I try to accumulate all my miles on United, my primary airline miles program. So when I learnt that Jet Airways was a United Partner (not a Star Alliance partner, but a code-share and miles partner), I was excited. I flew a domestic flight on Jet on my last visit to India and put in my United MileagePlus number to get my miles. Only, they never showed up. I filed a ‘missing miles’ request and was told that the class I was booked in did not accrue United miles! So, lesson learnt – know your booking classes. Had I known beforehand, I would have picked another program to earn miles on, one that did give miles on H class bookings.
Here is a list of all the Jet Airways booking classes:
- First: F, A
- Business: C, J, Z, I, P
- Economy: Y, M, T, U, N, L, Q, S, K, H, V, O, W, B and G
Here are the ones that earn United Miles:
- First: F, A (150% miles)
- Business: C, J, Z, I, P (125% miles)
- Economy: Y, M, T, U, N, L (100% miles)
- Discounted Economy:Q, S (50% miles)
- NO miles earned: K, H, V, O, W, B and G (thats a lot!)
I also noticed that in some cases the fare difference between a class that did and did not earn miles was trivial. I could have ‘fared-up’ and earned my miles. Lesson learnt – Know Your Booking Classes!