Last Week At The Lounge: November 3, 2018

Hello everyone from Mumbai. We’re just a few days away from Diwali, and our continued coverage of all the Diwali promotions in travel and rewards space should help you to get even more value out of your Diwali shopping this year. As I write this post, I’m indulging in a bit of e-tail therapy myself. You can meanwhile catch up on all things related to travel and more in our weekly roundup.

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Entrance GVK Lounge West Wing Mumbai International Airport Terminal 2

Jet Airways premium cabin passengers and JetPrivilege elites got a rude shock earlier this week when they came to know that lounge access at Mumbai has been revoked ‘temporarily’. ICICI Bank introduced a new Amazon co-branded card where you can earn up to a 5% cashback in the form of AmazonPay Balance. None of us at LiveFromALounge have received the invite yet, but that doesn’t stop us to go shopping.

Also, our roundup of ongoing hotel promotions for November 2018 is live. Make sure to check it out before you book your next hotel stay. Who knows, you might find a great promotion or deal you did not know of before.

News and Views

Last week we woke up to the tragic crash of LionAir Flight JT610 off the coast of Indonesia. This crash marks the first hull loss of the Boeing 737 MAX. On the other hand, Singapore Airlines has confirmed that they’ll be flying directly to Seattle from Singapore. This will be the sixth ultra long haul US route under Singapore Airlines’ belt. We also learned that close to 1,85,000 credit cards were compromised during a British Airways hack early this year.

Cards and Rewards

ihg bonus points offer

Get 2X JPMiles when you use your Jet Airways ICICI Visa co-branded credit cards for international spends through January 31, 2019. IHG ran a excellent offer where select corporate members needed to only stay ten nights at any of IHG’s properties to hit top-tier status. Missed this promotion? You can still get 2,000 Bonus IHG points/night when you book the breakfast rate for your upcoming stays.

Deals with Appeal

jet airways diwali sale

Jet Airways is out with their Diwali sale with up to 30% discounted fares on domestic and international routes. You get 20% off on onboard duty-free shopping as well. Both Flipkart and Amazon are out with new sales which has some fantastic offers. Make sure to stack them up with credit card promotions to get more discounts and cash backs.

Diwali Dhamaka Promotions

We have been covering all these exciting offers for you to benefit from this festive season, so here is hoping you are maximising points earning and savings this season!

Mileage Mentor MasterClass

We’re conducting the Mileage Mentor MasterClass one last time at Mumbai later this month. Make sure to grab a spot soon. And as this is the festive season, pick up your tickets with our special offer.

Here’s wishing you all a happy and safe Diwali!

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