Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jun 3 Update: Aeroplan ClassicFlight Rewards become Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards, major changes coming to Etihad Guest, Earn up to $150 WestJet Dollars

Here is your middle of the week update!

News, Tips & Tricks
If you haven't been on Aeroplan's website lately you may not know but a few weeks they changed the name of their ClassicFlight awards to Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards and have kept the Market Fare Flight Rewards. The name change makes sense in terms of explaining what the two offerings are. To go along with the change Aeroplan has created an infographic that explains the differences between the two. The screen shot below is just a part of the infographic, you can view it in its entirety on the Aeroplan site.

Etihad Airways announced that changes will be coming to their Guest program as of July 8th. As with any major program overhaul there is good news and bad news. We aren't going to look at indepthly but here are some highlights (or lowlights)

  • mileage earning is increasing in four fare classes but also decreasing in two fare class,
  • they are increasing the number of GuestSeats in Business Class by 20% (lowest award booking level) on some of their busy routes (Toronto is not one of them),
  • carrier surcharges are being added to all GuestSeat rewards (ranging from $50 to $150 per sector),
  • the number of miles required for GuestSeat rewards are changing. Some are going down like routes over 6,000 miles in Economy class. This means Toronto-Abu Dhabi will be available for 25% less miles in Economy class. Business class seats for flights under 6,000 miles are increasing and all first class rewards are increasing
  • Overall the number of miles required for an upgrade are also increasing
You can find all the details of these changes on Etihad's site.

And don't forget to register for WestJet's newest route bonuses! This offer was released exclusively to us for this week so the more of you who register the better it looks for us and will help us procure more of these exclusive offers for our readers! Read our post here.

Posts since our last update:

Bonus Offers

Air Canada / Aeroplan
- OFFER EXTENDED 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles  when you join HHonors and complete your first Hilton stay anywhere in the World. More... Until Aug 31, 15

Carlson Rezidor Hotels Club Carlson
- Save 25% on on Award Night bookings for stays at participating Carlson Rezidor Hotels in Latin America. More... Book by Jul 31 for stays until Dec 31, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles for stays on the Fairmont Shopping in Style package at participating Fairmont Hotels in Asia. More... Until Aug 31, 15

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Double JetPrivilege Miles on all eligible airberlin flights Worldwide. More... Book by Jun 30 for travel until Aug 15, 15
- 10% JetPrivilege Miles Discount on select Jet Airways award tickets within India. More... Until Jun 30, 15

Saudia Alfursan
- 1,500 Bonus Alfursan Miles for stays at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community. More... Until Sep 30, 15 

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you fly in Business Class from  London or Manchester to Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Manila, Denpasar (Bali), Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Tokyo or Beijing. More... Book by Jun 30 for travel until Aug 31, 15

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel More... Book by Aug 16 for stays Sep 25 - Oct 9, 15
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Zhanjiang More... booking Until ?
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel More... Until Dec 31, 15

WestJet Rewards
- Earn up to $150 Bonus Westjet dollars when you travel to or from Abbotsford, Halifax or Hamilton on WestJet. More... Register and book by Aug 31 for travel until Oct 28, 15

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