Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Apr 9 Update: Air Canada to add Wi-Fi to entire N. American fleet, Best Western $50 Travel Card after 2 stays, Fairmont Double Miles returns

After a busy day yesterday today is bit quieter with the best news being Air Canada's announcement of adding in-flight Wi Fi

News, Tips & Tricks
For several years now Air Canada has been 'testing' inflight wifi with Gogo on two of their A319s flying between YYZ/YUL and LAX. Today they announced that inflight Wi-Fi will be expanded to their North American fleet of aircraft and it will be done soon. More than likely a response to WestJet's announcement of providing inflight Wi-Fi, Air Canada saw the need to bring this feature up to full speed sooner than their rival. Here is an excerpt from today' AC press release:
Air Canada presently has two Wi-Fi-equipped Airbus 319 aircraft operating in Canada and the U.S. and, subject to a final agreement with Gogo, plans to begin outfitting its remaining Airbus A319, A320 and A321 and Embraer 190 fleet types, as well as its Air Canada Express CRJ-705 and Embraer 175 aircraft, with Air-To-Ground Wi-Fi connectivity. The installations are to begin in May with the goal of equipping 29 aircraft in 2014 and a targeted completion date of December 2015 for the designated 130 narrow-body aircraft. The system offers peak connection speeds comparable to mobile broadband services available on the ground. Current regulations prohibit the use of cellular phones for voice communication. Pricing will be competitive with other in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity offerings. 

In the bonus offers section check out the latest systemwide stay offer from Best Western Rewards. After a few months of offering bonus points as their systemwide promotion, Best Western Rewards has moved back to their trusted $50 travel card promotion. It consists of the usual requirement of completing two separate stays and as is the dream of any loyalty marketer, the $50 travel card must be used by September 1st. Not a huge time frame to use it hence it's popularity with BW as they probably see a lot of breakage with these types of offers! See the offer details via the link below.

Also making a continuing return is Fairmont's Double Airline Miles offer for stays at their hotels Worldwide, only difference this time is a name change for the promo. Gone is the" Everyone's an Original" moniker and in is "Fairmont Moments" See the offer details via the link below.

Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Double Flying Blue Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at participiating Preferred Hotel Group hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Best Western Rewards
- Receive a $50 Best Western Travel Card when you complete 2 separate stays at Best Western Hotels Worldwide. More... Until May 18, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Asia Miles on hotel bookings made and confirmed via Ctrip during the promotion period. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Triple Asia Miles plus a 10% discount whenyou purchase a Plaza Premium 5-visit gift card online. More... Until May 31, 14

Ethiopian Airlines Sheba Miles
- Double Sheba Miles on Ethiopian flights between Addis Ababa and Abuja. More.... Until Jun 14, 14

Fairmont President's Club
- Double Airline Miles when you stay on the Fairmont Moments Summer Offer at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 14

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- 25% Royal Orchid Miles Discount when redeeming roundtrip international or domestic Award travel on THAI in Economy Class to any THAI destination. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Double Royal Orchid Plus Miles when staying at Dusit International hotels and resorts on the Getaway by Dusit rate. More... Until Sep 30, 14
- Double Royal Orchid Plus Miles for stays at participating First Hotels, Pan Pacific and Parkroyal Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double Royal Orchid Plu Miles when you stay at any participating IHG hotel in Australasia, Southeast & Southwest Asia, Japan & Korea, and the Middle East & Africa. More... May 1 - Jul 31, 14
- Earn up to Truple Royal Orchid Plus Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at participating Mandarin Oriental Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Triple Royal Orchid Plus miles when you stay in a Towers room at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers Bangkok. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Triple Royal Orchid Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at over 160 participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Double Royal Orchid Plus and a 50% discount when you rent any car from any Budget location in Thailand for 3 or more days. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Double Royal Orchid Plus on Hertz rentals of 3 or more days at participating locations in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Quadruple Royal Orchid Plus Miles and a 55% discount when you rent from Hertz in Thailand for 3 or more days. More... Until Jun 30, 14

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