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Jazeera Airways Mumbai to Kuwait launching in May

Jazeera Airways, the first private airline in Kuwait, is launching another flight to connect India to Kuwait, this time, from Mumbai. The Mumbai - Kuwait flight will... Read More

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Snag Lufthansa First Class Award Space Now! Wide Open!

Lufthansa First Class Award Space is now available on redemptions through the entire availability schedule. If you have plans to go somewhere and visit Lufthansa along... Read More

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Marriott and SPG Merger: Roundup of key details

The Marriott and SPG Merger timeline were announced this week, and from August 2018, there will be one single operating loyalty program offered at over 6500 hotels... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 189: A bunk bed bonanza at AIX 2018

AIX is the place to be for a look at what the future of air travel will be. This year's show included bunk beds (even in economy!) plus a self-service cookie warmer. And... Read More

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Travelling to the Middle East? Get great deals with The Entertainer app.

If you are travelling to Dubai or the Middle East and plan to save some money, then The Entertainer should be on your shopping list. This digital app gets unbelievable... Read More

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Run 10K on the Bangalore Runway!

Bangalore Airport is organising a runway 10K race in May on the occasion of their tenth anniversary. This is the fine opportunity for #avgeeks and others to marathon on... Read More

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80% bonus on IHG Rewards Club Points Purchase

IHG Rewards Club is offering perhaps their best price on the purchase of IHG Rewards Club Points, where you can purchase 1 IHG Rewards Club point for 0.56 US cents or... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Please welcome Rohini to the LFAL team!

Please welcome Rohini Prasad, a contributor to LiveFromALounge who will help us understand the nitty-gritty of travelling through the Middle East! All aboard say aye!... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Qantas to “flex” A380 cabin

Can Qantas squeeze a dozen more seats in its A380s without hurting the passenger experience? The Airbus A380 Cabin-Flex program aims to deliver precisely that, with... Read More

Jeffsetter
Eat Like BuzzFeed Worth It in Hawaii for Less

Do you like to watch BuzzFeed Worth it on YouTube?  I’ll admit that I do, and recently the trio came to Hawaii.  So here’s how to eat like BuzzFeed... Read More

Live from a Lounge
18,000 JPMiles for 5,000 Rupees!

JetPrivilege is currently offering a promotion, where they are offering a bonus of up to 8,000 JPMiles when you apply for an ICICI Bank Jet Airways Credit Card. This is... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Cal Jet halts Carlsbad operations, plans expansion

How often does a company completely shut down to grow? Cal Jet, the sole commercial operator at Carlsbad Airport north of San Diego halted operations this week with... Read More

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5 reasons to choose Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty for your next vacation

Grand Hyatt Kochi, the latest addition to Hyatt's stable in India, is all set to receive guests next week. Here are the 5 biggest reasons to consider this resort for... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Qatar Airways brings connectivity gate to gate

Qatar Airways is the latest airline to bring gate-to-gate connectivity online. Regulatory changes are now approved allowing the service to operate. The next couple years... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
35% Off SPG Points Purchases – Last Hurrah?

Marriott announced some pretty significant changes that will unify Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest come August, 2018. We have an... Read More

Road Warriorette
Poll: Where do you shop for business travel clothes?

Shopping is seriously the best. Nothing like some retail therapy to cure the blues, the blahs, or anything else that ails you. So let’s talk about it! Lately... Read More

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Registrations open for Hilton Double Points Promotion

Registrations are now open for Hilton Honors new summer promotion that will be offering double points for stays starting May 1, 2018, onwards across the globe at over... Read More

Jeffsetter
Four Seasons Lanai Launched Its Own Air Charter

How do you make an exclusive resort even more exclusive?  You make like the Four Seasons Lanai.  Why?  Because the Four Seasons Lanai launched its own air... Read More

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Hilton Sale: Get 25% off for stays through 2018

Hilton Hotels new sale offers hotels in Australasia, India and South-east Asia at 25% off. You need to book this month but you can use your stays with Hilton through the... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Caribsky Alliance aims to ease Caribbean air travel

Limited schedules, poor connections and high fares are the typical experience for air travelers in the Caribbean. The new Caribsky alliance from Air Antilles, LIAT and... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Bunk beds on board: The new plan to make economy class travel comfortable

Passenger want long flights in economy class to be more comfortable. Airlines want more money from passengers. Surely a bunk beds option meets that need. And it probably... Read More

Jeffsetter
New Marriott Rewards Award Chart Predictions

We don’t yet know how Marriott will price individual properties under their new program.  However, these are my new Marriott Rewards award chart predictions.... Read More

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Wednesday Travel Deals Roundup: Top Picks for Flights and Hotel Discounts

Here is a roundup of all the Wednesday Travel Deals our team has painstakingly collected from all over the internet! Most of these are daily deals only valid for today,... Read More

Jeffsetter
Torrential Rains Devastated Kauai

If you’re heading to Hawaii anytime soon, you’ll want to double check your plans.  That’s because, over the weekend, torrential rains devastated... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Google’s “inflight internet play” brings questions, not answers

Is Google poised to launch an inflight internet service? The company is rumored to be looking at a Nokia division to pick up the necessary hardware for such. Scratch... Read More

Jeffsetter
The New Marriott Rewards – a Marriott Loyalist’s Take

Yesterday, Marriott finally provided details on the new Marriott Rewards Program.  And, honestly, from a Marriott Rewards loyalist perspective, these changes... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Deep Dive: Marriott’s New Loyalty Program

Marriott completed their buyout of SPG back in September 2016, and the company has been working to integrate the different loyalty programs. With 6,500+ hotels across 29... Read More

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Marriott Rewards merging SPG in August 2018

Effective August 2018, Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards will combine to form a new unified loyalty program. There will be 5 tiers and... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Deep Dive: Marriott’s New Loyalty Program

Marriott completed their buyout of SPG back in September 2016, and the company has been working to integrate the different loyalty programs. With 6,500+ hotels across 29... Read More

Rapid Travel Chai
Marriott-SPG: The Types of Travelers that Lose Out Look Familiar

Marriott will launch its new loyalty program in August 2018, combining the Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and SPG programs. The program is broadly positive for general... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
FAA set to limit some 787 ops, Avianca most impacted

Rolls Royce engine issues continue to plague the Boeing 787s. This week’s news from the FAA could have a significant impact on Avianca and potentially other... Read More