Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nov 21 Update: US Airways to leave Star Alliance on March 1? Shangri-La contest week 5 (free points!), 5x Aeroplan Miles on Esso fills

What does Thursday have in store? Read on to find out!

News, Tips & Tricks

According to this article on, US Airways is set to leave the Star Alliance on March 1 and join the oneworld alliance one month later. What does this mean? If you are a Dividend Miles member not too much as you will be able to continue to redeem for US Airways flights but will of course lose access to Star Alliance flights (primarily Air Canada for us Canadians) and Aeroplan members or members of other Star Alliance airlines well if you had US Airways travel planned in the next few months now is the time to redeem for those flights and vice versa for Dividend Miles members looking to redeem on Air Canada or other Star Alliance airlines

We have not been heeding our own advice and totally forgot to enter week 4 of Shangri-La's Golden Circle 3rd Annivesary contest which means we'll only come out with 1,000 free points instead of 1,200 (that 1,000 points is still enough for a free night at select hotels) So here is early notice, don't forget to enter week 5 of the 6 week contest! 

Travel Deals
Delta Hotels
is offering up to 35% off for stays at their locations across Canada. Simply book by Nov 24 for stays until Mar 2, 2014. Full Details and Online Booking

Bonus Offers
Air Canada Aeroplan
- 5x Aeroplan Miles when you fuel up three times or more with Regular Grade gasoline or Diesel Fuel purchases and swipe your Aeroplan Card (or your Speedpass linked to Aeroplan) at Esso stations across Canada. More... Until Dec 1, 13

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Earn 3,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles when you join the Flying Blue program and complete your first Air France, KLM or any SkyTeam partner flight by June 30, 2014. More... Join by Jan 31, 14 Restrictions: Residents of Canada only

British Airways Executive Club
- Triple Avios for stays at any participating Accor Hotel Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 13

Delta SkyMiles
- Triple SkyMiles for stays at any Sofitel or Novotel hotel in North America for 2 or more nights. More... Until Mar 31, 14

Iberia Plus
- Triple Avios on all Europcar rentals Worldwide More... Until Dec 31, 13
- Triple Avios on all Hertz rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Book by Dec 15 for rentals until Dec 31, 13
- Triple Avios on all Sxit rentals of 3 or more days in Germany and Spain. More... Book by Dec 26 for rentals until Dec 31, 13

JetBlue TrueBlue
- Earn up to 5x TrueBlue Points on any Hertz rental of 2 or more days at participating locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. More... Until Mar 31, 14

La Quinta Returns
- Earn up to Triple Returns Points for stays at participating La Quinta locations in the U.S. More... Until Dec 5, 13

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