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Vistara 10% cashback with Citibank Credit Cards this weekend

Citibank and Vistara are running a joint promotion this weekend, where bookings made with a Citibank Credit Card on www.airvistara.com, will get you a 10% cashback for up to INR 2000 per booking. The promotion is valid for bookings made between April 10, 2015 to April 12, 2015. Vistara is a good full-service airline, and I flew on their inaugural flight. I’d fly them again if it fits my schedules. The details on the promotion are present on the Citibank website, and are listed as under: Offer details: 10% cash back at www.airvistara.com. 10% cash back capped to Rs.2000 per transaction. Maximum four (4) transactions allowed per credit card. Cash back to be credited by/before 31st May 2015 in customer’s…

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Now you can earn KrisFlyer miles for Vistara flights

One of the first discussions that happened after the launch of Vistara, was the close affinity that Vistara and Singapore Airlines share, and hence the fact that they will partner in terms of a loyalty program engagement. At the launch event in December 2014, the airline did announce Singapore Airlines/Silk Air as one of their first partners, and when I recently discussed Club Vistara with them, they indicated a partnership was coming soon. And it happened a couple of days back. From 30th of March 2015, there is a partnership which is live between Vistara and Singapore Airlines, which allows for the fliers on one airline to earn miles on the other’s frequent flyer program. Here is how you can…

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1000 Club Vistara points for flying Delhi-Hyderabad return

Vistara, the new full-service Indian carrier, just took off less than 2 months ago, but they are launching destinations with a fast speed, and they are receiving A320’s pretty fast too. Just earlier this week, on Sunday, they started to fly between Delhi and Hyderabad, and for a limited time, which is somehow unmentioned how long, they are offering 1000 bonus Club Vistara points on the route for making a round-trip. Since there is no news on how does the redemption chart work on Vistara, I am not fully convinced yet on the value of accruing so many Vistara points, but I am sure they come handy some day soon. Any one of you flying Vistara on the new routes…

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Vistara’s plans ahead: IFE & flights to USA/Europe

Vistara is perhaps one of the most keenly watched airline in India in a long while, all because they are the only new full-service carrier to have launched in the past few years in India. One of their innovation is the launch of a Premium Economy class, which I consider an Economy+ category. Now, I’ve reviewed the first flight of Vistara as well, and gone into the details of their frequent flyer program over and over again. However, two new pieces of information have emerged about their plans over the weekend. Firstly, the SimpliFlying blog reports that Vistara is almost ready to make an announcement on provision of Inflight Entertainment on their domestic segments: There will also be an imminent…

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Vistara offering 2x Club Vistara points to try out Premium Economy

Vistara launched a new product in the Indian domestic aviation market, which is the Premium Economy cabin, and was never seen in Indian aviation before. However, initial feedback has not seen enough great reviews and the travellers have found it to be a glorified Economy Plus rather than Premium Economy. You can read my review of the inaugural flight here. To encourage more people to try out the Premium Economy offering, Vistara is now offering 2x points on Club Vistara to passengers who fly on Premium Economy between February 5, 2015 to March 5, 2015. Here is how Club Vistara earning and burning works. All Premium Economy flights across the network are eligible for the offer, and the promotional bonus…

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Vistara to fly to Goa & Hyderabad from Delhi

Vistara, the new full service airline, had initially planned out schedules till February 15 only. However, in the new schedules, which are now open, at least till March 30, 2015, they are adding Goa and Hyderabad as the two new stations from Delhi. Vistara will add Delhi-Goa-Delhi direct flights 1x daily from February 20, 2015, and will add Delhi-Hyderabad-Delhi direct flights 2x daily from March 1, 2015. Both these flights are now available for booking on www.airvistara.com and other travel portals. Here is the schedule Vistara will offer till the end of the Winter Schedule. I flew Vistara on the day of its launch, and I find it to be a good economy product if you can find a reasonable…

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March 2015 onwards, you can earn KrisFlyer miles for Vistara flights

This was a no-brainer to have happened. As one of the parents of Vistara, Singapore Airlines was always going to use its own reach to allow for Vistara to gain traffic in India. And one of the tools for that is the frequent flyer program. Last few weeks, I’ve covered the earn and burn aspects of Club Vistara, which is the loyalty program for Vistara. Just this morning the airlines (Singapore Airlines and Vistara) have announced that the flyers on both the airlines will be able to earn miles/points on taking flights on the other partner with effect from March 2015. For redemptions on the other partner, it will be possible from May 2015 onwards. KrisFlyer members will be able…

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Club Vistara to have chart-based redemptions

Ever since Vistara took wings, one of the questions I’ve been asked is how does the loyalty program, Club Vistara, work? I’ve been able to piece together the earning part of Club Vistara. Eventually, since there were no hints or announcements about how does redemptions on Club Vistara work, I reached out to Vistara executives to ask about the redemption plans for Vistara’s loyalty program. To put it in context, there are 3 kinds of loyalty program models prevailing in the industry: Mileage based: Where you earn miles basis number of miles you fly, usually 100% of miles flown, and redeem on the airline metal or other airlines using a chart which calculates what is the price for a redemption.…

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