Last Week At The Lounge: October 27, 2018

Hello everyone from Mumbai. Dusshera went by last week which means Diwali is right around the corner. And with Diwali come some incredible deals. Airlines, hotels, banks… everyone wants a piece of the action. About time I start making my shopping list. You can meanwhile catch up on all things related to travel and more in our weekly recap.

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While it is difficult to answer the question about which is the best credit card out there, our list of Diwali Credit Cards promotions should help you supercharge your shopping experience. If you are still looking for an Amex credit card, the Membership Rewards Credit Card is now available for lifetime free! On top of that, you get money for signing up.

News and Views

a plane taking off from the ground

Air India will be (re)launching its direct flights between Mumbai and New York this winter. With whispers about a flight to Nairobi, the Maharaja hopes to carve a niche in the long-haul market. If you are flying to New York on Qatar Airways instead, you can experience the new A350-1000. Air India is Star Alliance, Qatar Airways is oneworld, Hertz is Skyteam!? Yes, apparently non-airlines could become alliance members as well.


Plaza Premium Lounge Rome

On her way back to Dubai, Rohini spent some time at the Plaza Premium Lounge at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. The lounge looks quite spacious and the alcohol options did not disappoint.

Cards and Rewards

hilton visa bonus

When it comes to credit cards, don’t stop at collecting bonus points. Double dip for even more! You can derive even more value out of the HDFC Happy hours promo by shopping at select partners. Staying at a Marriott hotel? Here’s your opportunity to earn United Miles as well. JetPrivilege on the other is running a very generous 70% conversion bonus promotion.

Deals with Appeal

Popular online shopping portals like Amazon and Flipkart ran another round of sales. What did you pick up there? IndiGo meanwhile was selling air tickets starting at INR 899. Ironic, as they blame competition for these rock-bottom airfares.

Mileage Mentor MasterClass

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

Have a great week ahead!

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