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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Hilton continues 2x points as its promotion till 31 December 2016

In July this year, Hilton HHonors announced its Unlimited Bonus promotion for stays till 31 August 2016, which offered 2x points at all properties. No exclusions. This was largely the same as the Double your HHonors promotion for the first quarter of 2016 - the only difference being that the Q1 promotion offered a choice of points or miles.

Now, the promotion through the rest of this calendar year has been announced, and it will also be a 2x points promotion at all Hilton HHonors properties, with no exclusions.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

SPG Hot Escapes for 24 August 2016 announced

SPG has announced its latest list of Hot Escapes hotels, which are basically a selection of hotels hand-picked by SPG and made available at a reasonable to significant discount. Hot Escapes hotels are usually available at a discount of at least 15-20%, and going all the way up to 30-35%, but need to be booked by the Saturday. The deals are usually open for stays up to 6 weeks from the date they are announced.

Jet Airways' 72 hour sale now open

Jet Airways has announced a 72-hour sale valid for bookings between 24 August and 26 August 2016, for travel on or after 14 September 2016. This sale is valid for domestic economy class only. Here's our take on the promotion.

A rather unusual offer for up to 130,000 Etihad Guest miles

I received this peculiar offer from Etihad in my mail a couple of days back, and I thought it was worth sharing, even if the target audience for this one could be rather limited (or am I out of touch with reality?). The offer is for either 80,000 or 130,000 Etihad Guest miles, if you sign up for one of two eligible subscriptions to The World's Finest Clubs. Here's more about this rather unusual offer...

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The irony of Starwood's next promotion...and the silver lining (of sorts)

Starwood's current promotion - Triple Up - wasn't spectacular, but at least it was something. They've managed to beat their own current low, with the next promotion which starts 12 September 2016, called More For You. Read on to find out why that's is clearly a misnomer!

Another India Based Airline to start flying international - Guess Which One ??

Indian Aviation has some very archaic rules about domestic airlines being able to fly international routes, rules that tend to favour international airlines more than our domestic airlines - but it seems another airline has finally managed to break this barrier - Go Air, India's fifth largest airline, with almost 8% market share has finally been given the go ahead to fly international routes.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Indian civil aviation's colonial baggage, IHG's promotions, an alliance for Vistara, and more

...or, The week that was - 21 August 2016.

It seems safe to say that this was IHG's week, with all that they've announced in terms of promotions, etc. So here's a round up of the week that was - a summary of posts on this blog as also other things travel, aviation, points and miles that we found interesting.Hope you had a great week, and here's wishing you the very best in the next one!

Buy Hilton HHonors points with a mystery discount - up to 50% off in some cases

Seems to be the times for points sales. Yesterday, we wrote about IHG Rewards Club's points sale with a bonus of up to 80%. Here's a Hilton HHonors promotion this time, with a mystery discount, going up to 50%. The promotion is valid till 16 September 2016. Is this worth going for? Find out below.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

IHG points sale with up to 80% bonus

IHG has been rather active this year with selling points, and continues to do so with a personalised bonus offer that is open to all members. This time, the bonus is up to 80%, and is available for purchase up to 9 September 2016. Here's more, and my view on should you buy points at this price.

Is Air Vistara joining a global alliance?

Alright, let me start by saying - this is complete speculation on my part. But I'm wondering if Vistara will soon join a global airline alliance? Well, maybe not in the immediate future, but perhaps in the short term, like say 2 years?