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...
I consider myself dirtbag cheap at times. I would save the very pretty dime and I am one of the last people who want to part with their dime. I would fight to negotiate till the last penny. I have slept on streets, Mcdonald’s or airport at nights. I have crossed countries border to buy food as it was too...
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...
Thanks to initiation of Modi govt, drive to acquire passport is becoming easier by the day. Govt has opened over 50 centers where you can submit your passport applications. There are disadvantages on short term.  Disadvantages  1. Long waiting time at passport center as there is an acute shortage of employees. 2. Earlier it was easy to acquire a date at passport...
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...
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...
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When to use an OTA (Online Travel Agency) and when not to? (Hotel edition) There are so many websites which are popular and they act as inter-agencies, providing you access to locals by connecting them to your destination.  Makemytrip, GoIbibo, Expedia, Yatra are all OTAs. They keep offering you fantastic saving of x% on booking hotel with them.  They are usually true. A lot of...
The problem with the most traveler is that they see the short term prices and not the long-term. If you going to keep searching for the cheapest hotels, flights and deals for short term, you would never be able to get the absolute best deals. You would never be able to maximize a trip because you are not able to...
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...
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...
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