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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I made it to the first Andaz hotel in India, in Delhi last week for a quick stay. Here is how the concept works out in India, and the Andaz Delhi’s rooms look like, inside a View Category room! Watch out for details of the introductory offer!
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.
Vistara recently opened to public their lounge at the Delhi Airport. This must have been one of the quickest executions of a lounge, given that the airline is in operation only for a year and a half. We went inside the lounge and came back with a review so that you could figure out if you wanted to go here or not. Mostly, you would want to.
Vistara, the full-service domestic Indian carrier, has inaugurated their premium lounge at Delhi Airport. This is one more step covered in their checklist to cover all aspects of the Vistara Experience. Check in to know more.
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.
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!
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…
Vistara, the new full-service Indian carrier that is a joint venture between Tata Group of India and Singapore Airlines, took to the skies yesterday. I have been looking forward to this for a very long time, since Vistara has promised to keep differentiated service as a cornerstone of their strategy. Like I said when Vistara made an initial product reveal, Vistara is hoping to be the Louis Vuitton of Indian Aviation. At the event, I wondered if they really were doing justice to their product with the reveal, because everything they said looked like just words then. Curious to find out if Vistara was all that it promised to be, I had to be on one of their planes. The…
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…