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Friday, June 20, 2014

June 20 Update: KLM updates checked baggage policy for FB members, Cathay Pacific celebrates 20 years in YYZ with a Premium Economy sale

A nice mix of news and bonuses today! Thanks for joining us for another week! See you all back here on Monday.

News, Tips & Tricks

If you are a member of Air France KLM's Flying Blue program and happened to fly KLM within Europe (not connecting from Canada) you'll know that your membership in their FFP waived checked luggage fees. That is all changing on October 1st of this year. Unless you hold elite status with FB this is what you'll be paying for checking luggage on those Intra-Europe flights (Source KLM)
For bookings on or after 1 October 2014, Ivory members will receive a 50% discount on the first piece of check-in baggage when travelling within Europe on a KLM Economy Class ticket.

What’s new?
  • Ivory members can book one bag for €7.50 (one-way) by arranging it before arrival at the airport. The fare for checking in baggage at the airport without booking in advance is €15 (one-way)
  • In line with all the extra flight options KLM provides, check-in baggage can also be paid in Miles:
    • 1,500 Miles when purchased through My Trip on KLM.com
    • 3,000 Miles at the airport
In addition, this revised policy does not apply to:
  • European Economy Class tickets booked and issued before 1 October 2014
  • Fully flexible tickets (booking class Y or B) within Europe
  • European Economy Class tickets booked with Award Miles (award tickets)
  • Flights to Belarus, Georgia, Italy, Russia or Ukraine
  • Passengers travelling on and/or transferring to KLM intercontinental flights
  • Flying Blue Elite members, who will continue to benefit from a baggage allowance of two items


Delta SkyMiles has changed the amount of miles you earn Hertz Rentals. Previously it was 100 SkyMiles per day now the earn rate is 500 SkyMiles per rental. Good news for those of you who rent for short periods and of course not so good news on those weekly or longer rentals you credit to SkyMiles. SkyMiles Medallion members will now earn between 1,000 and 1,250 per rental. (not entirely sure when this change happened, could be old, might be new but anyways we thougth we'd pass along the news!)\

Travel Deals
Cathay Pacific is celebrating 20 years of service to Toronto with a premium economy seat sale. Fares start at $2,086 all in for travel Sep 2 - Nov 30 and must be booked by June 27. Full details


Bonus Offers

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- 300 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles on Maggiore rentals in Italy. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Delta SkyMiles
- 200 Bonus SkyMiles per day on rentals at participating Hertz locations Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 14

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles for stays in a Club Room at the Le Méridien Dubai. More... Until Sep 30, 14

Hilton HHonors
- 1,000 Bonus HHonors Points PER NIGHT for stays that include a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night at the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach. More... Until Dec 19, 14

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios when you fly on Iberia between Madrid and Brussels, Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Venice.  More... Register by Jul 15 for travel until Aug 31, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at any one of 20 participating Marriott Hotels in the Shanghai and Ningbo. More... Until Jul 19, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay including any night Friday through Sunday at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel. More... Until Jul 16, 14
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay on Friday or Saturday night at the Doha Marriott Hotel. More... Until Jul 16, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two consecutive nights Monday-Thursday at the Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Center. More... Until Jul 17, 14
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two nights or more Thursday-Sunday (Friday or Saturday required) at the AC Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection More... Until Jul 16, 14
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night for stays Thursday - Sunday at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Warner Robins. More... Until Jul 18, 14
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Thruway/LSU Area. More... Until Jul 17, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at he Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown. More... Until Jul 18, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at he TownePlace Suites Beaumont Port Arthur More... Until Jul 16, 14

United MileagePlus
- 1,000 Bonus MileagePlus miles when you spend a cumulative amount of $250 online through MileagePlus Shopping. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Triple MileagePlus miles on all qualifying roundtrips on United. More... Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone Jul 1 - Aug 31, 14


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