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India prepares to launch fast-track immigration for Indian citizens
India is preparing to launch its own version of the US CBP's Global Entry Programme, where Indian citizens and OCIs won't have to wait to get back into the country and they can use biometric gates to enter the borders. The post India prepares to launch fast-track immigration for Indian...
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Virgin Atlantic offering 40% off on mileage tickets. Redeem through June 24, 2024
An exciting sale on Virgin Atlantic for flights to and from the United Kingdom and the United States. You get a 40% discount on redemptions if you fly by December 31, 2024. Details inside. The post Virgin Atlantic offering 40% off on mileage tickets. Redeem through June 24, 2024 appeared...
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Air India’s A320 cabin product: a first look at the three-cabin product for Air India’s short-haul aircrafts
A deep dive into Air India's newest cabin product on board their A320neo aircraft. For one, the airline has a winner on their hands, and this aircraft with the finishing inside, could convince the Vistara loyalists to try Air India. The post Air India’s A320 cabin product: a first look...
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Emirates Skywards’ Dr. Nejib Ben-Khedher talks about the programme and it’s India focus
We caught up with Emirates' Skywards DSVP Dr Nejib Ben-Khedher, about the innovations at the programme and what Emirates Skywards want to do next. Here are the details The post Emirates Skywards’ Dr. Nejib Ben-Khedher talks about the programme and it’s India focus appeared first on Live from a Lounge.
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Air France KLM Flying Blue elite status match expanded to the U.S. and Mexico
The Air France KLM Flying Blue Status Match offer that came out earlier this year for UK residents only (read more here) and then expanded to include Canada, Germany, Spain and other European countries (read more here) has been expanded further to include the U.S. and Mexico. There is one...
View from the Wing
Cathay Pacific’s Downfall: Hong Kong’s Former Glory Now Government’s Target [Roundup]
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Cathay Pacific’s Downfall: Hong Kong’s Former Glory Now Government’s Target [Roundup]...
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SFO Flyers Rejoice: Runway 28L Open Again
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) travelers can expect reduced delays and smoother operations, with the airport’s taxiway improvement project completed ahead of schedule and runway 28L now open again. SFO Runway 28L Opens Ahead Of Schedule After Completion Of Taxiway Project Earlier this year, SFO launched the project to realign...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Woman Sues Her Own Long-term Boyfriend For Failing to Take Her to the Airport, Making Her Miss Her Flight
A woman in New Zealand has tried to sue her own long-term boyfriend after he failed to take her to the airport, meaning that she missed her flight and had to buy a new ticket in order to arrive at her destination in time to attend a concert. The unnamed...
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10 US Escape Lounges Join the Priority Pass Network
Escapes Lounges are located in 21 airports globally with 15 of them in the… The post 10 US Escape Lounges Join the Priority Pass Network appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
One Mile at a Time
Southwest 737 Buzzes Oklahoma City Suburbs In Bizarre Incident
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating yet another incident involving a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. This incident is especially strange, since conditions were good, so one has to wonder what exactly was going on with the pilots.
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American Airlines Nightmare: Man Forced to Share Seat With Obese Passenger
An American Airlines customer flew beside an obese passenger. It was a full flight and they could not move. They did not get to use their entire seat, because the other passenger spilled over into theirs. Does American owe them compensation? Continue reading American Airlines Nightmare: Man Forced to Share Seat...
One Mile at a Time
American Express Acquiring Tock To Enhance Dining Platform
In 2019, American Express acquired Resy, a digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform. Now the credit card issuer has announced that it’s acquiring Tock, a competitor to Resy.
Frequent Miler
How Greg found awesome awards like A320 business class, new Hyatt & Delta point values, and more [Week in Review]
One of the outcomes of our recent challenge is that it gave us all a lot more practice with numerous award booking tools to help us find awesome awards at the last minute. This week at Frequent Miler, Greg details how he used those tools and his experience with one...
Frequent Floaters
Tiktoker Tampering With Cruise Water, Bidding for Windstar Yacht Cruise, Using $300 Year Travel Credit for Cruise Costs, The Insanity of Embarkation day for Crew and Carnival Entertainment!
I have barely left my house this week because the “feels like” temp every day was over 100*! I mean I like warm but this has been ridiculous. Speaking of ridiculous… I am not on TikTok. I don’t get TikTok. But what I really don’t get is someone tampering with...
Eye of the Flyer
How a Wedding Ring Reminds Someone of Flying Delta Air Lines. Using Credits for a Three-Night Stay in Minnesota
A man's wedding ring serves as a daily reminder of flying Delta Air Lines. Plus, we used our Delta Stays credits for a great three-night stay in Minnesota. The post How a Wedding Ring Reminds Someone of Flying Delta Air Lines. Using Credits for a Three-Night Stay in Minnesota appeared first...
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American Airlines Flagship Lounge Philadelphia Opens Next Year (And Will Be Worth The Wait)
American Airlines has business class lounges at New York JFK, Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare, Miami and Dallas - Fort Worth. They've been promising a lounge for their primary transatlantic gateway, Philadelphia, for many years and it's finally in sight. Continue reading American Airlines Flagship Lounge Philadelphia Opens Next Year (And...
One Mile at a Time
Alaska Flight Attendants Have Tentative “Record Contract”
At the moment, were seeing flight attendants at most major US airlines trying to ratify new contracts (except at Delta, where flight attendants arent unionized). Flight attendants largely havent had pay increases since before the pandemic, and are looking for significant raises, to reflect the inflation weve seen in recent...
One Mile at a Time
American Flagship Lounge Philadelphia Opening 2025
While we’ll have to be patient, American Airlines has officially revealed that it plans to open two new lounges at Philadelphia Airport (PHL) in 2025, including a new Flagship Lounge. Let’s go over the details, though let me say that I’ll believe it when the lounge actually opens, given how...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Garbage Truck Collides With American Airlines Boeing 737 And Leaves Piece of Bodywork Embedded in Wing
A garbage truck collided with an American Airlines Boeing 737 at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro on Friday morning as the plane was preparing for departure to Dallas Fort Worth. At the time of the incident, the aircraft was stationary and parked at the gate while passengers were still...
One Mile at a Time
British Airways Retrofitting Boeing 787s With Club Suites
In 2019, British Airways introduced its new Club Suites business class, featuring direct aisle access and doors. This marks a massive improvement to the carrier’s business class experience. As is always the case when new business class products are introduced, the big question is the timeline with which seats will...
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India prepares to launch fast-track immigration for Indian citizens
India is preparing to launch its own version of the US CBP's Global Entry Programme, where Indian citizens and OCIs won't have to wait to get back into the country and they can use biometric gates to enter the borders. The post India prepares to launch fast-track immigration for Indian...
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Expliseat TiSeat 2X New Seat Hopping Into HOPs’ E190 Fleet in Fall 2024
New seats are hopping onto Air France Regional Affiliate HOP E190 as part of HOP!’s cabin renewal program. The Expliseat TiSeat 2X base seat is designed to be lightweight, weighing 8kg (17 lbs) providing the airline with weight reduction while
The Shutterwhale
How and Why I Redeemed My Max Miles for World of Hyatt Points: A Slightly Troublesome Process
Max Miles is a great platform to earn extra World of Hyatt points from online transactions (including flight and hotel bookings) - especially for those in markets without a co-branded credit card!
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TSA at Philadelphia Airport Stop Yet Another Airline Employee With a Loaded Firearm Trying to Get Through a Security Checkpoint
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Philadelphia Airport have stopped yet another airline employee trying to get through a security checkpoint with a loaded firearm in what has been described as a potential ‘insider threat’ incident. In the latest interception on June 21, the TSA spotted a loaded 9mm handgun...
Frequent Miler
Podcast: Best ways to get to Hawaii | Frequent Miler on the Air Ep260 | 6-21-24
Are palm trees and sunshine perpetually on your mind? This week, Frequent Miler on the Air discusses all of your best options for getting to the islands of Aloha from as few as 10-15,000 points each way from almost anywhere in the US — and how to find the right...
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Qatar Airways: Earn up to 6,000 bonus Avios + save up to 10% on flights out of Australia & New Zealand
Qatar Airways is offering travellers flying out of Australia and New Zealand an opportunity to earn up to 6,000 bonus Avios and save up to 10% off flights. Privilege Club members simply need to login before booking and then use promo code EOFY24 during check out to receive the bonus...
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My Glimpse Into Akureyri in Iceland: Hilton Announces New Hotel Property
Hilton officially announced a franchise agreement with Bohemian Hotels ehf. to open the Akureyri “Skáld” Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton hotel property, which will be the first internationally branded countryside property in the north of Iceland sometime in the summer of 2025. This article contains some photographs which give my...
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AluaSoul Orotava Valley (Hyatt All-Inclusive, Tenerife): Bottom Line Review
In August 2021, Hyatt added more than 100 all-inclusive hotels across seven brands with the purchase of Apple Leisure Group and its “All Moments Resorts” collection (AMR). There are now over 40 all-inclusive properties that are bookable in Europe within the World of Hyatt program, and several more are on...
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Air India Express receives approval to merge AIX Connect (AirAsia India) with itself
The Air India Express and AirAsia India merger will almost get real now. The airlines have received the nod from the Indian companies court and they should be closing the reorganisation within 8 months from now. The post Air India Express receives approval to merge AIX Connect (AirAsia India) with...
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Akasa to launch flights to Riyadh on June 15, 2024
Akasa is all set to launch flights between Mumbai and Riyadh. Here are the details of the upcoming route launch, the second in the international network of the airline. The post Akasa to launch flights to Riyadh on June 15, 2024 appeared first on Live from a Lounge.
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Akasa reinvents Cafe Akasa to add (even) more options
Akasa has updated its inflight meals menu, bringing over 45 options to the meal selection. Many of these are new and industry firsts and available for pre-ordering before your flight. The post Akasa reinvents Cafe Akasa to add (even) more options appeared first on Live from a Lounge.
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Alaska Airlines Buy Miles with up to 50% Bonus Miles
Alaska Airlines has a new Buy Miles Promotion through June 26, 2024. You can get Alaska Miles with up to a 50% bonus to redeem on oneworld member airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways and many other airlines at reasonable prices. The post Alaska Airlines Buy Miles with up...
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Four more days: Buy Flying Blue Miles with a 70% Bonus
KLM and Air France's loyalty programme Flying Blue is offering its best-ever promotion on buying miles. You get a 70% bonus on the miles bought through June 16, 2024. The post Four more days: Buy Flying Blue Miles with a 70% Bonus appeared first on Live from a Lounge.
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Review: Encalm Privé Lounge, Delhi Airport Terminal 3 (International)
Delhi Airport opened up a new International Lounge exclusively for the access of credit card and debit card customers at Terminal 3. Here is an extensive review of the lounge. The post Review: Encalm Privé Lounge, Delhi Airport Terminal 3 (International) appeared first on Live from a Lounge.
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IndiGo to increase flights to Tashkent, Almaty and Tbilisi in Central Asia
IndiGo's flights to Central Asia are going daily in August 2024. Here are the details! The post IndiGo to increase flights to Tashkent, Almaty and Tbilisi in Central Asia appeared first on Live from a Lounge.
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It’s happening, airport lounge visits are reducing in India.
The news is good. Airport lounge access via credit cards is attracting fewer customers in a material way now! The post It’s happening, airport lounge visits are reducing in India. appeared first on Live from a Lounge.