Monday, February 10, 2014

Feb 10 Update: Fly Air Canada's 787 between Toronto & Montreal, SAS EuroBonus gets a revamp, Etihad extends award ticket discount promo

Welcome to another week here on Rewards Canada!

News, Tips & Tricks
Air Canada will be receiving their Boeing 787's soon to which we have already provided lots of coverage about here on the RC blog included what routes they are initially operating on. For training purposes the plane will be used between Toronto and Montreal in May and June (and a little bit in July) so if you don't think you will get on one of these birds soon for an international flight you can always get on one of these short flights. Aeroplan is showing lots of availability at 15,000 Miles (+$168 in taxes/fees) or you can buy tickets outright for around $330 all in. If you have just recevied or plan on getting one of the TD Aeroplan Visa's that come with a 2 for 1 short haul Aeroplan flight this could be one of those great experiences to use that on. (15,000 Miles + $336 taxes for two people) Here is the YYZ-YUL route schedule per
AC400 YYZ0700 – 0815YUL 788 234
AC414 YYZ1400 – 1515YUL 788 D
AC407 YUL1000 – 1123YYZ 788 234
AC435 YUL1630 – 1752YYZ 788 D
From 05JUL14 to 25OCT14, 787 operates on following service:
AC480 YYZ0630 – 0745YUL 788 6
AC405 YUL0900 – 1022YYZ 788 6

I know there are only a few of you here in Canada who are SAS EuroBonus members so chances are you already know this news but just in case you haven't heard the EuroBonus program is going through some changes this April. The best change is that you can achieve Silver status with only 5 flights on SAS, Wideroe or Estonian Air instead of 10 and the addition of a new top tier, Diamond. Other changes include the ability to give someone Sliver status when you achieve Gold Status or giving someone Gold Status when you achieve Diamond. Increased availability of award flights will also be a new benefit for Gold and Diamond members while Diamonds will also get extended point validity. I could be wrong but from the quick glance at the changes they all seem positive which is a rarity these days! Find all the details here.

Don't forget to enter our contest on the FFB Blog: FFB Giveaway: Enter to win 26,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles

Bonus Offers

Air Astana Nomad Club (on only)
- Triple Nomad Club points when you stay at the Rixos Taksim or Rixos Pera Istanbul. More... Until Feb 28, 14

Etihad Guest
- OFFER EXTENDED Up to 25% Guest Miles Discount on select award ticket redemptions to/from Abu Dhabi. More... Book by Feb 23 for travel until Mar 31, 14

EVA Air Infinity MileageLands

- Earn up to Quadruple Infinity MileageLands Miles on Avis rentals in the US (Excluding Alaska), Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, or Guam. More... Until Feb 28, 14

Le Club accorhotels
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points on your next stay at any participating Accor Hotel Worldwide made within 3 months of registering . More...  Until Nov 27, 14 Targeted Offer - may not work for everyone
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays on the ‘So Relaxing’ pampering package offer at participating Sofitel Hotels in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More...  Mar 1 - 31, 14
- 200 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays on the Celebrate Valentine's Day at Sofitel offer at participating Sofitel Hotels. More...  Book by Feb 28 for stays until Mar 31, 14
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays on the Charming Vienna offer at participating Accor Hotels in Vienna. More...  Until Mar 31, 14
- 300 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at any ibis hotel in Poland or Lithuania. More...  Until Apr 1, 14

Malaysia Airlines Enrich (on only)
- Earn up to Triple Enrich Miles when you stay at properties within the Hilton HHonors™ portfolio Worldwide. More...  Until Apr 30, 14

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