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#paxex: Handbaggage stamping at 7 airports going away from April 1

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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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Time to transfer via India: Indian airports & Jet Airways / Air India should shine under #electronicsban

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With the changes in the aviation world hitting us hard and fast over the past two days, it seems a lot of Indians and other Asian travelers won’t be able to fly to the USA with their gadgets in sight. Perhaps it’s time for them to consider Air India and Jet Airways as an option.

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Mumbai CSIA Terminal 2 CIP Lounge: A fresh breeze

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Mumbai Terminal 2, Level 3 has a new lounge which is accessible for domestic passengers. This Lounge is an integral part of CSIA and has a very nice assortment of food and drinks, apart from power plugs for everyone to use.

With that kind of attention to detail, this could easily be my favourite lounge for use during domestic transfers at this point of time via Mumbai

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#redcarpettrip: GVK First Class Lounge: Mumbai CSIA Terminal 2

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On the first leg of the #redcarpettrip, we were going to be travelling from Mumbai to Singapore on the Singapore Airlines Suites Class. This brought us an invitation to the First Class Section of the Mumbai Airport’s GVK Lounge.

Look inside to find details of the premium experience this lounge has set-up for all their patrons, including white-glove dining and a spa experience.

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#redcarpettrip: Pranaam Meet & Assist Service, Mumbai Terminal 2

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Mumbai Airport’s operator GVK offers a meet-and-greet service at the airport called Pranaam.

We used this service on departure for the #redcarpettrip from Mumbai, and were able to book these complimentary on account of our Citi Prestige Credit card which provides free MAAS services around Asia-Pacific at designated airports for Citi Prestige Credit Card holders.

Upcoming is a review of the service we experienced at Departure.

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Review: Clipper Lounge, Terminal 2, Mumbai

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Introduction Check-in: Clipper Lounge, Terminal 2, Mumbai Airborne: Flight 9W228 (BOM-BRU), Jet Airways, Premiere (A332) Hotel Manhattan, Rotterdam Hotel Sheraton Brussels Airport, Brussels Check-in: Jet Airways Lounge, Brussels Airborne: Flight 9W227 (BRU-BOM), Jet Airways, Premiere (A333) Update: New Lounge as of February 2014 is covered here. I intended to arrive at the Mumbai Airport Terminal 2 in good time for this trip. Part of the reason for that was that I had just gotten done with a long day with a client, and I wanted to relax and be at ease on my flight, since I was going to slip into work as soon as I landed up in the Netherlands post my flight. However, the whole expectation of having…

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Flying from BOM/DEL to get cheaper January 2013 onwards!

You remember that everytime you travel from Mumbai or Delhi airports, you pay a Development Fee, which is going directly to construction or development of future facilities but will not gain you comfort today? Mumbai airport levies Rs. 100 and Rs. 600 on each domestic and international passenger as Airport Development Fee. Delhi charges Rs. 200 and Rs. 1,300 as ADF from every domestic and international outbound flyer along with a user development fee (UDF) of Rs 196 to Rs 1,068 from all flyers, including incoming ones. The combined impact of these two fees has made Delhi among the most expensive airports in the world, leading to airlines dropping the swanky airport from their plans over the past year. The…

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A Thai Vacay: British Airways Galleries Lounge, Mumbai (BOM)

Introduction Check-in: British Airways Galleries Lounge, Mumbai Check-in: Clipper Lounge First Class, Mumbai Airborne: Flight CX 750 (BOM-BKK), Cathay Pacific, Economy Millennium Hilton Hotel, Bangkok Around Bangkok Hilton Hotel, Pattaya Around Pattaya Radisson Suites, Bangkok Check-in: Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge, Bangkok Check-in: British Airways/Qantas First Class Lounge, Bangkok Check-in: Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, Bangkok Air-borne: Flight CX 709 (BKK-BOM), Cathay Pacific, Economy Conclusion My flight on Cathay Pacific was a 5:20 AM flight, which basically meant a night without sleep to make it to the plane. So, instead of screwing up sleep totally, I decided to arrive at the airport early enough to be able to grab a bite at the airport for a late-night dinner, and…

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