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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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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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Earn Club Vistara points on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights

Club Vistara (CV) is the frequent flyer miles program of the TATA-Singapore Airlines joint venture airline in India. The airline seems to be very aggressively rolling out tie-ups with its parent company and the subsidiaries, which is a clear sign of its intent to fly abroad soon. Vistara has won rave reviews about its quality of service although it is yet to get more traction in terms of market share as it still seems to be busy adding new routes although load factor seems to be an area of concern. Vistara has announced that from March 30, 2015, Club Vistara members would be able to earn Club Vistara points on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights. The number of points to be credited will be calculated…

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