Most of the airlines, including IndiGo and SpiceJet, have cancelled flights to the trouble-hit Assam, where protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 have brought life to a standstill. A spokesperson from IndiGo said, "With respect to the ongoing unrest situation in Assam, a few Guwahati and Dibrugarh bound IndiGo flights stand cancelled for December 12. We are operating relief flights at capped fares for passengers who are currently at these locations. Additionally, we are offering rescheduling/cancellation fee waiver to the passengers travelling to/from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Jorhat till December 13.” “We will continue to review the situation and provide real time updates on our social platforms,” the spokesperson added. “We request passengers to check the flight status before leaving home and reach out to our customer care numbers (9910383838 / 01246173838) for queries." SpiceJet took to Twitter to inform its passengers about the update. … [Read more...] about CAB unrest in Assam: Airlines cancel flights, share information on bookings
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It’s about to get a little easier to reenact the ice lake scenes from Game of Thrones thanks to more cheap flights to Iceland. WOW air is expanding to four new cities in the United States, and while their flights won’t be faster than one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons, they will offer direct service to Reykjavik from Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Cincinnati—an expansion that will give it a total of 12 U.S. destinations, USA Today reports. WOW’s new routes will launch this spring, with one-way fares to Iceland starting at $99.99 from all four cities. With fares that cheap, you’ll have plenty of money left over to spend at IKEA on your Jon Snow cosplay. If you want to continue your Game of Thrones tour, for $149, WOW will let you stop over in Iceland on your way to, say, Dorne (that’s Seville, Spain) or even King’s Landing (aka Croatia). advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about WOW air is bringing its super cheap flights to four more American cities
Will it be ‘third time lucky’ for Richard Branson in Mumbai? The founder of British airline Virgin Atlantic surely hopes so. In October, the carrier for the third time in its 20-year history in India, launched services between Mumbai and London.Virgin Atlantic first pulled back from Mumbai in 2008. Four years later, it relaunched with much fanfare only to pull back in 2015. All the while, Virgin Atlantic continued with its Delhi-London flights. The British capital is the busiest long haul destination from India. While giving out hope that there won't be a fourth time, Branson underlined that it was an opportune time for his airline to come back to Mumbai. His colleague Juha Jarvinen, EVP, Commercial, explained: "In the last five years, the market in Mumbai has grown by 25 percent. And, despite Virgin Atlantic launching services, the capacity in the Mumbai-London route is still down 35-40 percent (compared to 2018)." The opportunity has come up after Jet Airways, which … [Read more...] about Mumbai calling for Virgin Atlantic: Will it be ‘third time lucky’ for Richard Branson?
Khyati DharamsiZareena Mistry, a 34-year-old Mumbai-based lawyer and her group of six friends were on their way to their hotel in Paris for a two-day halt before returning to India. That’s when Zareena realised that she had forgotten her bag at the airport.Back at the airport, the missing bag had caused the authorities to panic. Paris was on red-alert at that time; the security personnel assumed that it was a threat. They just blew apart the bag. They didn’t even open it.Close Her woes didn’t end there. related news Insurers can invest in debt ETFs subject to some conditions, says IRDAI Climate change impact: Rising sea levels may impact property prices in coastal areas Life insurers April-November new premiums jump 37.2%; LIC holds the reins She had to spend around 300 Euros (Rs 24,000) the next day in Paris shopping for a new suitcase and clothes. Items and clothes worth Rs 20,000 were in the suitcase that was blown apart. Her total loss: around Rs … [Read more...] about Your travel insurance may not cover many losses while on tour
Below is the complete speech delivered by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on February 1, 2019."Madam Speaker,I rise to present the Interim Budget for the year 2019-20. I am deeply conscious of the absence of Shri Arun Jaitley today. I am sure the House joins me in wishing Shri Jaitley speedy recovery, good health and a long life in the service of the nation.Close Madam Speaker, the people of India gave a strong mandate to our Government. Under the visionary leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, we have given the most decisive, stable and clean Government and have undertaken transformational structural reforms. We have reversed the policy paralysis engulfing the nation and have restored the image of the country. The major achievement of this Government was that we strived our utmost to change the mind-set and ignited the self-confidence of the nation. related news Need feel-good factor to revive consumption: Exide Life CIO Shyamsunder Bhat … [Read more...] about Full text of Finance Minister Piyush Goyal’s 2019 Budget speech