Now most of the Indian OTA are providing free cancellation for domestic flights if you pay them Rs 100 extra.  All the airlines are charging way over that amount to cancel the tickets. This deal makes loyalist like me change all local bookings to OTA instead of using the main site.  Today, only for Jet Airways you lose 250 JPMiles which...
On July 1, was clutching it seats as the GST was going to be implemented. We wrote about the effect of GST on your Indian Travel back then.  However, there is a massive difference in the way GST is being implemented from the provided guidelines. Different brands are approaching GST differently. Normally, in simpler rules, if your hotel room is under...
Ever faced with an absurd situation where the airline has left you stranded on the airport for an extended period of time at the airport without your own fault? You were left waiting for the moment when you will get to be on the flight to your destination? Your perfect vacation ruined because last minute - you were not allowed...
Indian Airlines network is becoming more global every day.  Indian carriers are creating different alliances and new pacts every day.  Air India is part of Star Alliance Jet Airways is nearing itself to Skyteam members and is part of Etihad Partners group. Vistara is joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airlines Jet Airways recently signed metal neutrality pact with Air...
Earlier, When I wanted to capitalize on any offer in a massive way - I would use something called Mattress Run. I would check into multiple hotels and get credit score for all of them. My runs would be based on the fact that I might be getting more value from the run than I am spending on the hotels. Like...
There are various ways to be upgraded and different airlines follows different systems. One answer doesn’t fit all the systems. Monetary upgrade A. Paying outright Basically, when you are checking in , ask about if there are any upsell offers. Mostly they do. They would charge you certain fee that is just a small percentage of revenue required. B. Bidding Many international airlines...
History of Indian luxury hospitality.  Indian hospitality has been renowned for centuries as we believed in a phrase "Atithi Devo Bhawa."  - The guest is the god. We treat our guests like God. However, Indian luxury hospitality doesn't have as illustrous past as European counterparts.  First Movers   Mr. Jamshethji Tata was the first person to open famous Taj Mahal hotel Mumbai in...
It is a common misconception that you would get cheaper ticket 100 days out. However, generally, the rule is that Airline is assured of the passenger on the future dated flight and they incentive you for providing them liquidity. There are other reasons too: When you are 100 days out, there are generally negligible amount of passenger booked on that...
When I was on the peak of my travel, I used to use major cities as hubs to get great tickets and avoid carrying baggage. I  I have already written a post about - are low-cost really as low-cost as they say they are? Types of low-cost Airlines World of low cost differs at various destinations. There is Indigo in India which...
Taj Innercircle just sent all its members email regarding that the Innercircle program has been enhanced and is all new again when really nothing much has changed. The earning ratio continues to be the same. So what has really changed? Taj InnerCircle is saying that they’ve simplified the earning rate for members. This is really nothing but just a percentage conversion of the...
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