Tag Archives: Upgrades

Jet Airways upgrade vouchers to go digital

Jet Airways Airbus A330-300 VT-JWQ. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Full service carrier Jet Airways has been making small changes to it’s frequent flyer program JetPrivilege (JP) over the past few months. In May the carrier announced that frequent flier miles would no longer expire as long as the account had one activity every 18 months. Now the carrier is digitizing it’s upgrade voucher process. Upgrade vouchers are issued to …

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Jet Airways introduces JetUpgrade to bid for upgrades

Jet Airways has introduced a bidding system to allow passengers to bid for upgrades on it’s flights. Passengers will be able to place a bid to upgrade to the next available class of service – Economy to Premiere (business) or Premiere to First. To bid for an upgrade, passengers can place a bid under the manage my booking section. Passengers …

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Vistara’s free premium economy upgrade promotion ends today

Vistara Airlines, Airbus A320 VT-TTB in its official livery

The Tata Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara is offering 100 free upgrades from economy class to premium economy class to 100 passengers as part of its celebration of 100 days in operation. The upgrade promotion ends today. A chance for these 100 upgrades is available passengers who purchase tickets on its website between April 16 and 20 for travel between …

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Jet Airways and Air India to benefit as US FAA restores India to category 1

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has restored Indian civil aviation back to Category 1 status in its IASA (international aviation safety assessment) program. This information was conveyed to Director General Ms. M. Sathiyavathy by Associate Administrator Ms. Margaret Gillian in a letter earlier today. India was relegated to category 2, implying unsafe, on January 31, 2014. Since then the …

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Lufthansa upgrades Mumbai to 747-8i, expect A380 service to Delhi this winter

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i D-ABYA at New Delhi Indira Gandhi airport at night.

German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced effective July 15, it will upgrade the existing Boeing 747-400 on the daily Mumbai Frankfurt service, and fly the new Boeing 747-8i. Mumbai will be the third city in India, following New Delhi and Bangalore to receive the newest variant of the legendary Jumbo-jet also called the “queen of the skies.” Lufthansa’s new business …

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New Boeing B-52 upgrade to increase smart weapons capacity by half

By BA Staff B-52H. Photo courtesy US Air Force Boeing will continue to increase the B-52 bomber’s effectiveness and versatility under a new U.S. Air Force contract that calls for the aircraft’s smart weapons capacity to expand by 50 percent. Under the $24.6 million agreement, Boeing will develop a modification to existing weapon launchers so the aircraft can carry smart …

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Best & Beyond – Air France reveals new economy and premium economy class upgrades

by Devesh Agarwal Flag carrier Air France, revealed its new upgraded economy class and premium economy class service offering which includes new seats, new meal services, in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems, ice-cream and second hot meal service on longer flights. The carrier will equip 44 of its long-haul Boeing 777s starting from summer 2014 with the new product. These upgrades are …

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Delta improves food and beverage options at JFK airport terminal 2

by BA Staff Delta Air Lines is building on its successful investments at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport terminal 4 and terminals C and D at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, and is launching a new chef-driven food and beverage program at JFK Terminal 2. In May, Delta opened the new terminal 4 expansion as the first phase of a …

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Bangalore airport update: terminal expansion photos. To complete by end 2013. Code F approvals received.

The on-going upgrade of Terminal 1 continues its progress. The airport operating company BIAL told Bangalore Aviation that the expansion would be completed in phases. First to be ready will be the new VVIP terminal building, followed by each of the left and right wings and finally the small strip in the front of the terminal where the current escalators …

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Virgin Atlantic to deploy new £100 million business class cabin on new A330 aircraft to Delhi

Richard Branson promoted, British carrier, Virgin Atlantic will introduce a new Airbus A330 aircraft equipped with a re-designed and upgraded Upper Class (business class) Cabin National, on its London Heathrow New Delhi service starting July 11, 2012. The state of art cabin boasts of the longest bed in business class in a modified herringbone layout, a 2.7 meters long bar …

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Air India is offering great rates for upgrades to premium classes

For all of the ribbing targeted towards national carrier Air India, the carrier appears to have finally provided some good value, with some very good deals on offer for travel within its entire network. Of course, in typical Air India fashion, they’ve made it very hard for passengers to find out about these upgrades; I’ve seen mazes that are easier …

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