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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6 Update: Porter adds 1st checked bag fees, Aegean bonus for flying on Air Canada, Rocketmiles bonus for Mexico stays

Porter to charge for 1st checked bag, four decent Aeroplan promos, and an Aegean bonus for flying on Air Canada

News, Tips & Tricks
Porter Airlines has updated their checked baggage policy as they will now charge for each piece of luggage that is checked in including their flights within Canada. The changes take affect on May 14th. For an airline that diiferentiates itself based on service and has a hard enough time competing against Air Canada and WestJet this is a poor move in our opinion as their competitiors still don't charge for the 1st checked bag within Canada and WestJet doesn't for the first bag on flights to the U.S.. Mind you I would wager a guess that a good proportion of Porter's customers don't actually check baggage and strictly do carry on.



In the bonus offer section you'll a bonus from Greece's Aegean Airlines for flying on select Air Canada Transatlantic flights. This should be of particular interest to those people going for the 'easier Star Alliance Gold Status' trick by crediting flights to Aegean's Miles&Bonus program. While the bonus doesn't count to the elite qualifying you might was well earn those extra miles in the Miles&Bonus program, it just may put you at a level where you can actually redeem your Miles&Bonus miles rather than keeping them stranded solely for the Star Alliance Gold status.



Travel Deals
WestJet has launched a seat sale called "Throw Momma from the plane" for flights across their entire network. Book by May 8th for travel May 21 - July 23. Full details

Bonus Offers

Aegean Miles&Bonus
- Earn up to 5,000 Miles&Bonus Award miles on select Air Canada flights between Canada and Europe or the U.K. More... Jun 15 - Sep 15, 14

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Triple Aeroplan Miles when you stay at a participating Novotel or Sofitel hotel in the US or Canada. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you rent with Avis for 5 days or more in Canada or the U.S.. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Earn up to 1,000 bonus miles, when you join Club Sobeys, provide your Aeroplan Number and shop at Sobeys. More... Join by Jun 30 for shopping until Jul 31, 14
- 250 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your next transaction as a Get More member at The UPS Store. More... Until May 31, 14

American AAdvantage
- Up to 18,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you buy AAdvantage Miles. More... Until Jun 13, 14

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Princesse Flore - Royat More... Until May 31, 14
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN Hotel U Ricordu - Macinaggio More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Liberte - Oran More... Until Jun 30, 14

China Southern Sky Pearl
- Earn up to 40,000 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly between Guangzhou and New York. More... Aug 6 - Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to 40,000 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly between Guangzhou/Changsha and Frankfurt. More... Jun 23 - Dec 31, 14
- Double Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly between Nanjing and Guangzhou, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Dalian or Harbin, in F/A/P/J/C class. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- 50% Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly between Nanjing and Shenzhen, Dalian or Harbin, can earn additional 50% mileages in W/Y/B/M/H class. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Earn up to Triple Sky Pearl Kilometers for stays on the “Bed and Breakfast” Package rate or “Best Available Rate” at participating Mandarin Oriental Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Hyatt Gold Passport
- Earn up to 20% Bonus Gold Passport points when you purchase Gold Passport points. More... Until Jun 1, 2014

Rocketmiles
- 5,000 Bonus Miles/Points in the Rocketmiles partner program of your choice for stays of 3+ nights in Mexico. More... Book by May 12 for stays until Aug 31, 14

SAS EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus points for all stays at the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel. More... Jul 1 - Aug 17, 14
- Double EuroBonus points when you dine at Heaven23, Incontro, West Coast or Upper House at Gothia Towers. More... Until Jun 31, 14

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Double GC Award Points for stays at the Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Virgin America Elevate (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 500 Bonus Elevate Points when you rent a car from Silvercar. More... Until Jun 30, 14

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