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JSX is a small air carrier that aims to offer semi-private service at economy-class prices.
However, thanks to partnerships with both JetBlue and United Airlines, those who fly JSX can earn frequent flyer miles on their purchases. Now, JSX and United have streamlined the process, allowing customers to book JSX flights directly on United’s site.
Let’s take a look at the details.
Book JSX Flights Through United
JSX hasn’t been around for long. It commenced flying in 2016 and now serves a handful of destinations within the U.S.
Since it doesn’t operate its own frequent flyer program, it has instead opted to partner with both JetBlue and United to allow its customers to earn miles. The exact amount you’ll earn will depend on the program, though JetBlue TrueBlue only offers a flat 250 points or 150 points depending on your fare class.
In the past, United MileagePlus also offered a flat-rate earn on JSX flights, but that’s changed as customers now can book flights directly with United. For tickets purchased on United’s website, members will earn the standard rate as specified by MileagePlus, including any bonuses they receive as a United elite member:
|MileagePlus status||Award Miles Earned|
|Premier Silver||7x fare|
|Premier Gold||8x fare|
|Premier Platinum||9x fare|
|Premier 1K||11x fare|
Tickets purchased elsewhere, meanwhile, will be credited according to the fare class that you purchase and the distance you’re flying:
|Class of Service||Fare Class||Award Mile Earnings|
(Including Fare Class Bonus)
|Full-fare Economy||Y, B, E, M||100%|
|Economy||V, S, D, T||100%|
|Discount Economy||W, G, Q||75%|
|Deep-discount Economy||N, H, P||50%|
Should You Book JSX Flights Through United?
So now that you can book flights directly with United, should you? Let’s take a look at an example. Here’s a one-way flight from San Diego (SAN) to Las Vegas (LAS) in mid-December when booked through JSX’s website:
This is a V-class fare, which means it’ll earn 100% of miles flown when credited to United (you can find this information by using ITA Matrix). A quick check on the Great Circle Mapper website shows that the distance is 258 miles, meaning you’ll end up with 258 United miles in your pocket.
Now here’s the same flight when booked through United:
You’ll immediately note that the price is much higher, so odds are you’ll want to book directly with JSX. But how do the earnings differ between airlines?
When booking with United, you’ll earn miles based on how much you spend rather than how far you fly. In this case, a MileagePlus member with no elite status would earn 5x miles per dollar spent or 1,595 miles in total. That’s a huge difference when compared to booking with JSX.
United and JSX have developed the ability to book JSX flights directly on United’s website. Although it can be pricier than booking with JSX itself, it also offers the opportunity to earn more miles on expensive short-haul flights.
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