Last Week At The Lounge: March 3, 2019

Good Evening from Mumbai guys. I’ve had a pretty busy week here in Mumbai, as Shipra and I are getting ready for two back to back events. Not only is there the Mileage Mentor MasterClass in Delhi on March 16, for which we are working on a new promotion to give away one ticket free, but we also have announced the Points Purse in Mumbai, where we want to start bringing together the ladies of LiveFromALounge. It is much like Points & Pints, but just for the ladies. So, if you wish to attend the first breakfast meet in Mumbai next weekend, sign up here.

Now over to the Top Stories

News & Views

While we have been pursuing the frequent groundings of aircraft at Jet Airways, there are about 8 aircraft at GoAir which are not operating in India, and 3 in storage back in Toulouse. No one is asking questions about that. Bad news for Jet Airways passengers just got worse, since Air India and Vistara are refusing their stranded passengers now. Lot’s happened in the Pakistan Airspace which affected Indian aircraft as well last week.

Pakistan Airspace Update

Cards & Rewards

In terms of Cards & Rewards, this week saw the announcement of the Marriott Promotion for Q1 2019, although the launch was done terribly. American Express is continuing to do some great stuff in terms of rewards in the coming days. And ICICI Bank launched a new super-premium credit card.

Deals

In terms of deals, it was largely a dry week. But PayTM Flights is giving away lounge access. So check it out.

That’s it from us this week. But yet again, if you have not booked tickets for Mileage Mentor MasterClass Delhi, remember, prices go up in 2 days, and tickets are limited.

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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