Weekly Roundup : March 6, 2016

Hello from Mumbai guys, where I have been flitting around town getting a lot of office work done over the past few days. I think I’ve been living in hotel lobbies for the past half a week. Here is a quick round up of the week gone by so far.

Loyalty Program News

Air India is messed up in its struggle to get all the fake accounts cleaned up. In the process, it is giving extensions to your miles to ensure you are not at a disadvantage if you are a genuine member.

Aviation News

Jet Airways is going to be flying to Amsterdam. Vistara is going in for a reconfiguration, adding more seats to their economy section. Jet Airways will move operations from the Mumbai Terminal 2 in the coming few days. These are some of the things coming up in the days ahead.

Advice

I dropped the ball on cancelling a free ticket for two on Etihad on the inaugural flight of the A380 to Mumbai. And I guess I am not sad about it anymore!

There is a lot more happening in the miles and points world and we sure hope to bring it to you in the coming days! Here is hoping you will have a good week ahead!

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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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