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Lufthansa fare sale for travel to Europe and North America [Y] and iPad sweepstakes

Lufthansa is offering fares to travel to Europe and North America from their Indian gateway points in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Pune via Germany. You can book between 01 and 30 June 2012. Travel dates for the specials are slightly different and listed below. I see some very good fares on this sale for N. America travel from Indian ports: BOM->SEA->BOM: Rs. 63,600 BOM->JFK->BOM: Rs. 59,600 You can purchase by 30 June 2012, to depart from India between 8 June 2012 – 31 August 2012 and return by 28 February 2013. Minimum stay is 3 days and maximum stay 6 months. For Europe, there are some reasonable fares as well: BOM->MUC->BOM: Rs. 37,800 BOM->MXP->BOM: Rs. 42,600 There are lots…

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Spicejet inaugural fares from Delhi and Mumbai to Dubai for Rs. 7777 + taxes

Spicejet seems to be obsessed with the number 7 these days. They recently offered a fare sale of Rs. 777 + taxes on domestic segments. Now, Spicejet is launching its flights to Dubai on 25th June 2012 from Mumbai and Delhi and is offering introductory fares on spicejet.com of Rs. 7777/- + taxes from either cities to Dubai. To celebrate this launch, SpiceJet is offering introductory airfares starting from just Rs.4477 (plus government taxes) one way, on the 2 routes connecting Dubai with Delhi and Mumbai, which will be a limited seat offer on online bookings. SpiceJet will fly Boeing 737-800s on these sectors. I would have loved to be on the inaugural flight, I’ve never been on a flight…

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Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege Mega Miles bonus miles are posting…

For those of you who had transferred your credit card points to JetPrivilege by 31st May 2012 under the Mega Miles bonus offer, the 25% bonuses have credited on 4th June 2012. While most of my bonuses have posted, a couple of them have not. I would advise all of you to log into your JP account and look up your mileage activity. If something missing or did not credit correctly, do drop an email to JetPrivilege at jetprivilege@jetairways.com. If there are questions, feel free to drop me a comment here or an email and I will come back to you on it. Related Posts: Jet Airways offers 25% bonus on credit card conversions to miles till 31st May 2012…

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So whats up at Kingfisher Airlines?

It has been a while since Kingfisher Airlines came in the news, so I thought it was a good time to post an update. For most who remember, Kingfisher Airlines was in a state of implosion a few months back and I wrote about it.  While I was sad to report that the international operations were shut down, I am glad I did not have to write a second part of the obituary about domestic operations shutting down. Over a period I have realised that Kingfisher Airlines, for the flashy branding I had in my head, has been lucky to have a passionate set of crew who has stuck with the airlines in the bad times. I also consider them lucky…

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Citibank Premier Miles Card changes and special promo on international spends

For those of you who have picked up a Citibank Premier Miles Card in its earlier shape and size, here is some good news and bad news. Citibank is commonsizing the old and new product, and hence, changing the mileage earning capability on the new card in the following manner: Effective 21st May 2012, Citibank has moved the mileage earning to earn 4 miles per Rs. 100 spent on non-airline categories, up from the current rate of 2.5 miles per Rs. 100. 10 miles per Rs. 100 at airlines continues, but now capped to airline spends of Rs. 5 Lakhs in a calendar year. For spends beyond this, you would earn 4 miles per Rs. 100 spent. It is not clear how will…

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Rumors spark about an upcoming Marriott and InterContinental hotels merger

It is the job of financial analysts to spark rumors, and after the big bang talks of US Airways/American Airlines being one entity, here is another analyst looking into the crystal ball. According to analysts at Numis, which is an independent investment banking firm, IHG and Marriott could room together at some point of time because their expansion plans look similar. IHG runs over 4,500 hotels globally while Marriott operates 3,700 properties and the analysts estimate that the combination will lead to 9pc of global room supply. As per a report in the Daily Telegraph yesterday, Asking whether the two could “room together”, analysts at Numis thought that “hotel industry consolidation is inevitable at some stage” and considered a merger…

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Star Alliance Gold Status Match for Star Alliance, oneworld and Skyteam elites

A few days back I wrote about the Turkish Airlines Star Alliance status match, which has been going on for a while now. A lot of people have mailed in enquiring if they could get a Star Alliance status match for themselves. Usually, any alliance will not match members from its own alliance, however, looks like with Turkish, it is different. As per a MP member Jimgotkp who posted on the MP thread I started in this regard, Requested mine last night but was told only *G, ST E+, and OW E get status matches So, this is good news for all those who want to get a *A gold status and do not travel too much. If you are…

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Sunday Plastic: The ‘new’ Citibank Premier Miles Credit Card

A couple of weeks back, I reviewed the Citibank Premier Miles Credit Card for all of you. Too bad, as a fallout of the breakup between Citibank and Jet Airways, Citibank is forced to revise the product proposition, and the earlier product is no longer on the market. To help you choose if to go with the Citibank Premier Miles credit card or not, I review the new card product for you below. Citibank is currently offering to switch all existing Citibank Jet Airways Credit Card holders to this card product by June 30. Sign-up bonus: If you are signing on for the card afresh, you will be offered 2 complimentary ticket codes which allow you to book domestic flight…

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Reminder: 5 days for Jet Airways 25% transfer bonus

A few weeks back I had written about the 25% Jet Airways transfer bonus that is valid for your Card reward points, if you transfer and receive the transferred points in your Jet Privilege account by May 31st. This is just a quick reminder that the transfer bonus will go out on the 31st of May and if you want to transfer out your points you should do that now! With a few banks that I have experience with, HDFC Bank will take a few days, ICICI Bank will happen within 48 hours and Citibank will transfer overnight, so will American Express. So go on, pick up the phone and make those requests now if you want to receive the…

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