Thursday, November 8, 2012

Nov 8 Update: New Priority Pass Lounge in YEG, Reactivate AAdvantage Miles, 1,000 Free HHonors Points for new members

News, Tips & Tricks
If you are not a member of Hilton's HHonors program you can get 1,000 Free HHonors points just for joining via the Alitalia offer below in the bonus offer section.

Priority Pass
, the global lounge program that lets travellers pay to access over 600 business class lounges worldwide has added some new lounges to the program that would be of interest to Canadians. The first is the addition of the Air Canada Maple Leaf lounge in New York's La Guardia airport and the second is the addition of Edmonton's Plaza Premium lounge. For more details on the program please visit PriorityPass.com.

If you are an American Airlines AAdvantage member that has lost miles due to them expiring, you have a chance to buy them back as follows:
Eligibility
Miles that expired on or after December 31, 2002 are eligible for reactivation
There's no limit to the number of expired miles you can reactivate
The price to reactivate miles is $200 - $600 (subject to 7.5% federal excise tax), depending on the number of miles reactivated
This offer is available through December 31, 2012
Reactivate Miles
Contact AAdvantage Customer Service at 1-800-882-8880 (ask for "AAdvantage Account" at the Main Menu)
Reactivate rates are as follows, plus 7.5% federal excise tax
$200 - to reactivate 1 - 50,000 expired miles
$400- to reactivate 50,001 - 75,000 expired miles
$600 - to reactivate more than 75,000 expired miles
Rates are charged based on the total number of miles reactivated from one account at one time, regardless of when the miles expired
Of course it would not be worth to reactivate several thousand miles but if you were unlucky enough to lose large amounts of miles due to expiry then this isn't that bad of deal. If you reactiviate 50,000 miles for $200 you essentially have enough miles for two economy class tickets in North America that are worth more than that $200 (of course not taking into account what those expired miles cost you in the first place) or there is also good value if you can use the miles to boost your balance to redeem for an international business class or first class ticket.

Big shouts out to Rob Carrick once again as he provided coverage for my Canada's Choice rankings on the Globe & Mail website today.

Bonus Offers
Air Canada Aeroplan
- 1,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you book an AMResorts Book a Zo√ętry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets, Dreams, Now, or Sunscape Resorts & Spas package through Air Canada Vacations. More... Until Dec 15, 12
- Earn up 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you book a getaway at Sandals and Beaches resorts. More... Until Nov 30, 12

Air China Phoenix Miles
- Triple Phoenix Miles Kilometers when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. More... Until Dec 31, 12

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Earn up to 6,000 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles + 1,000 HHonors points when you stay at any participating Hilton Worldwide. More... Until Jan 31, 13

American AAdvantage

- 3,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you purchase a new annual Admirals Club membership. More... Until Dec 31, 12

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. More... Until Dec 31, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- 1,500 Bonus Medallion Qualifying Miles SkyMiles when you purchase or renew a one-year or three-year Delta Sky Club membership. More... Until Dec 31, 12

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles for stays at the Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi. More... Until Dec 31,12
- Double Guest Miles for stays at the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney. More... Until Jan 31, 13

Gulf Air Falconflyer
(on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Triple Falconflyer Miles for every car rental of 5 days or more at Sixt locations Worldwide. More... Until Dec 15, 12
- Double Falconflyer Miles for stays at the Centro Capital Centre – Abu Dhabi. More... Until Dec 30, 12

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Earn up to 40% JetPrivilege Miles Discount when you purchase JPMiles online. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Korean Air SKYPASS
- Triple SkyPass Miles when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. More...Until Dec 31, 12

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.More... Until Dec 31, 12

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Double Flying Club Miles for stays at select Taj Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 15, 12

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