Last Week At The Lounge: February 10, 2019

Hello from Mumbai everyone. I’ve been gone all week for the CAPA conference in Doha, talking about Aeropolitical affairs. A trip to Doha gave me the chance to sneak out of the country in the comfort of the QSuites yet again, even though the 4 AM flight badgers my day. Coincidentally, I was in Doha on the day the Qatari Football Team got home after their win of the Asia Cup finals. They were given a hero’s welcome, and I was fortunate to be there at the right time.

Karan has been gone all week experiencing the IndiGo A321neo and The Leela Goa, so expect to hear from him in the coming week.

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News & Views

Jet Airways last week moved to make ticket cancellation and change charges dependant on when would you cancel them. Mumbai Airport eliminated boarding pass stamps finally, and EU banned an obscure airline flying between EU and India, leaving many Indians after low-cost travel stranded.

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Cards & Rewards

With the date for Marriott, nee Bonvoy transition to the new award chart finalised as of March 5, you have hardly any time to pick from these 11 fabulous properties near India and reserve them for yourself at 60,000 points a night. Also, American Express and HDFC Bank have some great promotions for International Spends coming up.

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Also, a quick announcement, Mileage Mentor MasterClass Delhi/NCR will return on March 16, 2019. Since these events sell out very quickly, we are launching pre-booking this time. Those who sign up for the pre-booking will get first preference for reserving their seat(s) and the amount pre-paid will be adjusted against their ticket. Click here to pre-book.

Have a good week ahead guys and safe travels.

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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