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Oneworld News: Alaska Airlines announces benefits; American Airlines upgrades Platinum Pro to Emerald; Qatar Airways and Alaska Airlines strike partnership

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Oneworld member-elect Alaska Airlines has announced the perks their members will be able to access once the airline will be a part one the alliance, apart from their recent partnership with Qatar Airways before the alliance even gets started. Not just that, American Airlines is upgrading some members too from Oneworld Sapphire to Emerald.

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Jet Airways and American Airlines will discontinue frequent flyer partnership

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AAdvantage and JetPrivilege, the frequent flyer programs of American Airlines and Jet Airways, will be parting ways as of 2018. This means there is a limited window for a partnership to earn and burn miles. If you have a First Class trip you plan on Jet Airways, perhaps the time to redeem for it is now…

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How I earned more than 1.25 million miles in 2016!

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Last year, I clocked more than a million miles. A lot of them without being on a plane. Here are the details of how it was done, and perhaps, you could do it too!!

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My horrible experience transferring miles from HDFC Bank Diners Club

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HDFC Bank Diners Club has some great promotions for travel and dining, which makes it a great card to hold in your wallet if you want to earn miles and points in India.

However, as I found out over the last quarter of 2015, they have an incredibly bureaucratic and clueless team to deal with the transfer, and the process is manual and very irritating. It took me over 2 months to get my points transferred from HDFC Bank’s point currency to the mileage programs I wanted them transferred in.

Do read through this before you decide to pick up these cards, and perhaps we can compare notes in the Comments section?

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#redcarpettrip: We are back to base!

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Shipra and myself just got back from a megatrip over 22 days, where we flew Singapore Airlines Suites Class, the Etihad Apartments, went to Los Angeles, Bora Bora, Las Vegas, Dallas, Washington D.C. and New York and had some amazing experiences.

This is a recap of the trip in pictures, while we get set to post an elaborate trip report for you, along with all the details!

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Huff-puff, and I reach AAdvantage EXP

In July, I wrote a post about how I was having trouble moving forward with my quest for AAdvantage status. I had done the required number of points, but somehow AA did not take a view on it. It turns out, AAdvantage is strictly implementing a particular clause this year, which is a pre-qualification for any elite qualification with American Airlines. They are also implementing a no soft-landing policy this year, which led me to go down to base member tier in the first place. Usually, I’m able to comply with this 4 legs requirement early in the year itself, however, this year, business travel and personal travel was slow during the beginning of the year.It came later in the…

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So how long does it take to upgrade an AAdvantage account again?

That is the question I am looking for an answer for, seems I can’t find it. See, I started with American Airlines AAdvantage program a few years back, and I’ve been an Executive Platinum for two years in a row. Last year, hardly travelled with them, and also this was the year they killed their policy for a soft landing, so I went straight to Member level as of March 1, 2014. Sigh, as much as I hate to let it go, I love my AAdvantage miles too much and also the program. I think it is one of the best out there in terms of mileage value. So i decided to see if I could crawl back from being…

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1000 Free AAdvantage miles for playing a game + 9000 miles bonuses for flying

American Airlines just released a new Facebook based challenge game, where for playing a game of trivia, which would take about 15 minutes, you get 700 miles posted to your AAdvantage account. If you choose to share with your online social circle, you get another 350 miles. And if you choose to fly American Airlines, US Airways and other oneworld partners during the duration of the challenge (which lasts up to May 23, 2014), you get up to 9000 bonus AA miles. You can find the details and follow the Facebook link from the American Airlines website here. Like you will see below, you get 50 miles for a lot of small activities each, and then you get bigger challenges…

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AwardWallet giveaway: the AwardWallet-AAdvantage alliance

Like you must have read around the blogosphere, AwardWallet recently tied up with American Airlines’ loyalty program AAdvantage, this time in an official capacity, to be able to give their members access to AAdvantage balances. The upgraded relationship also allows you to track your SWUs with AAdvantage in Awardwallet. AwardWallet has a free version and a premium paid version. The AwardWallet Plus version costs you upwards of $5 for 6 months. Here is a summary of the differences: Now, if you haven’t had an AwardWallet account ever, you could sign up for a free 6-months usage of AwardWallet Plus with the following Coupon Code while signing up: LiveFromALounge (case-insensitive). If you have troubles signing up with the promocode, you could…

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