Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oct 14 Update: KLM announces Edmonton-Amsterdam service, SkyMiles gets rid of RTW awards, 5,000 Aeroplan Miles for Accor stays

We're back after a few days off for a vacation so there is quite a bit to catch you all up on this week!

News, Tips & Tricks
It appears that as of October 26th Aeroflot will no longer serve Toronto ending direct SkyTeam service to Russia. If you are a SkyTeam flyer you'll now have to route via Amsterdam, Paris, or Italy to get to Russia. (Source Airlineroute.net)

If you are on the Boeing 787 watch, British Airways will be replacing their 777 service to Montreal with the new Dreamliner later this month (Source Airlineroute.net)

Exciting news for YEG flyers, after Air Canada choose to cut back Transatlantic service from Edmonton other airlines are filling the gap. First Icelandair was so successful with their Edmonton flight over the summer that summer 2015 will see 6 flights per week from the 5 seen this year while KLM has announced a new 4 times per week service between Edmonton and Amsterdam that are set to start in May! This is KLM's second city in Alberta and fifth in Canada.

WestJet has added yet another code share partner. The latest is China Airlines who will be adding their code onto select WestJet flights out of Vancouver and Los Angeles (Source WestJet)

Delta SkyMiles will be doing away with round-the-world award tickets as of January 1st 2015. Yet another hit to this program that has seen major changes (mostly negative) take place or going to take place in 2015. (Source One Mile at a Time)

In the bonus offers section check out the great Accor Hotels stay bonus for Aeroplan members, you can earn 5,000 bonus miles for a one night stay!

Travel Deals
Movenpick Hotels
has launched a fall sale for stays at their hotels across Europe. You can save up to 30% on stays in Germany, Switzerland, France, Turkey and the Netherlands. This offer is good for stays until Nov 30. Book online at Movenpick

Bonus Offers

Air Canada / Aeroplan
- 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per stay at any participating Accor Hotel Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Earn 25,000 Aeroplan Miles and first year free when you apply for and receive the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card. More... Until Oct 31, 14 Residents of Canada Only

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles when you stay at Hilton properties in Greater China. More... Until Dec 31, 14

China Eastern Eastern Miles
- Triple Eastern Miles Points when you stay at Hilton properties in Greater China. More... Until Dec 31, 14

China Southern Sky Pearl
- Triple Sky Pearl Kilometers when you stay at Hilton properties in Greater China. More...   Until Dec 31, 14

La Quinta Returns
- Earn up to Triple Returns Points for stays at participating La Quinta locations in the U.S. More... Until Nov 6, 14

Millenniumm & Copthorne Loyalty Club
- Double Loyalty Club Points for Thursday or Friday stays at Millennium & Copthorne Hotels in the Middle East. More... Until Dec 30, 14

SAS EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus points with Flygtaxi on shared taxi in Sweden. More... Until Nov 16, 14

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