||0.0098|
|International Non-zero Average||0.0144|
|Overall Non-zero Average||$0.0121|
The Big Warning
From what we can tell, Jet Airways does not actually present available award space when searching availability. Their system seams to simply cross-reference their award chart with one’s input city pair and displays the result. We’re making this assumption because no specific flights are offered. Furthermore, the displayed results do not include carrier surcharges. For this, we had to reference their mileage chart, available here.
This is particularly concerning because one might very well transfer a Citi ThankYou point, only to find the city pair presented by Jet Airways doesn’t actually have any award availability. Our advice is to call the Canadian service center(the only one in North America) before committing.
As shown above, Jet Airways offers reliable, if unremarkable redemption values. Assuming award space actually exists, there might be some decent award options in the $0.02-.03/mile range. We don’t think anything higher than that is likely
Jet Airway’s JetPrivilege offers a unique, yet highly-suspect, transfer option. Though it would likely be a “when one can’t find anything else” option, they should not be immediately dismissed.