From today, you would be asked to provide your government ID when you book your air tickets like good old IRCTC days.  The government hasn't even finalized all the rules like GST or demonetization but does that even matter? The No-Fly rules, which will see the final implementation by the Ministry of Civil Aviation from Friday, will no longer allow booking of...
Jet Airways and American Express have already posted 20% sale twice last month. They are back again at it for 3rd time. However, the sale is 15% this time. But there is a difference. Till now all the sale were for 3 days. This time the sale is for the entire month of February. Lucky clients! Time to make...
I am not sure how this is going to play out. Does it really have any merit to the network? I don't understand Qatar investing in Indigo. The only way this would work is that Indigo would have to become a full-service airline which would entirely change the landscape. They could take a holding in Spicejet which is so small that...
Last year, in August 2016, JetPrivilege introduced carrier charges as a part of a wider overhaul of the entire program. At that point of time, an amount of INR 200 upwards was added to redemption tickets on Jet Airways, to be passed on to Jet Airways. The chart shown is pre-GST Era, however, everything went up 18% on the...
Jet Airways has changed their rules for web check-in. This feature hasn't rolled out completely yet and hence different users might have a different experience. However, on the official site, this is the information that has been provided. Jet Airways check-in charges This essentially confirms their position on the issue. You can now check-in 48 hours prior as well, to have...
Emirates has launched a new promotion that is open to all Skywards members that are eligible to earn double elite qualifying tier miles. Remember Flex fare is the most expensive fares of the class. Hence you have to shell out more money for the same flight. However, if you want to achieve a tier with Emirates that results being...
For Airbnb customers with an appetite for frequent-flyer points, it’s been more famine than feast. Notwithstanding the obvious linkage between on-the-road accommodations and other travel services, Airbnb, which boasts 2.5 million residential properties in 191 countries, is a partner in just three airline programs. Airbnb is on massive expansion globally and is trying to connect with most obvious partners to...
Etihad has been cost cutting to no end lately, and it looks like that’s now being extended to their frequent flyer program, Etihad Guest.  The reason being their 3 airlines have almost disappeared and filed for bankruptcy such as Air Berlin, Alitalia and Niko. They have sold Etihad region partner to another airline. Ofcourse American Electronic ban didn't help their...
Air Asia is providing base fare of Rs 99 for domestic flights The travel period under the offer will be between May next year and January 2019 AirAsia India is a 51:49 joint venture between Tata Sons and AirAsia. The tickets under the sale offer will remain open for bookings from 2130 hours today to November 19, through the...
There were 10 Airports with 10 residents Airlines that were originally affected by Electronic ban. As the term got popular in trending media - it was written with hashtag #ElectronicBan.  Last week TSA authority came up with a solution that allowed removal of the electronic ban.  Yesterday Etihad was the first of 10 airlines that got relief from the ban. On July...
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