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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12 Update: Ottawa to include airline bumping in new legislation, 3,000 miles/points on 1st Rocketmiles booking, Air France seat sale

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The big news over the past few days has of course been the incident of the involuntary denied booking of a passenger on a United Airlines flight. The videos from on board the plane have gone viral, the doctor's past has been brought up although seemingly having nothing to do with the incident and more. Well hot on the heels of this news, Canada's Transport Minister has stated that new airline bumping rules will be part of the new air passenger bill of rights that will be tabled this spring. Bumping and denied boarding (voluntary/involuntary) have been big news the past few weeks. We were interviewed by Zoomer Radio just over a week ago discussing Air Canada bumping a lady off of a flight to Miami forcing her to miss a connecting flight and in turn a Galapagos cruise and then of course the news this week from United. Both the U.S. and Europe have rules and compensation amounts in place for people being bumped from flights. Canada does not and has allowed airlines to set their own rates in place but that looks like it will be set to change with the new legislation being proposed. (Source CBC)


This isn't the only news that our Transport Minister has been in the past day or so. He has also stated that new security measures are being taken for airline passengers from certain countries but wouldn't elaborate further. One can assume this affects flights similar to the recent electronics ban put in place by the U.S. and the U.K.. (Source CTV)


Rocketmiles has a short term first time booking bonus where you can earn 3,000 bonus miles or points in the program of your choice including Aeroplan. Simply book by April 14. Find out more here.


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Travel Deals

Air France has launched a new flash sale for their flights out of Canada. Book by April 17 for travel between May 7th -June 9th and September 12 - October 15th, 2017 (Funny how their ad mentions summer yet most of summer is not part of this deal) Find out more and book here.
  • Montreal - Paris from $ 779
  • Montreal - Venice from $ 819
  • Montreal - Rome from $ 870
  • Montreal - Athens from $ 905
  • Toronto - Paris from $ 789
  • Toronto - Venice from $ 849
  • Toronto - Rome from $ 855
  • Toronto - Athens from $ 879
  • Vancouver - Paris from $ 1189
  • Vancouver - Venice from $ 1255
  • Vancouver - Rome from $ 1220
  • Vancouver - Athens from $ 1405
  • Vancouver - Dublin from $ 969

Canadian Bonus Offers
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Other Bonus Offers
Copa ConnectMiles
- Double ConnectMiles on qualifying rentals of 1 or more days at participating Budget locations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. More... Until Dec 31, 17

Iberia Plus
- 250 Bonus Avios for all stays at all NH Hotels Worldwide. More... Until May 15, 17

Le Club accorhotels
- 4X Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at new Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by May 31 for stays until Jun 30, 17

Sonesta Hotels Travel Pass
- Double Travel Pass Points for stays at all participating Sonesta Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by May 22 for stays until Jun 30, 17

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Triple Starpoints for SPG Pro members when you book three or more qualifying group or catering events at any of more than 1,300 hotels and resorts participating in the SPG® program. More... Book by Oct 31 for events until Dec 31, 17

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- Double Miles & Smiles Miles on all your hotel stays booked via Kaligo. More... Book by May 31 for stays until Dec 31, 17

Wyndham Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points + up to 20% off the Best Available rate when you book the Stay 2 & Save Rate offer at participating Wyndham Hotel locations Worldwide. More... Book by Sep 4 for stays until Sep 10, 17


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