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A Jet Airways flight that was on its way from Mumbai to New York via Brussels had the aircraft drop by 5,000 feet while the pilot was on “controlled rest” and the co-pilot was fiddling with her tablet.

Jet Airways Captains Napping Officer Tableting Plane Drops 5000 Feet

The cockpit crew realized that they were at the wrong level of 29,000 feet after the Turkish air control contacted the plane to find out why they weren’t flying on assigned 34,000 feet. [click to continue…]

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Etihad Airways purchased a 24% slice of Jet Airways and is now part of Etihad’s equity partner airlines of Aer Lingus, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional and Virgin Australia (read more of these partner airlines here).

Etihad Jet Airways Partnership

Now both Etihad and Jet have emailed to their frequent fliers more information about this partnership between the two airlines that allows you to get elite benefits, both earn and burn miles on each others flights. [click to continue…]

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The US aviation regulator FAA has downgraded India’s aviation safety rating from category I to II that prevents Indian airlines to open new routes to US and forces US airlines to cease codesharing with airlines based in India.

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There are other countries such as Indonesia and Philippines that are classified as category II by FAA. You can access list of countries with their FAA rating here. [click to continue…]

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Hyatt Gold Passport has a Jet Airways JetPrivilege promotion for 1,000 miles (normally 500) for stays at participating hotels in Europe, Africa, Middle East and India between November 1 and January 31, 2014.

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You need to request offer code QJWINT at the time of making the reservation and make sure that the property posts the stay as miles instead of Hyatt Gold Passport points. [click to continue…]

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Jet Airways JetPrivilege is the latest PointsHound partner. You can earn the usual 500 bonus miles for making the first booking using the service.

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PointsHound gives you airline miles instead of cashback for bookings made using the service. They have some rates (clearly marked) that are eligible for hotel loyalty program stay/night credits and points. [click to continue…]