Weekly Roundup: January 17, 2016

Hello from Mumbai. It has been a couple of weeks since I am back on the ground after the #redcarpettrip and the trip report is underway. I had the opportunity to also make a quick trip to Bangalore last week, and I found a new gem in the process. Here are all the interesting stories from the week(s) gone by.

#redcarpettrip

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The trip of a lifetime that Shipra and I took across the US of A and Bora Bora. The highlight of the trip originating from Mumbai was the fantastic service that Singapore Airlines provides on their planes, and celebrating Shipra’s upcoming birthday with the airline crew.

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Here is a catch – up incase you haven’t read about it yet:

Reviews

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Last week, I happened to pop into a fantastic new lounge at the Mumbai Airport Terminal 2 which is accessible for the domestic passengers using the airport.

Loyalty Program News

There has been action from Jet Airways and Vistara on account of their loyalty program privileges. One gave us something and one took something away from us. Here is a brief:

Credit Cards

There is movement in the world of credit cards. Here is the key recap:

Here is hoping you have a great week ahead. What are your plans to earn miles, points and status in the coming week?

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About Ajay Awtaney

Ajay is a financial services pro, working to bring order to the chaos of the financial industry on an everyday basis! Beyond that, he dons the hat of India's favourite frequent traveller, trying to help people elevate their travel experience via tips and tricks they never knew before, or introduce them to the world of miles and points. Armed with an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and graduate degree in computer science from the University of Delhi, Ajay brings a systematic and objective approach on the table for his audience in dissecting travel and loyalty programs in India and around the world, and how to benefit from them. Ajay has been quoted in various reputed traditional and online media including The Hindustan Times, Inside Flyer, Bloomberg, DNA India, Conde Nast Traveller, The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror, Mint, MoneyLife and The USA Today.

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Comments

  1. Hi AJ,
    Great posts during the last week as always..! The negative impact of Jet withdrawing +1 lounge access should not hurt so much. However while you were away the massive devaluation of AI chart across the table has been a major blow. I have yet to come in terms with the reality that value of our AI miles has been equivalent to pea nuts now.
    Would appreciate your views and cope- up strategy if any.

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