Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug 27 Update: United cuts 3 Canadian routes, SkyTeam Elite Status with 1 Flight, KLM Fall Sale to Asia

A whole bunch of news and bonuses to bring your way today!

News, Tips & Tricks
Ft. McMurray continues to grow its air service as the 'often seen in the news lately' airline Sunwing adds Cancun service from the Oilsands mecca. (Source

United Airlines will be cutting three of their Canadian routes this fall, Chicago to Regina and Saskatoon as well as Newark to Edmonton are all being cancelled. Not good news for those MileagePlus or Star Alliance members who made use of these routes. (Source

Yesterday we let know that Air Canada's Earn Your Wings has returned. I know a lot of our readers were asking when it would start and I think many will be dissapointed since it is only available to Air Canada Altitude members for this third iteration. We had a quick synopsis post yesterday and will follow up with a more detailed post soon.

Over on FFB we detail a new offer from Garuda Indonesia about how you can get SkyTeam Elite Status after one flight between London and Jakarta. I don't think many of you will jump on this but it is worth a mention just in case this a flight you can take this fall. Read more about it here.

And if you missed it here is a post to read from earlier today: Alaska Airlines Buy Miles Bonus & Fall Award Sale - a good deal for several flights out of Vancouver

Travel Deals
KLM is offering some great Fall/Winter fares for flights to Asia from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Flights start as low as $1170 all in for travel Oct 16 - Dec 10. Full details.

Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 750,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles with the third edition of Air Canada's Earn Your Wings promotion. This edition is limited to Air Canada Altitude members only. More... Register and book between by Oct 3 for travel until Nov 30, 14

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Fall Award Sale - Flights from as low as 5,000 Mileage Plan Miles one way. More... Aug 30 - Oct 31, 14
- Up to 40% Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you buy miles online. More... Until Oct 14, 14

Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
(on only)
- Earn up to 100% Bonus GarudaMiles and an Elite Status Tier Upgrade when you fly between Jakarta and London with Garuda Indonesia in any eligible class. More... Sep 8 - Dec 8, 14
- Triple GarudaMiles when you fly between Balikpapan and Palangkaraya or Pontianak. More... Sep 1 - 30, 14
- Double GarudaMiles when you fly between Surabaya and Kupang. More... Until Sep 30, 14
- Earn up to 100% Bonus GarudaMiles when you fly between Medan and Surabaya. Business Class earns 100% bonus, economy class earns 50% bonus. More... Oct 15 - Nov 15, 14
- 1,000 Bonus GarudaMiles for members sharing photos or videos of their Jakarta - London trip with Garuda Indonesia. More... Sep 8 - Dec 15, 14

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points for stays at select IHG hotels in China More... Until Oct 31, 14

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Double GC Award Points for stays at the Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing. More... Nov 1 - Feb 28, 15

SriLankan FlySmiles
- Earn up to Triple FlySmiles Miles when you stay at properties within the Hilton HHonors™ portfolio Worldwide. Earn triple miles in Asia Pacific, and double miles anywhere else worldwide. More... Until Oct 31, 14

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Up to 50% QMiles Discount on Qatar Airways Privilege Club Award ticket redemptions for various routes via their "Easy Deals" offer. More... Until Oct 31, 14
- Triple QMiles and save up to 33% on rentals of 7 or more days at participating Hertz locations Worldwide. More... Book by Sep 30 for rentals until Dec 31, 14

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