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Weekly Roundup : February 28, 2016

Hello from Mumbai. I have been extremely busy all of this week, but Ajay in spite of a busy week did manage to cover a variety of topics. So, here is a quick round up from the week gone by. Credit Cards Citi Prestige Credit Card offers a British Airways Executive Club upgrade, enabling Ajay to get a 2-year oneworld Emerald status. Also, there are changes the changes in benefits Citi Prestige is implementing April onwards. Among other things, the Gold upgrade status on Etihad is going away. 2 years of OneWorld Emerald with the Citi Prestige Credit Card Citi Prestige benefits changing w.e.f. April 2016 Loyalty Program News Jet Airways has published adjustments to its partner award charts effective this April, the result being we will need a lot…

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Weekly Roundup: January 31, 2016

Hello from Mumbai, where we are rounding up the first month of 2016.

It has been a week catching up on some loyalty program news, including Air India dropping a devaluation bomb but also about the #redcarpettrip and other content which we have added to the blog. Also, there is a big JPMiles Giveaway inside.

Here is hoping you will find the posts useful.

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Back at the Lounge: March 1, 2015

Hello from Mumbai. Its gorgeous weather around here so I decided to stay in the city itself and lounge around. Here is a recap of the posts from last week, just in case you missed something: News: Vistara has big plans. They will soon offer IFE on their planes, and hope to fly long haul all the way to the USA someday. Hotel Programs: Starwood has announced their 2015 category changes. India will get lot many downgrades hence cheaper award stays. Starwood has also entered into a partnership with Uber. Great way to earn SPG points. Tips & Tricks: I made a massive mistake by booking a wrong ticket. Here is how to get out of such a hot soup.…

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Back at the Lounge: February 22, 2015

Hello from Mumbai, where I just got back in after a quick overnight trip from Pune. I hope everyone enjoyed the nice victory of India in the Cricket World Cup today. Here is a recap of the posts from last week, just in case you missed something: The Novice Perspective: Shipra wrote this evening about how she is enjoying maximising hotel promotions. Miles & Points: Etihad Airways is offering Gold Elite tier status matches Etihad Guest offering 25% bonus on transfer of Amex Reward points Club Vistara is offering 2x Club Vistara points to try out their Premium Economy class News: Jet Airways is trying out the implementation of Mobile Boarding Passes at the Bangalore Airport. Air India: Air India…

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Back at the Lounge: February 15, 2015

Hello from Mumbai, I am just back from a lovely 2 days in Mussoorie. I hope all of you enjoyed the big cricket match at the Cricket World Cup today. Here is a recap of the posts from last week, just in case you missed something: The Novice Perspective Shipra, the first contributor to the blog, wrote this morning about how she was learning the ropes of maximising hotel loyalty programs. Jet Privilege JetPrivilege is on a roll! They just made it easier to get you elite status, without taking away anything! I wonder when is JetPrivilege announcing a counter offer to Vistara’s new flights. Air India Flying Returns Air India Flying Returns is giving away a free ticket on…

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Back at the Lounge: February 8, 2015

Hello from Mumbai, where I’m writing in from my new pad where I moved in last week. Since I was in the midst of moving homes, I was not able to put out a recap of the week. Hence, a double week summary for all of you. I hope you’d be able to find the posts of your interest: The Novice Perspective Say hello to Shipra, who is the first contributor to the blog. She has written in her second post about airport lounges. Do encourage her with feedback and comments. Air India Flying Returns Air India became a member of the Star Alliance last year. However, they can’t seem to get it right about how to use Air India…

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