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Air China to launch Shanghai flights from San Jose

There seems to be a flurry of Chinese airlines applying to grab airline routes given the first come first serve policy that only allows one airline to fly a route, the notable exception being Air China which is the de-facto state airline. Air China has now gone ahead and applied for flying rights to fly from Shanghai to San Jose, three times a week. Given that both the cities have a huge technology centre connection, the flight may prove really popular. The airline intends to start flying using an Airbus A330 from June onwards pending Department of Transportation (DOT) approval. As one of Bay Area’s 3rd airport, this can prove to be a good alternative to flying to other airports especially SFO. Conclusion: Even though they…

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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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