Monday, October 6, 2014

Oct 6 Update: The Platinum Card from American Express enhancements and Double Avios on all Iberia flights

Welcome to a short week here on Rewards Canada with updates only occurring until Wednesday and no newsletter this coming Thanksgiving weekend.

News, Tips & Tricks
On Friday I got this letter from American Express highlighting some minor enhancements to the Platinum Card. Essentially you can now redeem your annual $200 travel credit online at plus they mention the newly opened Amex Centurion Lounge in New York La Guardia airport. This is third lounge in the U.S. after Las Vegas and Dallas. San Francisco and Miami are in line for later this year and early in 2015. You can find out more about these lounges here. Not mentioned in the letter but on the webiste is the addition of two new Plaza Premium lounges to the Amex program, one in London and the other in Abu Dhabi. While these are enhancements they still don't make up for the losses seen earlier this year with the removal of the Cathay Pacific Marco Polo elite status and access to American/US Airways lounges. Hopefully we'll see more enhancements like those removed soon!

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Bonus Offers

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- 5x topbonus Miles when you shop at anyone of 9 Chic Outlet Villages across Europe. More... Until Nov 30, 14

British Airways Executive Club
- Earn up to 100% Bonus Avios when you fly on Finnair between Helsinki and Japan. More... Until Nov 9, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Avios for stays at anyone of over 100 Marriott hotels across Europe More... Until Nov 9, 14
- Triple Avios for stays at any participating Swssotel hotesl Worldwide. More... Until Nov 30, 14

Binter Canarias BinterMas (on only)
- Double BinterMas points for stays at Barceló Hotels & Resorts in the Canary Islands. More... Until Oct 31, 14

Germanwings Boomerang Club (on only)
- Double Boomerang Miles when fly between Köln-Bonn, Hamburg or Dusseldorf and Manchester. More... Until Oct 31, 14

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios on every flight operated by Iberia or Air Nostrum Worldwide when you buy your tickets online. More... Book by Oct 31 for travel until Mar 31, 15
- Double Avios on Avis Group C or higher car rentals in Spain for 3 or more days. More... Until Oct 31, 14
- Double Avios on Budget Group C or higher car rentals in Spain for 3 or more days. More... Until Oct 31, 14

US Airways Dividend Miles
- 20% Bonus Dividend Miles when you convert your Marriott Rewards points into Dividend Miles. Both airline rewards and travel packages count towards the bonus. More... Until Oct 31, 14

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