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KrisFlyer updates regarding TAM Airlines and US Airways

Given that from 31 March 2014 onward, TAM Airlines and US Airways will no longer be members of Star Alliance. KrisFlyer sent across an update informing the changes with regards to accrual and redemption while flying these two airlines. Redemption for normal members will stop from 31st March 2014 onward on both airlines, although PPS Club and KrisFlyer members can continue to submit retroactive mileage claims for US Airways-operated flights until 31 January 2015. Also redemption bookings confirmed before 1 August 2014 for travel on/after 1 August 2014 will be honored or re-accommodated by US Airways for a period of 360 days. Overall there is still a long way to go for redeeming your miles but I won’t be the one redeeming my KrisFlyer on…

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Valentines day Singapore style

So here I am in Singapore for the Singapore Airshow 2014 and will be writing more about it in the coming days. But today being Valentines day, it’s a different theme both at the Airshow and the Changi Airport. Earlier this morning, travelers passing through Changi Airport Terminal 3 were serenaded by Singapore Airlines Cabin Crew with a medley of love songs to celebrate Valentine’s Day! They also received special gifts ranging from handmade batik roses to chocolates.  You can check out the video here The airshow witnessed the wedding photo shoot of the #AvGeeks. You can read more about it here. Post by Official Singapore Airshow.

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Etihad ups its stake to 19.9% in Virgin Australia

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has upped its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings to 19.9% through a number of  market purchases it had made in these last few weeks. Etihad has been on a stake acquisition spree in the past few years as a strategy to build up a network to compete with bigger middle eastern competitors of the likes of Emirates and Qatar Airlines. The airline has built up equity stakes in Air Berlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Aer Lingus, will acquire 49% of Air Serbia from January 2014 and, subject to regulatory approval, will acquire 24% of India’s Jet Airways. Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia have a ten-year strategic partnership that helps code-sharing on flights, joint sales…

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Etihad all set for its India push

Etihad is trying to make the most of the bilateral pact signed between India and Abu Dhabi that allows it to expand the current allocation of 13,600 seats on flights between the two countries to a whopping 50,000. In a statement made by the airline, it stated its intention to use a wide-body Airbus A340-600 aircraft on one of the two daily flights to Mumbai and the wide-body A330-200 aircraft on one of the two daily flights to Delhi. Not only that ,the airline will also operate a larger aircraft which can seat 174 passengers instead of the 136-seater deployed currently on its daily flight to Chennai. This capacity increase is going to be in addition to the Jet Airways flights that will now be using…

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SingaporeAir Boeing 747-400 farewell flight on 6th April 2012

Singapore Airlines will commemorate the retirement of the legendary Boeing 747-400 from its fleet by running a special flight on the 6th of April 2012 from Singapore to Hong Kong and back. One can go ahead and make a request for booking SIN-HKG and HKG-SIN flights, I’m sure seats on the flight will be taken up very very fast so you really need ASAP. The Packages offered for the Ex-SIN flight as mentioned on the website are:   And the ex-HKG packages as mentioned on the website are   I’m personally looking forward to be on atleast one of these flights and am sure with all the aviation enthusiasts on board it’s really going to be one hell of a ride. Singapore Airlines has created…

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Air Asia to discontinue flights to Europe and India

Malaysian long haul carrier Air Asia X has planned to scrap its unprofitable routes to Europe and India. The carrier that is planning to list itself in the near future independently from its low cost pioneer parent Air Asia, is ceasing operations to Mumbai from January 2012, while services to New Delhi, London and Paris will cease in March 2012. The airline is citing weak European economy/reduced demand, continued high fuel prices and high airport and government taxes including 1 Jan 2012 carbon tax as the reasons for discontinuation of its services. London and Paris were the only European destinations that the low carrier was flying and this effectively puts an end to its ambitions to fly to those sectors unless the current European crisis…

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“Scoot” will it prove to be a game changer?

Finally the talk of the town has become a reality, Singapore Airlines unveiled its Long Haul Low Cost Carrier “Scoot”. Singapore Airlines plans to tackle the recent onslaught of Low Cost Carriers eating up its market pie with its new offering upto 40% cheaper fares than full service carriers. Scoot plans to begin operations in mid-2012 with 4 Boeing 777-200 purchased from parent Singapore Airlines for operating to various destinations in the booming markets of Australia and China, It aims to have about 50 pilots and 250 cabin crew by the end of next year all of whom will be hired from outside and plans to operate 14 aircraft by the middle of this decade. The airline will operate from Changi Airport’s terminal 2, offering…

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Qantas halts operations in the wake of union strike

Australian national carrier Qantas has cancelled ALL its flights until further notice. This kind of reaction to a union strike is unprecedented and has effectively led to grounding of the entire fleet. The airline advises its customers that “customers booked on Qantas flights should not go to the airport until further notice and should contact their local Qantas office for further assistance”. Qantas Link and Jetstar flights would continue to operate as normal. This brings the Qantas management head-on with the striking unions which have been striking in demand for better wages. With this the battle is now out in open and it can be expected that the Government of Australia may step in soon to mediate between the workers and the management and will…

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Virgin Atlantic eyeing to combine with BMI

As reported by Businessweek earlier, Virgin Atlantic CEO, Steve Ridgway said that the airline is actively looking to combine with bmi British Midland International, this news comes in the wake of bmi slot sale to British Airways and Lufthansa CEO Christoph Franz indicating that the ailing airline maybe on the block. Should this combine become a reality, it would provide Virgin Atlantic with a much needed domestic reach in the European markets which would help it feed its International operations which would be much a needed booster shot for the airline that is also reviewing its plans to look for potential investors after the 49% stake holder Singapore Airlines sending feelers in the market about its stake sale in Virgin Atlantic itself. In the past…

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Singapore Airlines offers 50% redemption discount for selected flights

Singapore Airlines is offering 50% redemption discount on online redemptions for selected Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights in Business and Economy Class. The flights need to be booked between 26 September and 9 October 2011 and the travel needs to be completed between 1 October and 30 November 2011 to benefit from this promotion. The available destinations for this offer are: These discounts are available for both one-way and round-trip redemption but not for applicable for Upgrades. For more details check out the link here Overall I think is good promotion to grab seats one some really nice routes at a huge discount. So if you have any travel plans during the offer period or just want to experience the SQ luxury in the A380 and…

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