Vistara is a joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airlines. However, till now that was just in the name. There were no signs of Singapore Airlines when you flew with Vistara. Only you could see that Vistara was a partner with Silk Air (A low-cost division of Singapore Airlines again) and Singapore Airlines. However, you couldn't use your points...
Vistara has been running a campaign to get more people to switch business to them, and as a part of that, they’d be willing to offer Vistara Platinum as well. To be eligible to get Vistara Platinum, you need to be an existing Elite with another airline (Gold or Platinum tier).   Till now it didn't make sense for me to...
Jet Airways hung its last boot in April 2019. Since then JetPrivilege has been without any airline that it can be part of. Jetprivilege started as a loyalty program for Jet Airways customers and for the most part, it remained predominantly just that. In 2012, Etihad bought a 51% stake in the program....
I just received an email from American Express Card that they were discontinuing services at Terminal 1 (Old terminal). On further digging, I learnt that Carnation lounge is shutting down. As most of the full-fare careers fly out of Terminal 2 now and only low cost airlines fly out of Terminal 1. Low-cost airlines don't offer lounge access and members...
Beginning in 2015, Jet Airways launched Low Fares campaign where they promised that if price difference was more than Rs 250 ( One-way Domestic) Rs 500 (Round Trip) Rs 1000 (International Trip outside India) If you book same class fare on domestic with same class on Jet Airways or if you find a cheaper fare, if your flight originates from India on the...
Last year Jet Airways decided to allow Indians to enjoy lovely wide body aircraft on domestic network. Any avgeek in their salt would want to jump the opportunity without flashing passport. Sometimes they are available for really cheap prices.  I went ahead and tried 2 of the products. You can read the review of Airbus A332 here and A333 here....
Etihad buys 8 Airlines On May 2, Alitalia, Italy’s chronically unprofitable national carrier, requested “Special Administration.” That’s the Italian/European equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States. Within the span of 2 months, Air Berlin also filed for the same. The whole episode started because Mr. James Hogan (as CEO Of Etihad) in 2011 decided to speed up the growth...
Incident A My father and mother traveled by Jet Airways on 2nd January from Delhi to Mumbai. I recommended them to upgrade using their points as they would be hungry when they board the flight. My parents took my advice and upgraded themselves to business class. Jet Airways charges 10500 points per person for an upgrade on that particular sector. Instead...
Prologue It was when I heard they are flying Airbus 330 on domestic sector in India. It is the only flight that has a reverse herringbone business class product in India. It became my top priority to review this product and get on it as soon as possible. I used my Jet Airways’ upgrade voucher to upgrade to Premier Class....
Like all aviation fans, i was surprised to read that Air India made any profit last year especially the dire condition that airlines run on. Air India is one true example of how Airline is spoiled and can not be controlled due to unparralled beauracracy having controlling stakes in India. They use taxpayer's money to save the Airlines. Only...