Monday, September 15, 2014

Sep 15 Update: WestJet adds 1st Checked Bag Fee, WestJet Price Drop Guarantee, SimplyCash added to RC Charts

Today has been one of the busiest Monday's in quite sometime especially with lots of news out of WestJet!

News, Tips & Tricks
Earlier today we brought you the details of the new Elite Status tiers in the WestJet Rewards program. That announcement comes hand in hand with their announcement today that travellers flying on Econo fares (their cheapest fares) will now have to pay for their first checked bag on WestJet flights in Canada and to the U.S.. Flights to Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and Europe will contiune to have their first bag free. New Silver Elite Tier members will get their first bag free as well while Gold members will receive their first and second checked bags free. Air Canada in the meantime continues to not charge a fee for the first checked bag on their flights within Canada. (Source: WestJet)

Along with today's announcement is a new price drop guarantee from WestJet and WestJet Vacations. Should the price of your flight or WestJet Vacations package drop after booking and prior to departure you can get that difference refunded in the form of WestJet Dollars. Remember though that within 24 hours of your original WestJet flight booking you can always cancel it and have all the money refunded and then book a lower fare, that way your 'refund' is not trapped as WestJet Dollars. But remember that is only within 24 hours of your initial WestJet flight booking and is not applicable to WestJet Vacations. Find out more about the Price Drop Guarantee here.

The new SimplyCash cash back credit cards from American Express have been added to our Cash Back card comparison chart. Now you can see how these cards stack up against the rest.

Bonus Offers

Air Miles
- Earn up to 900 Bonus Air Miles when you buy EasyTerm® Life Insurance today. More... Until Oct 31, 14

Emirates Skywards
- Earn up to Quadruple Skywards Miles when you stay at any Shangri-La hotel, resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotel Worldwide for two nights or more at the Best Available Rate. More... Book by Dec 28 for stays until Dec 30, 14

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 1,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays on the Hyatt Gold Passport package at the Hyatt Place Orlando/Convention Center. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you rent for at least 3 consecutive days or triple KrisFlyer miles when you rent for at least 7 consecutive days at participating HERTZ locations in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France (Mainland), Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, Spain (Mainland), UK and USA. More... Book by Sep 30 for rentals until Dec 31, 14

Virgin America Elevate (on only)
- 500 Bonus Elevate Points on your next Tablet Hotels booking.More... Book by Oct 10, 14

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Earn up to15,000 Bonus Flying Club Miles when you stay at properties within the Hilton HHonors™ portfolio Worldwide. More... Until Nov 30, 14

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