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#paxex: Handbaggage stamping at 7 airports going away from April 1

The frequent flyers in India will have one more moment to themselves getting on a plane. They don’t have to wait for their bags to be stamped with a security clearance after it is done, with effect from April 1, 2017. This would soon be implemented at other airports as well!

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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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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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Regarding the Delhi Points & Miles Meetup this weekend

I’ve been out of action for about 3 days now, chilling out in a pool at the Park Hyatt Goa, not drinking beer, but having some good wine and Long Island Iced Teas. Anyhow, time to be back in action. Before I left, I put out an announcement for the Delhi meetup which I am hoping to organise this Friday. I was told there is a technology issue in RSVP’ing. So, I’ve fixed that up, and you can RSVP here. Also, I am inviting suggestions for the place to organise this. I’m out of touch with the places to go in Delhi, and Q’BA at Connaught Place comes to mind. Any other suggestions? Update: I’ve firmed up Q’BA and blocked…

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Delhi NCR Reader Meetup August 22, 2014

I’ve not been up to too many reader meet-ups in the past few months. However, it is time to get them re-started. I think Delhi might be a good place to start. I’ll be in Delhi next week, and I’d like to have some AvGeekish or not, travel and points and miles company to chat up with over drinks/dinner on the evening of August 22, 2014. Thank God It’s Friday. The venue is not decided yet, but I’m planning to keep it to Central Delhi or South Delhi, to make sure people can make it. And we start about 7:30-8:00 PM onwards. Pay for your own food and drinks, and we get you awesome company. To get me a fair…

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Get 2 Uber rides free in India

Like I’ve mentioned in the past, Uber launched in India in the city of Bangalore in September 2013 and has started testing services in Delhi/Gurgaon in October 2013. New cities they will be offering services in the coming months will be Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai, since these cities show up on their website in hiring mode as of now. I had a good experience with Uber a couple of weeks back when I tried out their services in Delhi, when I could get myself a Toyota Camry for the drive from the Delhi Airport to my home. And then, the next day, I had a great trip back to the airport when a BMW 5 series turned up to drive…

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My Uber experience in Delhi, and get yourself a free ride!

Last week, I decided to pop into Delhi for a little surprise for my mom, to visit her on her birthday and hopefully take her out for dinner. However, life had other plans, and my flight got delayed getting into Delhi by over 45 minutes and my cab came and went away. I thought this wasn’t a good sign, but it really was a good sign to start trying out Uber, which has launched in Delhi in test mode about 3-4 weeks back. As soon as the plane touched the gate, and it was time to get out and get rolling. I brought up the Uber app on my iPhone, and while in my conversations with people I was being…

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