Last Week At The Lounge: November 24, 2018

Hello everyone from Mumbai. After months of incessant rains, the skies have cleared in this part of the country, but dark clouds still hang over Indian airlines. It is Thanksgiving in the United States, and I wish our readers a very Happy Thanksgiving. While I scour the internet for Cyber Monday sales, catch up on the all the headlines with our quick weekly recap.

Top Stories

From the Star Alliance pack, Avianca LifeMiles has a fantastic promotion underway where you can get 145% bonus miles on LifeMiles purchases, which is exclusive to LiveFromALounge readers. And while Star Alliance redemptions will become cheaper after you buy those miles, JetPrivilege members have started to feel the first big blow of the ongoing cash crunch at Jet Airways this week.

Starting December 1, 2018, JetPrivilege Gold and Platinum members will not be getting complimentary lounge access until further notice. To cover everything in the fast-moving world, LiveFromALounge is growing day by day, and we are hiring! We are looking for a miles & points writer.

News and Views

weekly recap

Jet Airways made headlines all this week. The airline announced their quarterly results early this week and the picture isn’t pretty. They are currently looking for investors, and the Tata Group has shown some interest. Another Tata airline, AirAsia India, appointed a new COO. And their partner from Singapore, which is merging SilkAir with themselves, announced a shuffle in routes around the group.

Jet Airways

Reviews

weekly recap

This week I’ve completed posting my entire trip report. Over two weeks, I flew with three airlines and set foot in four countries. Enjoy the trip.

Cards & Rewards

IHG Cyber Deals

Avianca LifeMiles are used by savvy travellers to fly premium cabins for way less. As part of their cyber week promotion, Avianca is offering a huge 145% bonus on LifeMiles purchases.

Deals with Appeal

IHG is running a whole host of promotions this cyber week with discounted stays, bonus elite qualifying miles on offer. There are many more promotions we are still uncovering and going to write about, so do check-in over the weekend. Malaysia Airline is out with their year-end sale with some fantastic deals available on economy and business class tickets. If you feel burnt with this Jet Airways devaluation, go on and purchase cheap lounge access now during the Black Friday sales.

Keep travelling and good long weekend whatever is left of it.

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