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Lounge Review: American Express Lounge Delhi Terminal 3

A first-hand review of the American Express Platinum Lounge at Delhi Airport’s Terminal 3. Accessible if you hold an American Express card issued around the world. Platinum/Centurion card holders get complimentary access.

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MasterCard Lounge Access 2015-16: New Lounges added across India

MasterCard has revamped their lounge access program to offer 31 lounges in 13 cities across India till December 31, 2016. Check out the details of the cities and the various lounges that are on offer for complimentary access for the next 16 months.

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Amex kills Altitude Lounges in Mumbai and Delhi

American Express used to offer Altitude Lounges for customers of its cards issued by ICICI Bank & IndusInd Banks. Alternate arrangements have now been made as these empty lounges have finally been shuttered!

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Are all airports in India withdrawing Premium privileges?

A few days ago, I happened to read a news article, where it discussed that the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the authority responsible for aviation security setup across India, had ordered to remove the special screening queue for Business & First Class passengers. The argument used by BCAS was: We can’t have empty queues at Business Class queue when Economy queues have all the rush. According to another report, the segregation already was repealed as of February 26, 2015. However, while passing through Delhi earlier this month, I did not see these measures implemented. Just yesterday, I was at Mumbai Airport’s Terminal 2, and I noticed that the special queue for Business/First Class passengers for passport control was…

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Delhi Airport may become cheaper again for fliers

Delhi Airport is one of the better airports around India, but one of the most expensive ones as well. The airport charges about INR 232 – 550 to domestic passengers, while they charge between INR 518 to INR 1270 for an international passenger. These are called the UDF (User Development Fee). Compare this with Mumbai, where you pay about INR 300 for a domestic departure. It seems that the Airport regulator in India, AERA, has now asked the Delhi Airport operator GMR Group to reduce the charges at Delhi Airport by about 78%. In the past few years, Delhi was allowed to charge astronomical rates because they had done a lot of capital expenditure in bringing up the airport, which…

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Air India offers lounge access in Delhi for INR 500

Air India has been operating a new lounge at the Delhi Airport Terminal 3 since a few months now. While I haven’t been inside this lounge, I’ve walked by on my way to the other lounges at the Domestic wing of this terminal. It is an expansive lounge, with the looks of buffet meals, big couches and is generally empty, because most of the traffic is directed to the Plaza Premium Lounge by the credit card companies, Jet Airways and Priority Pass. However, Air India offers paid lounge access to this lounge for a small sum of INR 500 ($8) only per visit (valid for two hours), and you can also ask for a shower for another INR 200 to…

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