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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mar 4 Update: Initial WestJet 767 schedule released, VIA Rail award ticket sale, SPG Hot Escapes includes 12 Canadian Hotels

Here is your update for Wednesday March 4th!

News, Tips & Tricks
WestJet has released the initial schedule for their new widebody 767 service which starts this December. As mentioned previously by WestJet, the 767's will be deployed on select Hawaii routes and thanks to Airlineroute.net we have the first look at the schedule:
eff 11DEC15 Calgary – Honolulu 2 weekly
eff 11DEC15 Calgary – Kahului 4 weekly
eff 12DEC15 Edmonton – Kahului 3 weekly

Aeroplan posted news on March 1st about Altitude members and their new benefit of having fuel surcharges removed on award tickets. This is just a reminder since these changes were announced back in October (see our post here). Air Canada Altitude members are no longer paying the fuel surchrage on Aeroplan award tickets within Canada and between Canada and the U.S. as of March 1st. Super Elite 100K's of course now get the fees waived on International destinations.

Be sure to check out the new reward ticket discount listed below from VIA Rail Preference. You can now save 40% on reward tickets for travel on the Canadian or Ocean.

Travel Deals
Starwood Preferred Guest runs a special called SPG Hot Escapes whereby members receive pretty decent discounts as select hotels around the World. This week's Hot Escapes includes 12 Canadian locations! These great rates need to be booked within 3 days for stays over the next 6 weeks (HT Loyalty Traveler) Book online here!

Bonus Offers

Air Canada / Aeroplan
- 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you book hotel stays of 2+ nights via Aircanada.com. More... Book by Mar 14 for stays until Apr 30, 15

Best Western Rewards
- 800 Bonus Rewards Points and up to 35% off for stays of 2 or more nights at participating Best Western Hotels in Asia. More... Until Dec 31, 15

Le Club accorhotels
- 500 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at Mercure Hotels in Sweden. More... Mar 30 - Apr 12, 15
- 500 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at Accor Hotels in the U.K. More... Valid for residents of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg only Book by May 10 for stays Mar 30 - Jun 30, 15

Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at Courtyard Hotels Worldwide when you check in on March 31. More... Mar 31 only

Orbtiz Rewards (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Quadruple Orbucks when you book qualifying flights with Turkish Airlines. More... Book by Mar 25, 15

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Triple GC Award Points for stays in a Suite at the Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo. More... Until Apr 30, 15
- Double GC Award Points for stays in a Horizon Club Room at the Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo. More... Until Apr 30, 15
- Double GC Award Points for stays on the Horizon Club Experience at the Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu. More... Until May 31, 15
- Triple GC Award Points for stays of 2+ nights in an Executive Room or above at the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur. More... Apr 1 - May 31, 15

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Various Bonus Starpoints or Free Nights when you complete eligible stay(s) at Starwood Hotels Worldwide. More... Targeted Offer for new members only. Until ?

VIA Rail Preference
- 40% Preference Points Discount when you book and travel a reward trip on the Ocean or the Canadian in any class of service. More... Until May 31, 15

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