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Buy JetPrivilege miles with 40% bonus

Jet Airways is running a promo under which you can get up to 40% bonus JetPrivilege miles when you buy them online on their website. The offer ends on 19th February 2016 and is tiered as follows: The example provided is self-explanatory although I don’t understand the logic of having so many tiers for bonuses. You can read more about the offer here and buy your miles here Conclusion: As is the case with speculative buying of miles, one should only avail them with specific redemptions in mind. Personally I am not looking to add any JP Miles for now, nor is this offer enticing enough. Should you be in need of topping up your account for your award travel then this offer may come in handy.…

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Etihad in talks to up stake in Jet Airways to 49%

Jet Airways are once again in news for the reasons related to Etihad. As per the report in Economic Times earlier today, the airline will be issuing convertible bonds worth $300-$400 million to pare down a part of its $1.7bn pile of debt. The transaction is expected to be finalized soon and would be potentially handing out Etihad a right to convert to up to 49% stake in the airline which is the maximum allowed stake for foreign airlines in the Indian carriers. It’s no secret that Etihad acquired the 24% stake in the beleaguered airline only to tap easily into the lucrative Indian passenger market and technically turn Jet into a feeder airline for its hub at Abu Dhabi. The strategy dubbed as the…

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Earn Singapore Airlines Krisflyer miles on Scoot and Tigerair flights

Singapore Airlines has been working hard in the last few months to bring its subsidiaries to become a part of the lucrative KrisFlyer program. Even though earlier this year in April, Singapore Airlines had made available redemption possibilities on these two carriers and also on its India partnership Vistara, but its low cost cousins were not part of the earning group. That is going to change now that Singapore Airlines will allow you to earn Krisflyer miles when you fly on Scoot and Tigerair. The catch here like all other programs is that they are only earned on premium bundles for their flights known as Scoot’s PlusPerks or Tigerair’s FlexiCombo bundles respectively. As per the airlines website- Scoot’s PlusPerks bundles give passengers benefits like ticket flexibility (the…

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Etihad and its partners offering triple and quadruple miles

Etihad seems to be running these multiple offers throughout the year on its own and its partner network loyalty programs whereby it offers double/triple/quadruple miles across various classes on its network. Etihad and its partners are now running an offer under which if you book your tickets on Etihad or one of its Etihad Airways Partners between September 14th and September 28th, 2015 to fly anytime from September 25th to December 15th, 2015, you will receive triple the miles normally earned in Business class and quadruple in First class. You can find more details about the offer here There is a similar offer doing rounds offering double miles on economy also but the reports that I have been getting is that offer may not be…

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50% miles back on JPMiles redemption with Jet Airways

Jet Airways is running a new promotion whereby you can get 50% of JPMiles back on each redemption made on flights operated by Jet Airways. For availing this offer you need to redeem your award on jetairways.com between July 15, 2015 to September 30, 2015 and travel between July 15, 2015 to September 30, 2015. The 50% returned miles will be credited into your account in about 3 – 4 weeks post your travel. The redemption is only valid for flights within India and does not apply on cabin upgrades. In case a member falls short of the JPMiles required for the award ticket on a particular sector, the member will need to purchase additional JPMiles on jetairways.com at INR 1.25 / mile (excluding taxes).…

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What does DGCA report reveal about state of India based airlines?

India based airlines can rarely be classified as truly low-cost carriers (LCC) and this is due to a mixture of the following facts: Government policy which does not allow spilt up pricing of each part such as baggage and other add-ons similar to what the Ryanair’s and Air Asia’s of the world do. Lack of availability or permission to use secondary airports where airport charges are a fraction of the big airports. It is due to continued policy paralysis that hasn’t allowed development of new airports in decades and has disallowed any up-gradation of other airfields that could be used by such carriers. Instead the government has always played catch up by using airstrips meant for defence use which results in further congestion and lack…

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Jet Airways and airberlin to offer reciprocal benefits to their frequent flyers

Etihad has been very aggressive in buying stakes in airlines around the world and this has led to it setting up an alliance like network of its own known as Etihad Airways Partners. The biggest benefit of this partner network is like other airline alliances; you can easily avail reciprocal benefits and earn miles when flying each on a program of your choice. The latest of the Etihad partners to connect together to offer reciprocal benefits are airberlin & Jet Airways. You can access airberlin’s web page for Jet Airways partnership here and Jet airways web page on airberlin partnership here. Starting 1st of June 2015, Airberlin Topbonus and Jet Airways JetPrivilege members are eligible to earn miles on flights with each other and to sweeten…

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Jet Airways pink slips 50 expat pilots

Given the December 2016 deadline set by the DGCA to phase out expat pilots, Jet Airways has gone ahead and aggressively pink slipped almost 50 expat pilots till date. This is in line with the airline’s cost cutting plans to get in shape and stop bleeding cash. The airline has been undergoing restructuring in all its departments ever since Etihad PJSC bought a 24% stake in the troubled airline. The airline which has written off its JetLite subsidiary (formerly Air Sahara) is now pushing itself as a full service only airline to attract more corporate customers who are willing to spend more for the comfort factor. Given that India has only a handful of full service airlines, this could be a good positioning for the…

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Bonus miles when you buy Jet Airways JPMiles

Ever since Etihad took a stake in the Jet Airways loyalty program, Jet Privilege, they seem to be running many mileage accumulation schemes. It seems like a way of enticing the frequent fliers by giving them more miles to fly more with them although I have found Jet Airways award availability to be really inconsistent and difficult to obtain. Now they have launched a new offer whereby you can buy 20% Bonus JPMiles when you purchase 3,000 or more JPMiles online at jetairways.com. You can buy the miles by going to the link here More details about the offer can be found here Apart from that Jet Airways is also running bonus mileage offers on flying its domestic sectors which is a good chance for people who…

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Indigo named in the Most Innovative companies list

Ever since I took my first flight with Indigo in August of 2006, I have been charmed by their efficiency and how they have been very using their innovative solutions to ensure consistent profitability in the chaotic Indian aviation sector. Recognizing this fact IndiGo has been named on the Most Innovative companies list by FastCompany ranked in 9th place. IndiGo has been at the forefront of innovation bringing in concepts like efficient fleet management and operational efficiencies which have yielded them excellent results and have also become the defining norms for every airline intending to operate in the Indian travel space which has traditionally been the fiefdom of mismanaged airlines like Air India, Kingfisher and Jet Airways. Now bear in mind that IndiGo isn’t like…

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