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Last week, we found out that American Airlines’ AAdvantage and Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan programs were slashing their partnership effective January 1, 2018 — eliminating reciprocal elite benefits and earnings. Now, it looks like AAdvantage is breaking up with another airline: India-based Jet Airways.

As with the Alaska split, we’ve got some notice on this one. But, unlike the Alaska split, this partnership is ending completely. Effective January 1, 2018, you will not be able to earn or redeem any AAdvantage miles on Jet Airways.

The AA-Jet Airways partnership has never been too close. Jet Airways isn’t a Oneworld alliance partner, and travelers haven’t been able to earn AAdvantage elite status credit from Jet Airways-marketed flights. Outside of codeshare flights, the partnership was limited to earning and redeeming miles on each others’ flights.

If you’re still interested in earning AAdvantage miles on Jet Airways flights, the following chart is still good for flights traveled now through December 31, 2017:

AAdvantage Jet

For AAdvantage redemptions, you can book awards anytime from now until December 31, 2017 for Jet Airways flights through December 31, 2018. The AAdvantage terms limit redemptions to flights “within India and between India and Asia, Europe and the U.S.” Unfortunately, Jet Airways’ only North American route is to Toronto (YYZ). Also, you can’t search or book Jet Airways awards on AA.com.

This break-up wasn’t hard to see coming. Jet Airways has been growing closer and closer to Delta and SkyTeam. After initially adding each other as partners for redemptions only, Delta made Jet Airways a SkyMiles partner in late 2016.

Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege website hasn’t been updated yet to reflect the end of the partnership, though it sounds like Jet may have initiated the breakup here. For now, you’ll be able to earn 50%-150% of your AA flight miles as JPMiles:

Jet Airways AA partnership

If you want to redeem Jet Airways JPMiles for American Airlines flights, you can now transfer Citi ThankYou Points 1:1 to JetPrivilege to get enough miles to do so.

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