That was pretty fast. In October, after realizing that I was flying Jet airways quite a bit with vacations, coaching traveling sports teams, and the occasional work trip I joined Jet Airways incentive program.
It’s free to join mileage programs and a smart move when an expat in an area that you’re likely to be for a bit. Unfortunately the airline that is connected with Star Alliance and flies out of Chennai is the worst — poor record for on-time flights, lots of cancellations, friends that have flown have experienced cockroaches on-board, lost baggage, etc. So I have tried my best to stay away from that unnamed airline and stick with Jet Airways.
I have been doing regular reviews of hotels, restaurants and attractions on Trip Advisor like I suggested a while back. I flew with them to Dhaka, Bangladesh for our fall break. Then a flight to Bombay for volleyball. In February I flew with them to Kathmandu, Nepal for soccer. Then for our spring break it was a flight to Delhi to be tourists. And last week we flew with Jet to Muscat, Oman. Five flights and the reviews that I wrote (I’m not sure that they counted toward the attainment) landed me at Silver on their six month quick route.
The Silver status gives me benefits like checking in at dedicated counters, priority standby, 10 kg of extra baggage allowance on flights within India, an extra piece of checked luggage, 15% extra mileage accrual, and an upgrade voucher.