Jet Airways’ Mumbai to London flight was intercepted by German Air Force planes earlier this week. Everything was alright and the plane had a safe landing. Here is a video made from the cockpit of another airplane which records this fascinating sequence. Have a look!
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Axis Bank Vistara Credit Cards were launched late last year and now have an established track record. Here is a review of the top-end version of their credit card which I personally use.
The country that sends half-a-million visitors to Hong Kong will no longer have people just arrive at their doors. Instead, you will need to do some paperwork before arriving. Read more about Hong Kong’s pre-arrival formalities for Indians valid 23 January 2017.
Most of us have no trouble getting a UAE visa issued as long as we are flying one of the two UAE based airlines. However, this time my situation was slightly unique and that led to a bit of an anxiety pang I must admit!
Qatar has introduced a new 96-hour free transit visa if you are using Doha airport to transit the country, which is available to all nationalities under certain conditions. Certainly may be worthwhile to check out Qatar while you are there!
Singapore has now announced a new visa-free transit facility for Indians, where you can visit Singapore for upto 96 hours during a transit from Singapore. This is a great development for everyone who wanted to transit via Singapore and stay to see the wonders. Check out the details!
Air India has just gotten approval to fly East to get to SFO, which means they will be able to get into San Francisco faster and at lesser cost. Here is how this impacts you.
Club Vistara is offering a 1-year upgrade to Club Vistara Gold for HDFC Infinia card holders, and Silver status to HDFC Regalia card holders. While the hard benefits are limited, there are soft benefits such as random upgrades. Here is how to get the Gold status if you qualify for it.
c JetPrivilege, Jet Airways’ frequent flyer program, runs a campaign to offer you a bonus for all your points (credit card points etc.) to be converted into miles. In 2013, they offered a 20% bonus on converting hotel points to miles, apart from a credit card conversion bonus of a similar amount. They’d have run higher promotions in the past, and in 2012 it used to be 25% bonuses. The promotion is back, albeit for a limited time, for 2015, and this time around, JetPrivilege is offering 20% extra miles for your conversion of points to JP miles. The conversion bonuses run between March 2, 2015 to March 31, 2015. Which means any request that gets completed within this time…
There is a video making the rounds these days, where Air India employees are putting up with passengers who arrived late and the flight was closed. This is a video which was shot at Mumbai’s Terminal 2 a few days ago, with a camera smartphone and uploaded to a social network for maximum impact. Apparently, a bunch of passengers arrived at Terminal 2, Mumbai, 55 minutes before the flight. For Air India, they operate a few flights from Terminal 2 at this moment, but these are domestic legs of international flights. For instance, very clearly mentioned on their website, is this information: Assuming the passengers arrived at Terminal 2 and not Terminal 1A, which is at least 20 minutes away…
I truly think that Air India Flying Returns is not a great loyalty program and I’ve said it before. However, in the wake of Air India, Jet Airways, Go Air and Indigo dropping their free baggage allowance to 15 Kgs, it seems to have become an inconvenience to some travellers who still feel the need for more baggage allowance. Baggage allowance seems to be going at Rs. 250 (~$4) per Kg above the allowance, and it pinches pockets to pay. SpiceJet is the only Indian carrier offering 20 Kgs at the time of writing this. Anyhow, there is a simple trick for the heavy travellers who choose to book with Air India. Most airlines with a loyalty program offer their…