Monday, January 5, 2015

Jan 5 Update: TAM Airlines new YYZ-JFK flight an Avios gem, Aeroplan accumulation change for EVA Air, lots of new bonuses for 2015

We're back with our daily updates of news, bonus offers and more! We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year break. 2015 is shaping up to be an very exciting year but to find out why you'll just have to stay tuned for the news as it gets released on our blog, website, newsletter and social media feeds.

News, Tips & Tricks
ANA All Nippon is moving in the other direction than most airlines. As of January 8th they will be allowing two free checked bags for International flights in Economy Class which of course includes their Vancouver flights! (Source ANA)

Sometime ago we let you know that TAM Airlines will be launching service to Toronto from Sao Paulo via New York. What we didn't know at the time is that TAM will have 5th freedom rights on the route which means you can fly with them between Toronto and New York with no need to go all the way to Brazil and as Gary from the View from the Wing points out, TAM is part of oneworld which means you can redeem British Airways Avios for this route at only 4,500 Avios one way in Economy or 9,000 Avios in Business class! This flight will launch on March 28 and operate 5x weekly. You can find the schedule below from To find out more about these type of Avios redemptions visit our post on How to get select Canada to U.S. award flights faster by utilizing British Airways' Executive Club
Flight schedule:
JJ8102 GRU2140 – 0700+1JFK1115+1 – 1300+1YYZ 763 x13
JJ8103 YYZ1635 – 1830JFK2150 – 0910+1GRU 763 x24

Aeroplan is changing the mileage accumulation rates for flights on EVA Air as of Apr 1, 2015. If your ticket books into discount Economy class 'S' you will only earn 50% of the mileage which is down from the current 80%. Source Aeroplan.

And finally a list of posts since our last daily update:

Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- 8x Aeroplan Miles for each qualified stay at any Best Western® branded hotel in Canada, the United States, or the Caribbean Islands. More... Jan 1 - Apr 30, 15
- OFFER EXTENDED 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your first Rocketmiles booking More... Book by Jun 30, 15

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Save up to 50% with Promo Awards Save 25% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. More... Book by Jan 31 for travel between Mar 1 - Apr 30, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles when you book hotel stays via Agoda. More... Book by Feb 13 for stays until Jun 30, 15
- Triple Asia Miles when you stay at Home Hotel in Taipei. More... Until Mar 31, 15
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles on Hertz car rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Book by Jan 30 for rentals until Mar 31, 15

Choice Hotels Privileges
- Earn Triple Privileges Points for every qualifying stay that includes a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night at participating Choice Hotels Worldwide. More... For residents of the U.S. and Canada only Until Feb 18, 15
- 500 Bonus Privileges Points on qualifying rentals of 2 days or more. at participating locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. More... Until Dec 31, 15
- 750 Bonus Privileges Points on rentals of 2 or more consecutive days at participating locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. t. More... Until Dec 31, 15
- Triple Asia Miles when you Purchase TWD1,000 or more of regular-priced items at any Jiu Zhen Nan outlet or online. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Etihad Guest
- Earn up to Triple Guest Miles when you fly Etihad Worldwide. Earn triple Etihad Guest Miles in First Class or double Etihad Guest Miles in Business Class. More... Restrictions: Travel to Australia from Germany, UK, France, Italy and Ireland are not included in the promotion. Register and book by Jan 31 for travel until Mar 31, 15

JetBlue TrueBlue (on only)
- Triple TrueBlue Points on all JetBlue flights systemwide when you rent with Avis or Budget. More... Book by Jan 30 for travel until Feb 28, 15

Marriott Rewards
- Marriott MegaMiles: Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Airline Miles for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. More... Register by Mar 31 for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 15

Miles & More
- Earn up to Quadruple Miles & More Miles on all stays at participating Hilton Hotels Worlwide. Earn double miles for your second stay, triple miles with your third stay and quadruple miles with the 4th stay and every stay after that within the offer period. More... Jan 1 - Mar 31, 15

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn 100% bonus Qmiles in Premium Class and 50% bonus Qmiles if you travel in Economy Class when you book and travel on Qatar Airways A380 service between Doha and Bangkok, London or Paris. More... Until Mar 31, 15
- Triple QMiles on Hertz car rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Book by Jan 31 for rentals until Mar 31, 15
- Triple QMiles on Sixt car rentals of 5 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 15

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- OFFER EXTENDED Triple Flying Club Miles when you stay at any Radisson Edwardian Hotel in the U.K. More... Until Feb 28, 15

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