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Monday, April 8, 2013

Apr 8 Update: 2x Bonus on buying LifeMiles is back, Air Canada changing check in times, United bonus for Hilton Stays

Welcome to another week here on Rewards Canada! This should be a full week of 5 days of updates so be sure to check back everyday for updated news, bonus offers and more.

News, Tips & Tricks

The best news out today is the return of another one of the great buy miles offers, the Avianca TACA LifeMiles Double miles bonus! This offer has been mentioned frequently on Rewards Canada (Dec 2012, Sep 2012, May 2012 and more ) and is one of the best ways to get business class awards on Star Alliance for a lot less then buying those tickets with cash. Each time this offer is run there seems to a be a new set of terms and conditions so take heed in these, this time the new conditions are that you have to be a member by April 8th (so join today!) and you can only complete one transaction during the promotional period. So figure out which award ticket you want before buying and/or buy the max and hold onto the points until you can use them or take advantage of the next 2x Buy Miles offer (I think I may take the latter route)

Air Canada
is changing their check in time for flights within Canada. Effective April 10, 2013, check-in and baggage acceptance for flights within Canada will close 45 minutes prior to departure – with the exception of flights leaving from Toronto’s city airport (YTZ), where check-in and bag drop-off will remain available until 20 minutes before departure.

Over on the One Mile at a Time blog, Lucky mentions that the Hyatt Diamond amenity option of 1,000 Gold Passport points will be added to International properties. Previously it was only available for stays at U.S. locations.

Travel Deals
Cathay Pacific is offering up to 15% off Premium Economy fares between Toronto or Vancouver and select destinations in Asia when two or more tickets are purchased on the same itinerary. The offer is available for travel until June 15 and between September 5th and November 30 but must be booked by April 24. Find out more

Bonus Offers
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to Triple Aeroplan Miles when you rent an Intermediate (Group C) or larger vehicle for 2 or more days at participating Avis locations in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Jun 30, 13

Air China Phoenix Miles
- Earn up to Triple Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays at the Fairmont Makati, Philippines pr the Fairmont The Palm, Dubai. More... Until May 31, 13

Avianca TACA LifeMiles
- 250 Bonus LifeMiles when you complete a qualified stay at any Best Western branded hotel in South America. More... Until Jun 30, 13 Valid for residents of North America, Canada, South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela) and Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatema la, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua ) only =
- Double LifeMiles when you buy LifeMiles online or via their call center. You must be a member of LifeMiles as of April 8, 2013 to participate and is limited to 1 transaction during the promotional period. More... Until Apr 30, 13

Korean Air SKYPASS
- 1,000 SKYPASS Miles for rentals of 4 or more days at participating Avis locations in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Jul 31, 13

Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- Double Safar Flyer Miles for Royal Air Maroc flights between Casablanca and Paris. More... Until Jun 30, 13
- 1,000 Bonus Safar Flyer Miles for every 4 flights you complete on Royal Air Maroc systemwide. More... Until Jun 30, 13
- 7,500 Safar Flyer Miles Discount for Royal Air Maroc award tickets between France and Africa. More... May 1 - 31, 13
- Earn up to Triple Safar Flyer Miles for each Sixt car rental in Morocco. More... Until May 10, 13

United MileagePlus
- 1,000 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles for each stay of two nights or more, up to 5,000 bonus miles, at any hotel within the Hilton HHonors portfolio Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 13

1 comment:

  1. Air Canada has changed its check-in because they they have the worst punctuality for international airlines.