Travel Resources

Planning for travel whether it be a business trip or a dream vacation can require planning and research. Use these handy travel resources to ensure you are fully prepared for your next great adventure!

Contact us at 91-11-44112200 to speak to one of our agents about corporate travel, events or vacations.

JetSpeak May 2016

  • Main Story
  • Aviation News
  • New Flight Launches
  • Hotel Updates
  • News at Jetways Travels
  • Featured MICE Destination Dom
  • Featured MICE Destination Int'nl
  • Tour Package of the Month Dom
  • Tour Package of the Month Int'nl
  • Industry News
  • Visas

Aviation News

Jet Airways has announced the launch of a new feature 'Online Name Correction' for all flight tickets booked on its website or mobile site. With this new feature in place, customers will now be able to correct the spelling of their names, change their last names (due to marriage) or correct the name to match the name given as per their valid ID documentation.

Guests can correct their names on ticketed bookings on Jet Airways Website and Mobile site by paying a Name Correction fee.

Name Correction Fee:

  • Domestic India Journey – INR 1250 per ticket
  • International Journey – INR 5500 per ticket

According to Jet Airways, "Name correction may be necessary for various reasons. For example, a guest provides incorrect name information as per their documentation, a marriage and a name change has occurred, or the spelling of their name was misunderstood by the booking agent."

Name Correction is strictly permitted for reasons mentioned below.

REASON EXAMPLE
Maiden Name to Married Name (or vice versa) MEHRA/PRIYA MS TO SHARMA/PRIYA MRS
Juxtaposing of Surname/First Name SEEMA/RAJ MRS to RAJ/SEEMA MRS
Shortened/Nick name to full name SHAIKH/MOHD MR to SHAIKH/MOHAMMED MR
Genuine typing errors up to 3 characters AGARWAL/AMIT MR TO AGARWAL/AMEET MR
Title Amendments聽 (Gender change is allowed) TONDON/KINJAL MS to TONDON/KINJAL MR


Scope:
  • Online Name Corrections can be done any time 72 hours prior to commencement of the journey.
  • Available on Website & Mobile site. This feature can be located in the main menu 'Plan your Travel' and sub menu 'Flights'.

  • Online Name Correction facility is applicable on itineraries having only Jet Airways operated flights. Not permitted for codeshare / interline lights (except 9W*/S2 flights).
  • Online Name Correction is applicable for guests holding a valid e-ticket having ticket number commencing with 589 series.
  • The request must be for the same guest on the ticket.
  • Applicable on bookings having less than or equal to 9 guests in the PNR.
  • The facility is not permitted for tickets issued / reissued for Jet Privilege Award (redemption) bookings.

Note: Name Correction is not applicable for name changes that is replacing one name for another is not permitted.

Please visit www.jetairways.com or contact Jetways Travels Flight Services at 011-44112200 for more information. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com
Read More
Jet Airways and ICICI Bank have announced the launch of the country's first contact-less business credit card for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their employees. Christened ‘Jet Airways ICICI Bank Business Advantage Card', this co-branded credit card was lunched with a collaboration between Jet Airways and ICICI bank.

According to a press release on the Jet Airways website, the "co-branded credit card helps customers to save on their business expenses. It also provides customers opportunities to earn JPMiles on both spends as well as repayments on a list of business expense categories including travel, dining, office stationary, online advertising and vendor payments among others."

The JPMiles earned will be allocated to both the SME and the cardholder(s) in the ratios of 75:25, 50:50 & 25:75 (Miles Split Ratio Module (MSRM)). While, the JPMiles earned by the company are transferred to its ‘Business Rewards+' account of Jet Airways, the points of the cardholder are transferred to his / her individual JetPrivilege account.

ICICI Bank is the first bank globally to offer a dual advantage reward programme on the spends and repayments of the credit card. This card is powered by the ‘VISA payWave' contactless technology that enables the cardholder to make payments by simply tapping the card at contactless enabled terminals in more than 48 countries including India. The card can also be used by dipping or swiping at non-contactless merchants.

Additionally, the card offers a complimentary access to a unique expense management tool, ‘Visa IntelliLink for Small Businesses' (VISB) giving entrepreneurs a new level of insight and control over their spends.

Speaking about the launch, Rajiv Sabharwal, Executive Director, ICICI Bank said,"We are delighted to partner with Jet Airways and Visa to introduce the country's first contactless business credit card. This collaboration further underscores our commitment to provide SMBs with solutions that will help them to scale up swiftly.

The co-branded card is yet another compelling proposition that offers upfront savings on business spends, along with a first of its kind benefit of offering rewards on both spends and repayments on a large list of business expense categories.

Additionally, the card also gives a complimentary access to Visa's expense management tool allowing entrepreneurs to keep track of all business related spends. Keeping in view the host of benefits on offer, we believe that this card will empower smaller businesses to maximize their business potential and propel them to expand to newer horizons.”

Companies can subscribe to the card by paying a joining fee of Rs. 2,500 per card and get a host of benefits.

Individual card holder benefits:
  • Welcome bonus of 5,000 JPMiles to every cardholder
  • Complimentary access to major airport lounges across India
  • JPMiles on both spends and repayments
  • Additional JPMiles on international spends and on tickets bought from Jet Airways using the card
  • Automatic enrolment into Jet Privilege's ‘Business Rewards+' programme, wherein a company-level JetPrivilege account is created thereby allowing the company to accumulate JPMiles basis spends & repayments done by its employees
  • 5% discount on base fare for revenue tickets booked through JetAirways.GlobalLinker.com
  • Accelerated JPMiles on hotels booked on Kaligo.com
  • Complimentary access to the VISB platform
  • Additional JPMiles to the company on cumulative spends on Jet Airways and codeshare airlines

One can apply for an ‘ICICI Bank Jet Airways Business Advantage Card' by logging into their internet banking account at www.icicibank.com or by sending an SMS to 5676766 with the text ‘BCINFO JET'. To read more visit www.icicibank.com/businesscards

Read More
Jet Airways has announced its plans to upgrade the passenger capacity on its daily Mumbai to Singapore flights. The airline will deploy its state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200 aircraft to increase the passenger capacity by up to 50 per cent per trip with effect from June 1, 2016.

On-board the A330-200, guests can enjoy enhanced cabin comfort with a customised two-cabin seating configuration of 18 seats in Première and 236 in Economy and a wide choice of on-demand video and audio entertainment options for every seat.

Gaurang Shetty, Whole time Director, Jet Airways said: "We are happy to deploy Jet Airways' spacious and modern wide body aircraft catering to additional capacity on the highly popular Mumbai - Singapore – Mumbai route.

This sector has seen a growth in traffic by over 34 per cent in last two years, particularly among business travellers. In addition, connecting traffic over Singapore to Australia and the ASEAN destinations booked through code share and interline partners is also growing rapidly. The combination of comfort and luxury of wide body services and attractive frequent flyer benefits makes Jet Airways the perfect option for travellers to Singapore and beyond."

Flight no. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
9W 10 Mumbai 0955 hrs Singapore 1810 hrs Daily 1-June-2016
9W 11 Singapore 2005 hrs Mumbai 2305 hrs Daily 1-June-2016
All times are local times
Read More

New Flight Launches

Jet Airways has announced its plans to launch additional flight services on the Mumbai to Dammam and Delhi to Dammam sectors in an effort to further boost its operations to the key Saudi Arabian port city. The additional service will operate daily and will come into effect from July 1st, 2016, subject to regulatory clearances.

Jet Airways currently operates flights from 12 cities across India to 10 in the Gulf. The launch of additional daily services strengthens Jet Airways' already extensive network of routes serving the region and cements its place as the largest operator connecting India and the Gulf.

Gaurang Shetty, Whole time Director, Jet Airways said: "We have seen a significant increase in traffic from Mumbai and Delhi to Dammam. As the preferred airline on the highly competitive Indo-Gulf route, we constantly offer our guests unparalleled levels of service with unmatched quality. Through the introduction of these additional flights we can now offer our guests greater convenience, more choice and increased flexibility in their travel to and from Dammam."

Flight No City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
9W 506 Mumbai 0045 hrs Dammam 0205 hrs Daily 1-July-2016
9W 505 Dammam 0305 hrs Mumbai 0920 hrs Daily 1-July-2016
9W 518 Delhi 2230 hrs Dammam 0010 hrs +1 Daily 1-July-2016
9W 517 Dammam 0110 hrs Delhi 0730 hrs Daily 1-July-2016
+1 denotes arrival on next day All times are local times
Read More
Air India has announced a codeshare growth with Flybe, a leading regional airline in Europe, to allow its passengers seamless connections from Delhi to Belfast City, Edinburgh and Glasgow in UK. The connections come into effect from June 1, 2016.

Seats will be available for booking via the Air India website at airindia.in or through Jetways Travels with immediate effect. Passengers who are members of Air India’s Frequent Flier Programme will accrue mileage points for journeys taken on flights carrying the AI flight number.

Saad Hammad, Flybe’s CEO comments: "Our new codeshare agreement with Air India is another exciting development for Flybe and tangible evidence of our continued growth. It further strengthens our commitment to connecting our regional customers with our ‘One Stop to the World’ proposition.

"We can now give customers in the UK regions convenient access to the Indian subcontinent through Birmingham Airport. This relieves them of the need to undertake long road or rail journeys to and from the UK's congested south east hub airports. It will also serve in contributing further to local economies by encouraging inbound travel from South East Asia.”

Mr. Ashwani Lohani, Chairman & Managing Director, Air India: "United kingdom is the residence of large number of Indian diaspora. However, this codeshare agreement will be a huge benefit not only to the Indians living in UK but also to tourists travelling to and from domestic sectors of the UK and India. Air India is continuously working towards providing seamless connectivity to its passenger across routes and with our agreement with Flybe, Air India passengers will have an unmatched connectivity in UK.”

Air India, being a Star Alliance member, already has codeshare agreements with a number of other Star Alliance airlines offering a range of facilities across a wider Star Alliance network of 1, 330 destinations in 192 countries.

Read More

Hotel Updates

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the InterContinental New York Barclay, following an extensive $180 Million, 20-Month Renovation. The hotel first made its grand debut in 1926 as one of the original “Railroad” hotels and one of New York’s most preferred addresses.

Now, The Barclay is has reopened with over 420,000-square-feet of redesigned interiors which includes an inviting lobby leading to a new spectacular Carrara marble Grand Staircase, 704 spacious guestrooms and suites reminiscent of a classic Park Avenue home, an expansive Club InterContinental® and 15,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed meetings and events spaces.

Jason Moskal, Vice President, Lifestyle Brands, The Americas, IHG said: “As one of the iconic heritage properties for the InterContinental brand, The Barclay represents a rich history of luxury travel in New York City. ”

Hervé Houdré, General Manager, InterContinental New York Barclay, added: “The InterContinental New York Barclay has been a Manhattan feature for more than 90 years. While the rejuvenation of the Barclay inspires us to look back and reflect on the hotel’s storied past, it also allows the hotel to open a new chapter, welcoming a new generation of globally-minded guests who are looking for a residential-style New York escape.”

For reservations, visit IHG.com/Intercontinental or contact Jetways Travels Hotel Services at 011-44112226/27. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Newsletter 2016