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Ride and earn points along with SPG and Uber

Starwood has been at the forefront in innovating in the Hotel rewards space. Be it running creative partnerships with Emirates and Delta or the Make a Green Choice campaign to the setup of Starlabs to spur new ideas. Starwood has now gone a step further and setup an exciting collaboration to earn point while riding Uber. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Uber is an innovative technology start-up that is disrupting the way the taxi industry works. It has offerings for all ends of the taxi segments ranging from normal cabs to the super luxurious cars. This tie-up is now all the more reason for me to ride with Uber more often. I am in love with Uber for the way they have solved…

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Dubai Airport ‘flash mob’ is a really cool way to promote their new card

Dubai Airport recently launched the DXB Connect package product for travelers coming to Dubai or in transit, the package which consist of a prepaid travel card, a SIM card and discount coupons. The event which saw 55 dancers break into a well choreographed dance routine at the Sheikh Rashid Terminal has become an internet sensation and also seemed to have caught the passengers during its filming quite startled. Check out the video yourself at the link given below.

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Malaysia Airlines and Air France to launch new A380 services

Malaysia Airlines is planning to start its A380 service from KL-London Heathrow from 2nd July 2012, As per the information provided at Airlineroute.net The 503 seater aircraft will be operating 3 times a week service initially and switch to daily service from 15th August 2012. The reservation for the same is open and the schedule will be as follows: Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow MH002     KUL      2340 – 0550+1    LHR MH003     LHR     1200 – 0725+1     KUL The airline has opted for a 3 cabin configuration with 8 First Class seats on the Lower deck, 52 Business Class seats on the Upper deck and 96 Economy seats on the Upper Deck and 347 Economy seats on the Lower deck. For more details check out…

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Emirates to add more flights to USA, has ambitious growth plans in the coming years

Emirates, the world’s biggest international airlines plans to start serving the US cities of Dallas and Seattle from 2012 onwards. As per the Bloomberg report, Emirates will begin daily services from Dubai to Dallas starting Feb. 2 and to Seattle from March 1 and may add cities including Atlanta,Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington very soon. The airline plans to serve these routes using an A380 of which it has placed an order of nearly 90 and intends to add more in the Dubai Airshow to be held in November this year. The airline seems to be betting bigtime on the A380’s which will add nearly 45,000 seats to its network, it recently started the first scheduled flight to Africas with a regular flight to Johannesburg. Even in the…

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Singapore Airlines to operate B777-300 on SIN-DEL and SIN-DXB routes

Singapore Airlines just announced today that they will be operating B777-300 on the SIN-DEL and SIN-DXB route starting this September. This is great news for travelers as these aircraft sport the latest and one of the best cabin product on offer in all the classes. The aircrafts are configured with 18 First, 49 Business and 265 Economy seats. The seat map can be found here. This was a long pending move given the amount of traffic that is on these routes and with competing airlines giving tough competition, Singapore Air has raised the bar for others to follow. I’m planning to check out one these birds soon. Hope to get a report on the same.

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