Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dec 12 Update: Air Canada chooses 737 Max for narrow body fleet, British Airways enhances Household accounts, Bonus Points at Four Points Edmundston

Today's update is running a bit late.....

News, Tips & Tricks

Air Canada has announced that they have selected the Boeing 737 Max series of aircraft to replace their narrow body Airbus fleet. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled for 2017-2021. Some frequent flyers are already unhappy at this move as the 737 Max's fuselage is narrower than the Airbus A320NEO aircraft that were also being considered which may mean narrower seats. (Source: Air Canada)

British Airways Executive Club had a great announcement for their members who have household accounts or have been considering them. Previously members of BAEC who created household accounts could only redeem their pooled Avios for those members who held the same address as the primary member. Now members can name up to 5 family and/friends who are not in the same household to be part of the household account. One caveat is that once you add a member, they have to stay on the account for six months before you can remove them. (Thanks for Rewards Canada reader Fred for the details) More details on household accounts can be found here.

SAS Scandinavian EuroBonus members will earn the double the standard points on Best Western stays starting January 1, 2014. Currently those members who credit BW stays to their accounts earn 300 point per stay but that will increase to 600 in the New Year. (Source: SAS)

Travel Deals
is offering up to a 30% off sale for car rentals in Europe. Book online tby Dec 31 and receive up to 30% off of your rental car in Europe.

Bonus Offers

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles on Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Zurich. More... Jun 1 - 30, 14
- Double Guest Miles on Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Medina. More... Feb 1 - Mar 2, 14

Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer (on only)
- 25% GFF Miles Discount orn Economy and Executive Class Award Tickets for all Garuda Indonesia domestic routes. More... Until Mar 10, 14

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Fly On Points (Status Qualifying Points) on Japan Airlines flights between Tokyo and Frankfurt. More... Jan 1 - Dec 31, 14

Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle
- Double GC Award Points for stays of 2 or more nights at the Traders Hotel, Penang. More... Jan 1 - Mar 31, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 3,000 Bonus Starpoints when you stay in a suite at participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 500 Bonus Starpoints for Thursday - Sunday stays at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. More... Until Dec 30, 13
- 500 Bonus Starpoints for stays at the Four Points by Sheraton Edmundston. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- Earn up to 1,500 bonus Starpoints with any spa treatments* at Shine Spa in Macau. More... Until?
- 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays of 2+ nights at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport. More... Book by Dec 14 for stays until Mar 31, 14
- Earn up to 1,250 bonus Starpoints with the Park Sleep Go package at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport More...Until Dec 30, 13

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