This Week At The Lounge: January 28, 2017

Hello Readers. We are already at the end of the first month of the year, and we are back after a two-day break. I’ve been up to my ears with work, so I did appreciate a couple of days away from work or miles and points to be spending some time hosting close relatives. We took the opportunity to go and hog around town, and also hired a car from Myles to pop out of town briefly and get a meal at Sunny da Dhaba in Lonavala. But the fun and games are over and we are now racing against time to catch up with work.

Top Stories

Here are the top stories for the week for you to catch up:

Vistara is in the search for more elite members and they have been offering a Vistara Platinum Status Match, which comes with free elite status for 15 months for doing nothing.

On the other hand, Jet Airways is piloting a program to use your Aadhar cards to get in touch with you, and also perhaps allow airport access without having to interact with a security forces guard everytime.

Jet Airways' Business Class aboard their A330-300

Jet Airways’ Business Class aboard their A330-300

Air India is considering a plan to make their First Class Great Again. I’m sure it takes an Executive Order to shut it down, but it takes a long tendering process to make it Great Again!

Air India planes sitting on Tarmac

Air India planes sitting on Tarmac

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We hope you have a good weekend, and see you next week for more updates from the world of miles & points and us!

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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Comments

  1. Hi Ajay,

    Great fan of your blog. Can you please share your mileage earning credit card strategy for 2017? Eagerly waiting for it.

    Shrey

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