Domestic One Ways on United for Just 5000 Miles and Get a Passport in 2 Hours

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  1. Why wouldn’t Virgin Australia use the Virgin Atlantic lounge? I really, really, really liked the Virgin Atlantic lounge. Sure, it’s a little small and doesn’t have a shower but the champagne was great and the food off the menu was decent. Plus, it had great tarmac views for seeing livery that one only sees if they regularly fly out of big airports like LAX or JFK — not FNT.

  2. Can I get an air India credit card? I clicked on this article for the 5,000 mile redemptions and I still want them

  3. Is Air India a member of one of the 3 Alliances? Which airlines does it partner with? Bottom line, can we earn Air India miles by flying UA?

  4. You would be crazy to travel by Air India-it is full of drunk Indian men and since it is an Indian Airliner they think they can get away with molesting women on board and misbehaving with passengers. Search for any such terms and you will be horrified to see the low standards of that airline (not to mention various technical problems and late departures/arrivals)

  5. @james Would you like to provide some links on the comments you made about Indian passengers molesting women on planes?
    Air India has pretty good food. Its problems with technical faults causing late departures is due to the low number of planes on the long haul US-India nonstop routes – when something goes wrong their often is not another Air India plane at the airport to shift to. This problem is much less with Air India becoming a Star Alliance member – they can rebook the passengers on United.

    Regarding credit Cards you can get the Citi Premier Miles credit card in India which transfers to Air India. You can also transfer any Star Alliance flights to Air India.

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