Weekly Recap: May 1, 2016

Hi guys, it is International Labour Day, and a very hot day out here in Mumbai. I chose to stay indoors this week, with a very busy work week and all. Shipra is however gallivanting all over the place on Air India and Air India Regional flights. We hope you’ve had a chance to check out AirportLounges.In, our newest microsite. Over to the catch-up, over the past two weeks this time around, here is a quick wrap-up.

Reviews

Over the past weeks, I’ve managed to make a few trips to the new GVK Lounge (Domestic), which was launched in Mumbai about 45 days ago. It is fabulous.

Loyalty Programs

Air India is planning a new discounted redemption promotion in the days ahead, which will give you 40% discounts. Over at Emirates, do you know, they offer about 2,500 to 5,000 miles free for everyone who signs up and uses their program for mileage credit the first time? Club Vistara, the newest loyalty program of an Indian airline, is offering status matches.

Credit Card Updates

The most awaited update on the will-they-won’t-they update the 10x program from HDFC Bank is now out. It’s a yes! American Express is now offering extra MR on International spending. But you do have to register fast!

Promotions

Hilton HHonors has a new summer promotion out May 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016 offering 2x base points. Marriott Rewards new promotion, on the other hand, is offering double elite night credit.  Emirates is offering one-way First Class upgrades when you book Business Class fares ex-certain origins. IHG is out with the new list of PointBreak properties which will get you select hotels for 5000 points!

There is a lot more in store, so keep checking in and we will continue to bring you the latest news as quickly and promptly as we can. Have a good week ahead!

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