Last Week At The Lounge: February 2, 2019

Hello from Doha everyone. I just landed here this morning, with yet another excellent flight with Qatar Airways on board the QSuites. Check out my first experience with the QSuites last year while I write up this one. I got on the plane with a heavy heart, however, hearing the sad news of one of our own, Sq. Ldr. Samir Abrol, passing away yesterday in a deadly sortie. Blue Skies Sam, wherever you are.

Top Stories

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Our Top Story of the week was also our Reader Success Story. A reader of LFAL went to Singapore, in comfort with his family, without having to spend on the hotels and flights.  To help many more of you get set with your miles and points, we are keeping a discount on the upcoming Mileage Mentor MasterClass through this weekend.

News & Views

Thailand EVisa

For those of you who love your luxury, many great hotels are coming up in India in the coming months. We put out a list of the ones to expect. Additionally, Thailand made it very easy this week to get a visa for their country (even more accessible, you see!). Many new routes coming up, and many other new features launched this week.


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I review the Conrad Centennial Singapore, which is a fabulous Singapore hotel, recently renovated and had a great product to offer. Check it out.

Cards & Rewards

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If you missed out on the sweet deal of getting a free American Express Credit Card, then it is now ongoing on two credit cards now. Check it out and have your pick. You can then use the Amex to get 10X points on Insurance this quarter, more points for adding supplementary users and get a discounted MakeMyTrip Double Black Membership

That’s it from our side right now. I am hoping to see many of you at the Mileage Mentor MasterClass next weekend. Pick up that ticket on a discount now!

About Ajay

Ajay Awtaney is the Founder and Editor of Live From A Lounge (LFAL), a pioneering digital platform renowned for publishing news and views about aviation, hotels, passenger experience, loyalty programs, travel trends and frequent travel tips for the Global Indian. He is considered the Indian authority on business travel, luxury travel, frequent flyer miles, loyalty credit cards and travel for Indians around the globe. Ajay is a frequent contributor and commentator on the media as well, including ET Now, BBC, CNBC TV18, NDTV, Conde Nast Traveller and many other outlets.

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