Weekly Recap: May 15, 2016

Hello from Kuwait everybody! I just flew in here today, trying out Etihad Economy in the process and that was an interesting experience. It has been a busy week at our Lounge, instituting the Miles Rookie series, which I hope you’ve introduced to others you want to join into the mileage fun. Here is a recap of all that happened around here over the last week.

Miles Rookie

You asked, we answered. A couple of weeks ago, I took a Twitter poll asking views about a series for beginners. The response was pretty positive, so I’ve started to write this one out. Here are the first couple of posts from last week:

Trip Reports

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Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

While the #redcarpettrip trip report paused due to me being busy and will come back shortly, I am trying to pen down some other reviews. Here is one of the best stays of mine from last year, at the Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

Loyalty Program News

Air India has brought back the 40% discount on award travel across their network. Starwood is giving away Gold Status, and Club Carlson is running a promotion with 50K points at stake. ITC hotels has launched a promotion, where you get a night free for 3 stays!

Aviation News

Jet Airways is launching their biggest advertising campaign in years, “ Get More”. Here is why it works for me.

Giveaway

Last week, I put together a giveaway of United Club Passes. You still have some time to participate

That’s it for now. Have a good week ahead and safe travels!

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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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