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Air India Enters Into Codeshare Agreement With AIX Connect for 100 Flights

Air India Aircraft Damaged While Trying to Avoid Man, Jeep on Pune Airport Runway

A codeshare arrangement has been made between AIX Connect, formerly known as Air Asia India, and Air India, which is controlled by the Tata Group. A codeshare arrangement allows one airline to sell seats on a different carrier’s flights while both use the other’s flight number.

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Over 100 flights per day on 21 destinations operated by AIX Connect will now have Air India’s ‘AI’ designator code. It will gradually add more routes covered by the codeshare agreement. In a statement, Air India announces that reservations for the codeshare flights are now being accepted at all points of sale, with travel beginning on September 27, 2023.

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The codeshare flights are now accepting reservations at all points of sale, with travel beginning this Wednesday. The extent of the agreement between the two airlines allows passengers to have their bags checked in all the way to their ultimate destinations and receive their boarding tickets at the initial point of departure for all of the travel sectors on a single ticket. To comply with government regulations, passengers connecting from international to domestic flights must go through customs at the initial point of entrance into India, according to Air India.

In addition to the shared destinations between the route networks of the two airlines, Air India has expanded its domestic route network with the introduction of the codeshare agreement to include Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, and Surat.

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Exclusive: Boeing 747 Private Jet Hosts Lavish In-Flight Indian Wedding

Exclusive: Boeing 747 Private Jet Hosts Lavish In-Flight Indian Wedding

An Indian businessman living in the United Arab Emirates took extra efforts to celebrate his daughter’s wedding. On a private Jetex Boeing 747, Dilip Popley hosted his daughter’s wedding.

The first scene in the video is of people dancing to Tune Maari Entriyaan inside an aircraft. A space set aside for ceremonies is also shown as the video goes on.

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The groom thanks his father and his father-in-law at the end of the video. The bride joins in as well, saying that she never imagined experiencing something like it. He also thanked Jetex, a private charter flight operator, for making the experience memorable.

On November 24, the wedding ceremony was held inside a customized 747 aircraft, according to reports. The wedding ceremony took place after the party—which included the bride and groom—traveled from Dubai to Oman for three hours.

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With 350 esteemed guests from all over the globe will be arriving by plane. On board, guests joyfully celebrated the day with a dinner of vegetable jhalfrazi, mushroom pulao, palak paneer, and dal masala.

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IndiGo launches AI chatbot for ticket booking and customer queries

IndiGo launches AI chatbot for ticket booking and customer queries

On Monday, IndiGo unveiled 6Eskai, a chatbot driven by GPT-4 technology and utilizing artificial intelligence (AI). Numerous tasks can be completed by the chatbot, such as making reservations for tickets, applying promo codes, and checking in online.

IndiGo claims that its digital team, working closely with Microsoft, developed the chatbot entirely in-house. The chatbot provides a unique platform for ticket booking across the network and responds to customer inquiries in ten different languages.

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6Eskai can handle a wide range of tasks, from booking tickets and applying promotional discounts to facilitating web check-ins and helping with seat selection, according to IndiGo, which highlighted the platform’s 1.7 trillion parameters. According to the report, the AI chatbot can comprehend spoken instructions using speech-to-text models in addition to written or typed exchanges.

The airline added that its data scientists studied Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT) and used extensive prompt engineering to programme the bot to mimic human behaviour, react to emotions, and even inject humour into interactions.

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British Airways Unlocks Avios Collection for World Duty Free Shoppers

British Airways Unlocks Avios Collection for World Duty Free Shoppers

British Airways Executive Club Avios can now be redeemed by members who spend money at London Heathrow’s World Duty Free shops.

Across all Heathrow terminals, customers can now earn one Avios for every £1 spent in any World Duty Free shop, covering everything from skincare and sunglasses to fashion and fragrances.

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Before beginning to accrue points, Members must confirm that they have enrolled in Red by Dufry, the World Duty Free loyalty programme, and have input their Executive Club information into the Red by Dufry application.

After every eligible purchase, Avios will be awarded within 72 hours, with the first transaction offering a bonus of 250 Avios. In order to accrue even more ba avios, savvy consumers can also pay with their British Airways american express avios.

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The British Airways Executive Club is always changing to improve the value of earning and using Avios. The airline launched its first avios points routes earlier this year, and it was revealed that avios british airways could be used to buy British Airways Vacation packages. eBay was added to the list of more than 1,500 retailers on shopping.ba.com in September, and new retailers are still joining them.

Shoppers at World Duty-Free stores in Spain can also earn one Avios for every €1 spent if they are members of the Iberia Plus loyalty programme. For more information, including details on eligible purchases and terms and conditions, please visit: www.ba.com/executive-club/collecting-avios/shopping/dufry

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Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways Elevate Travel Rewards in New Partnership

Air France-KLM and Etihad Airways Elevate Travel Rewards in New Partnership

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in September 2023, the Air France-KLM Group and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced a new partnership between their respective loyalty programmes.

Members of Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, and Flying Blue, the loyalty programme of Air France and KLM, will now be able to earn and redeem Miles in either loyalty programme when flying on Air France, KLM, or Etihad as part of this new partnership. Elite members will soon receive reciprocal benefits.

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After Air France began flying from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Abu Dhabi International Airport in October of last year, the partnership will officially launch today.

Redeeming Flying Blue Miles can be used to book flights, accommodations across the globe, vehicle rentals, and merchandise from the Flying Blue Store, among many other experiences. Etihad Guest Miles can be redeemed for merchandise from the Etihad Guest Reward Shop, international hotel stays, and travel.

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Currently, Etihad and Air France both run daily flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol. Air France flies daily between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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Saudia reveals range of lavish seat design for its upcoming fleet

A New Chapter Takes Flight: Saudi Airlines Redefines Itself with an Inspiring Theme

Saudi Airlines is set to unveil a striking new theme that will revitalize Saudia in an amazing relaunch. The airline’s revitalized identity is a testament to the successful integration of the color green, seamlessly blending aesthetics and functionality.

Embodying a sense of love and innovation, Saudia’s new look promises a harmonious fusion of style and comfort. Travelers can anticipate an exceptional and luxurious experience in business class. The updated business-class cabin offers an elegant and welcoming interior that embodies Saudia’s dedication to quality.

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The airline has created a space where luxury and functionality blend together with painstaking attention to detail, making every flight a genuinely remarkable experience.

Meanwhile, the economy class’s latest features prioritize comfort, offering travelers a stress-free and joyful journey. Saudia has reinvented economy class, offering thoughtful in-flight amenities and ergonomically designed seats that make it a standout option for travelers looking for a comfortable yet reasonably priced flight.

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Saudia’s introduction of a striking green colour scheme, which has been expertly incorporated into its brand to evoke a sense of love and modernity, is essential to this revitalization. The airline’s creative strategy has successfully shown how the color green can be used to create a striking and harmonious aesthetic in addition to giving its visual identity new life.

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Malaysia to allow visa-free entry to Indian, Chinese citizens

Malaysia to allow visa-free entry to Indian, Chinese citizens

According to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia has announced that it will no longer require entry visas for Indian nationals visiting the country as of December 1.

Following Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Thailand, Malaysia is now the fourth nation to declare visa-free travel. According to the report, Malaysia’s economy depends on more visitors and their spending.

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Anwar last month declared that he would be enhancing visa procedures for travelers and investors in order to promote their entry, “particularly from China and India,” in the upcoming year.

The decision was made in an effort to strengthen the country’s tourism sector, which is primarily composed of Chinese and Indian travelers worldwide.

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Anwar stated during his People’s Justice Party’s annual congress in Putrajaya on Sunday that Indian nationals could enter Malaysia without a visa for a maximum of 30 days. He said there would be security screening on this.

Government figures show that between January and June of this year, Malaysia recorded 9.16 million tourist arrivals, of which 498,540 came from China and 283,885 from India. Prior to the pandemic, during the same period in 2019, there were 1.5 million arrivals from China and 354,486 from India.

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