Weekly Roundup: February 7, 2016

Good morning from Mumbai, where yours truly is almost heading to the airport for a day trip at work! It has been a busy week around here, and hence the #redcarpettrip did not get its place in the sun like it should have.  Here is a recap of all the things we brought to you in the week gone by:

Aviation News

Jet Airways made my day this week by announcing they were going to invest more in their product in the weeks ahead. As of May 2016, they will provide an in-flight wifi streaming service, which will deliver entertainment on your own personal devices.

Loyalty Program News

IHG came up with the dreadful news of adjusting their award charts a few days ago. They have new categories going forward which end at 60,000 points rather than 50,000 with the top end. But good news for Indian hotels of IHG, they all cost cheaper on points now.

In other news

I took UberPool, Uber’s new ridesharing service for a spin a few days ago. I found it to be efficient and a money saver. Here is my experience:

Deals & Giveaway

We worked with RocketMiles to bring you a special promotion, where you don’t just make more JPMiles for your first reservation, you also get to participate in a 15,000 JetPrivilege Miles giveaway for all the people who book up.

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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