After an amazing vacation in Nepal, we are now enjoying the Mumbai rains. The weather in Mumbai has been lovely over the weekend and we have been indulging ourselves in copious amounts of Masala chai. Coming over to what we covered this week, here is a quick round up.
On the aviation front, Vistara has good news for international travellers, and Jet Airways too, who are bringing some nice flights in the market these days.
- Vistara now best bet for international travellers with baggage!\
- Jet Airways to start B77W services to Dubai and Singapore
Loyalty Program News
On the positive front, Air India has finally patched in some IT upgrades, which allow you to upgrade your Star Alliance flights using your Flying Returns miles. Unfortunately, their platform is still not secure enough and allows for stealing of miles. As for hotels, in an ongoing attempt to strengthen its relationship with ITC Hotels, SPG announced a new set of Choice Rewards for the Indian members.
- Star Alliance upgrades via Air India website live
- Air India upgrade against miles up to 2 hours prior to flight
- Air India Flying Returns miles stolen (inside job suspected!)
- Reminder: 10 days to expiry of Air India miles
- 100 Club Vistara bonus points for checking-in online/ on the app
- SPG Choice Rewards for Indian members on offer
- Upto 100% Bonus on IHG Rewards Club Points Purchase
That’s all for this week. Here’s wishing you a great week ahead.