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You Can Redeem AA & United Miles For An Award Ticket To India With This Airline

Do you know that you can redeem American Airline & United Airline miles for an award ticket to India on a common airline?

Jet Airways is a partner with AAdvantage and United Mileage Plus. You can redeem AA and United miles for an award ticket with Jet Airways.


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You can redeem miles for any Jet Airways operated flight. Jet Airways operates to Newark and Toronto in North America.

The mileage requirements are per the individual program.


How to book with AAdvantage Miles?

To redeem AA miles for Jet Airways awards, you need to call American at 800-882-8880. you can add a positing flight to Newark or Toronto.

Here is an itinerary in business class booked with a combination of domestic segment on AA and international segment with Jet Airways. Taxes and itinerary for this award is $13.50


You need

  • 45K miles for a one way economy award
  • 67.5K miles for a one way Business award
  • 90K miles for a one way first class award


How to earn AA miles?

You can get 50,000 bonus AAdvantage miles through Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard, 75,000 AAdvantage miles with Citi Executive card and another 50,000 AAdvantage Miles with Citigold Checking account



How to book with United MileagePlus miles?

You need to call United booking center to book Jet Airways awards. United Airlines is unable to know the availability instantly as the awards have to be requested for the requested date, which could take a minute or two.



There is no option to hold the award, so you need to have enough miles in your account to confirm the itinerary.

You need

  • 42.5K miles for a one way economy award
  • 80K miles for a one way Business award
  • 140K miles for a one way first class award


How to earn United Miles?

United Mileage Plus Explorer Card  : You can earn 30,000 bonus United MileagePlus miles after spending $1,000 or more in 3 months.  Annual fee $95 – Waived for the first year


Transfer Ultimate Rewards

You can transfer Chase Ultimate rewards to British Airways Executive Club at 1:1 ratio. You can earn ultimate rewards from Chase Sapphire preferred Credit or Ink Plus Business Credit Card


You can transfer your Chase Freedom points to any of the frequent flyer programs

This option comes in handy when you are traveling as a group, but short of miles for all the passengers in one frequent flyer program. It is much harder to get 270K AA miles (4 one way business class awards to India) when compared to 135K AA miles (2 one way business class awards) and 160K United miles (2 one way business class awards).

As long as there is availability, you can redeem miles through these 2 leading frequent flyer programs for the same Jet airways itinerary


You can redeem AA and United miles for award tickets with Jet Airways due to its partnership with both airlines.

Jet Airways operated to Newark and Toronto in North America. You can always add a positioning flight from other locations to Newark or Toronto.

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  1. bwiflyer

    November 1, 2015 at 6:17 am

    How is it possible to book Jet airways using one world or star alliance. I thought it was one or the other depending upon partnership.

    • takeoffwithmiles

      November 1, 2015 at 6:35 am

      @bwiflyer: Jet Airways is not a member of One world or Star alliance. However, they have partnership with American and United, who happen to be one world and Star alliance members respectively.


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