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HDFC 10X Reward Points to Credit Card Customers this Diwali

HDFC Bank has announced a new promotion where all HDFC Bank Credit Cardholders will get 10X Points or Miles during the festive season. Here is how to get these 10X... Read More

Jeffsetter
Hawaii Marriott Strike Update and Impacts

On October 8, 2,700 Marriott employees in Hawaii walked off the job.  They joined other Marriott employees across the country demanding more pay and job security.... Read More

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User Review: AmEx Platinum Charge Card India

Here is a User Review of the American Express Platinum Charge Card, which will soon be available as a Metal Card and also have an increased fee. Here is your last... Read More

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AirAsia India’s hat-trick of industry outsider CEOs

AirAsia India has a turbulent journey right from the start. They were without a CEO for 5 months until now. Now, an old hand from the Tata camp has taken charge. There... Read More

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Trying out SpicEngage: SpiceJet inflight entertainment

I had the chance to try out SpiceJet's new SpicEngage IFE system last week. With an hour to kill, SpicEngage proved pretty handy. There were videos, games and more! ... Read More

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Redeem JPMiles for Hotels Now!

You can use your JPMiles to redeem for hotel rooms as of today. Here is how the new JetPrivilege Hotel redemption platform works, and it also has Cash & Miles... Read More

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Lufthansa upgrades Business Class on their Pune to Frankfurt flight

It's not often when you read a 5 star Skytrax airline like Lufthansa and Poor man's Business class together. Lufthansa is all set to restart the Pune to Frankfurt route... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Is My Currency Exchange Rate Philosophy Too Simple?

On the surface, a discussion about currency exchange rates may sound simple. There are… The post Is My Currency Exchange Rate Philosophy Too Simple? appeared... Read More

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A Roman Holiday – Introduction

This August, we headed to the Southern Italian coast and Rome for a one-week holiday. From flights to hotels, we used our points on nearly everything! Read on... The... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
DLD 214: A new Number 1 and new numbers for 1K

United has new elite rules, Marriott still struggles, new A380 engines are stalled and Primera is dead. Rough week, huh? The post DLD 214: A new Number 1 and new... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Delta’s first A220 flights now on sale

Want to be first to fly on the new Delta A220? You'll need to be awake bright and early on 31 January as the first flight departs New York's LaGuardia Airport at 6am.... Read More

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Last Week At The Lounge : October 13, 2018

Last Week at the Lounge, we got a sneak peek inside Etihad's London lounge, saw Jet Airways going digital with online upgrades and more. Catch all the 26 stories of last... Read More

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Jet Airways is launching Pune to Singapore flights

Pune Airport is connected to only 3 international destinations. Jet Airways is now starting a new daily service on Pune to Singapore route. The first flight is scheduled... Read More

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100% bonus on IHG points purchases!

IHG Rewards Club is offering their best price on the purchase of IHG Rewards Club Points, where you can purchase 1 IHG Rewards Club point for 0.50 US cents or INR 0.37.... Read More

Road Warriorette
My favorite free apps for business travel

I just love a good, useful app, especially when I’m on the road. Of course I use Facebook, Twitter, and my mail apps, but beyond those there are a few apps make my... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Free Wi-Fi on Airplanes is Becoming A Thing: These Airlines Have It

Meditate and watch the clouds float by, or follow-up on some of the 13,457… The post Free Wi-Fi on Airplanes is Becoming A Thing: These Airlines Have It appeared... Read More

Jeffsetter
Protect Yourself When Traveling

Inclimate weather has been an increasingly common issue, which in turn causes many travel-related issues.  But there are ways to protect yourself when traveling, or... Read More

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Jet Airways launches JetBistro Buy on Board menu

Jet Airways JetBistro is their newly launched buy-on-board service which will be serving on aircraft from October 15, 2018 onwards. We round up the food on offer, and... Read More

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Update: Marriott’s 29 Ways to Stay contest is now live!

Want to get free Marriott points or stays? Participate in Marriott's 29 Ways to Stay online contest everyday. The grand prize? A stay at every one of the 29 Marriott... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
Delta Tests Its First A220: Will It Be The Nicest Single-Aisle Plane?

Soon, Delta flyers will get a nice whiff of that new plane smell. The… The post Delta Tests Its First A220: Will It Be The Nicest Single-Aisle Plane? appeared... Read More

The Short Final
Report: Lufthansa Bringing the Queen of the Skies to Philadelphia

Prior to British Airways bringing the 747 to Philadelphia, Philly never really had 747s…at least from what I can remember. A few months back, American announced... Read More

Jeffsetter
Review: The Hideout Waikiki Brunch

As you may recall, my last stay at The Laylow Waikiki was a disappointing one.  But you know what didn’t disappoint?  Dining at The Laylow’s... Read More

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Marriott indefinitely delays online contest!

The latest victim of Marriott's IT snafus is their '29 Ways to Stay' online game. Marriott was supposed to go live with the game on October 4, 2018, but it did not. This... Read More

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Review: SkyTeam Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 4

The SkyTeam Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4 is a beautiful lounge, accessible via Priority Pass. Spread across two floors, the lounge is very aesthetically designed... Read More

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Deals: Airpods for INR 8K & MacBook Air for INR 46K

There is a crazy good sale going on right now on the Apple Airpods and the MacBook Air. If you are in the market for Apple products, right now is a good idea to pick... Read More

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Shangri-La is giving away 8 million Golden Circle bonus points

Planning on staying at a Shangri-La hotel or resort? Register for their new promotion and earn double Golden Circle points on stays, dining, and wellness. How many of... Read More

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Bengaluru Airport to install bodyscanners

Bengaluru International Airport has tied up with L3-MacDonald Humfrey to introduce Smart Lanes with Automatic Tray Retrieval System (ATRS). This will reduce the wait... Read More

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18K JPMiles for ICICI Jet Airways Sapphiro Credit Card! Signed up yet?

Haven't got the ICICI Jet Airways Sapphiro Credit card yet? you can still earn 18,000 bonus JPMiles when you apply for this excellent credit card through... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
The Coolest New Business Class Seats, and How To Fly Them With Points

Most major airlines have introduced elaborate new business class offerings in the past few… The post The Coolest New Business Class Seats, and How To Fly Them... Read More

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Get oneworld Emerald status in one trip!

Want to go oneworld Emerald in just one trip? Malaysia Airlines' new promotion can get you there effortlessly. Hurry though, this offer is valid only till October 15,... Read More

Point Me to the Plane
New York’s Newest Cocktail Bar Will Be A Plane at JFK

The 1950’s called; it wants its aircraft back. An iconic Lockheed Constellation airliner is… The post New York’s Newest Cocktail Bar Will Be A Plane... Read More