Monday, March 31, 2014

Mar 31 Update: Promos for US Airways & TAM joining oneworld, Delta & Alaska remove elite benefits on each others flights and more!

You take a few days off and what happens? Tons of news, lots of bonuses surrounding the entry of US Airways and TAM into oneworld and more!

News, Tips & Tricks
Today is the last day to register for Marriott's MegaBonus promotion and Hyatt's Endless Possibilities promotion.

Aeroplan partner Bearskin Airlines will be nixing their Ottawa - Kitchener/Waterloo service as of tomorrow. (Source:

Delta Airlines is removing several benefits for Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Elite members namely free checked bags are being removed for all levels plus priority check in and baggage handling along with several other benefits. See it all on Delta's site. Meanwhile Lucky over at One Mile Time also notes that Alaska Airlines has removed priority check in and free checked bags for Delta Medallion members. It looks like the fight for Seattle isn't close to ending just yet.

A few months ago we mentioned that Air Canada was going to be using the 787 between Toronto and London, well it looks like that planned service has be canned while the service to Zurich has been delayed. (Source:

A bunch of Air Canada's routes to the U.S. are being transferred over to Air Canada Rouge service which means no more Executive Class on those flights, only economy and premium economy. (Source:
eff 29MAR14 Toronto – San Diego 1 daily
eff 28APR14 Calgary – Las Vegas 1 daily
eff 28APR14 Vancouver – Las Vegas 1 daily
eff 01MAY14 Calgary – Los Angeles 2 daily (A319 replaces E190)
eff 01MAY14 Vancouver – Los Angeles 4 daily (A319 replaces E190/A320)
eff 04MAY14 Toronto – Phoenix 1 daily (A319 replaces A320)
eff 16MAY14 Vancouver – Anchorage 1 daily (Seasonal)
eff 01JUL14 Vancouver – San Francisco 4 daily (A319 replaces E190)
eff 17DEC14 Calgary – Phoenix 1 daily
eff 17 DEC14 Vancouver – Phoenix NEW 1 daily service

A few weeks ago we let you know about some issues one reader of ours was having with his new TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card and we are happy to report he is reasonably pleased with the outcome:

In the bonus offers section check out the Discounted Saver Award offer from United to fly to Japan from Canada. This is a really good deal if you can take advantage of it and go to Japan in April. You will however incur some booking fees if you are traveling soon because of their 21 day window rule. In reality only travel in the last week of April or being a United Elite member will help you avoid those fees.

Bonus Offers

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles on all US Airways flights Worldwide flown in eligible fare classes. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Delta SkyMiles
- Double SkyMiles for SkyMiles Medallion members registered for Crossover Rewards for all eligible stays at any Sheraton hotel or resort in the United States or Canada. More... Apr 1 - 30, 14

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles on all TAM flights Worldwide when flown in an eligible booking class. More... May 1 - 31, 14
- Up to a 33% Mileage Bank Miles Discount for Mileage Bank Economy Class Award Tickets for travel on TAM. More... Apr 4 - Oct 3, 14
- Double Mileage Bank Miles on all US Airways flights Worldwide including American Airlines codeshares flown by US Airways. More... Until Jun 30, 14

United MileagePlus
- 25% MileagePlus Miles Discount on MileagePlus Economy Saver Awards for flights from the U.S. or Canada to Japan. More... Book by Apr 17 for travel Apr 1 - 30, 14

US Airways Dividend Miles

- Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Dividend Miles when you fly with oneworld partner airlines. Each partner airline will only count once, so the more partner airlines you fly, the more miles you earn. More... Until Jun 30, 14

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