It is a little bit sad to see the state of affairs at Air India being as messy as I saw earlier this week when I flew them. Everything is broken on their planes, and the general apathy of the people in their offices towards passengers is unbeatable! They just don’t want to seem to fix the customer experience.
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Air India is almost all set to go back to historic route they’ve operated mostly since 1960. They will be operating flights between Ahmedabad and London, going forward to Newark three times a week! This flight seems to be on my list of options to try out!
Air India Flying Returns has quietly introduced the ability to upgrade your Star Alliance member tickets online with Air India Miles. While they don’t talk about it, we tell you all about how it works!
Air India is going to launch another new route to Vienna from Delhi as of April 2016. This comes in the wake of Austrian Airlines deciding to suspend service to this route.
Inside are all the details of the new route.
Air India’s Frequent Flyer Program Flying Returns has been changed for a third time in 8 weeks. Air India’s intentions are noble, because they are taking away fuel surcharge from all international redemptions, but the amount the miles they ask in return for this has gone up a bit too much.
Here are all the details of this program changes, which have gone online overnight!
Air India is putting out 3 times a week Delhi-San Francisco non-stop flights from December 2015. Here are the details of the plane, the configurations and other important stuff.
Air India’s Frequent Flyer Program Flying Returns has just started its revamp, and is now offering 100% flown miles on most fare classes from April 1, 2015. Minimum mileage per segment has also changed to 500 miles.
One of the best and worst frequent flyer programs in India at the same time is Air India’s Flying Returns. Why bad? Because it is a pretty miserly program I would say again and again. Why good? Because they’ve got a credit card on the market which makes it easy to earn their miles and status, and they are a member of Star Alliance, so their status comes handy across the globe. Having said that, I received a new membership kit yesterday, which had a Golden Edge membership card valid till April 2015 (my status matched membership expired in March 2015 actually). As per the postmarks, the kit was dispatched in April 2015, and I am already an Air India…
Air India has launched a new promotion yesterday, called My Dream Destination. Under this promotion, when you make cumulative domestic spends on Air India for various amounts over a period of 3 months (February 9, 2015 to May 9, 2015), you will be eligible for free Economy Class tickets on the Air India domestic and international network. Here is how the free ticket offer works: Bill tickets worth INR 75,000 – INR 100,000: INR 75,000 spend earns you a free economy ticket one way on Air India’s domestic network/regional network including Singapore, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dubai & Muscat. For INR 100,000 spend you get a free return economy ticket. Bill tickets worth INR 200,000: You get a free economy return ticket…
Ever since Air India joined Star Alliance, the interest in being able to redeem Air India Flying Returns miles for Star Alliance tickets has been well known, but somehow, it has been so complicated that no one has bothered to figure it out. Even in the award reservation service I am offering in beta right now, there has not been much interest in using AI miles for Star Alliance tickets. One part of the reason is that the award chart is inflated, and the other is the myth that only Air India elites can access the Star Alliance inventory. Reader Deovrat tried to crack the code, and went about making a dummy reservation. He used a request to redeem for…