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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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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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Etihad brings in changes to its Frequent Flyer program

Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the UAE, announced changes to its Frequent Flyer program, Etihad Guest. The changes most of which come into effect from 9th October 2011 look to be fairly positive and are as follows: The mileage values for redemption and upgrades have been changed on a route-by-route basis, for example: redemption on flights between London and Abu Dhabi will be reduced from 120,000 miles to 110,452 whereas a First Class redemption between Abu Dhabi and Sydney will increase from 195,000 miles to 242,741, how they arrived on those wacky numbers is anybodys guess. From 21st September 2011 onwards  one can upgrade to First Class using their Etihad Guest miles regardless of the tier level of membership. All Economy class tickets would now be eligible…

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