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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24 Update: Aeroplan Transfer Miles discount, new Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan partners, Shangri-La Toronto deal

News, Tips & Tricks
Aeroplan
is once again running a discounted offer for transferring miles between accounts. Normally it costs 2 cents per mile to transfer to another account but until June 4th you can do so at 1.5 cents per miles. Still not the best deal but if you have some stagnant miles that can help another account reach an award level it may be worth it to do so. Find out more here.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
has followed in the footsteps of Air Canada Altitude and British Airways Executive Club by offering Mileage Plan elite status members an option to extend status if you stop travelling for pregnancy or parental leave. Find out more here.

And if that wasn't the only good new from Alaska Airlines they have announced more ways to earn and burn miles. The ability to redeem Mileage Plan miles is now available on Condor. We mentioned this partnership a few months ago but at time only earning was available but now you can also redeem for flights on Condor. This is pretty significant seeing that Condor does fly between Calgary, Whitehorse, Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Germany. Here is the award chart for using Mileage Plan miles on Condor from Canada to Europe:

They have also announced a new partnership with Finnair. Currently you will be able to earn Mileage Plan miles on Finnair flights (they do serve Toronto over the summer season) and eventually you'll be able to redeem on Finnair flights. For Finnair Plus members you can earn and already burn for flights on Alaska. (Source Alaska Airlines)

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Travel Deals
A Bespoke Experience in Toronto at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. When you book by 31 July for a stay through 30 September 2017, you'll receive: Complimentary high tea for two at the liveliest Lobby Lounge in the city Exclusive walking tour of downtown Toronto for two Members-only souvenir to always remind you of your stay. Find out more here.


Canadian Bonus Offers
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Other Bonus Offers
AeroMexico Club Premier
- Double Club Premier Points for stays at any Wyndham Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jul 15, 17

Philippine Airlines Mabuhay
- Earn up to Triple Mabuhay Miles for stays at participating Hilton hotels in Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 17

Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 6,000 Bonus Safar Flyer Miles when you join the Safar Flyer program and complete your 1st flight. More... Until Jun 10, 17

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Triple Stash Rewards Points and a complimentary draft beer for stays at the Chalet View Lodge Graeagle. More... Book by Aug 1 for stays Jun 1 - Aug 31, 17
- Quadruple Stash Rewards Points plus a 500 point bonus for stays at The Inn at Union Square San Francisco. More... Until Dec 30, 17
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at the The Firebrand Hotel Whitefish. More... Until Jun 30, 17
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays of 2 or more nights at the Menger Hotel San Antonio. More... Book by Jun 30 for stays until Aug 31, 17
- Triple Stash Rewards Points $40 restaurant voucher and overnight valet parking for stays at the Hotel Andra Seattle. More... Book by Oct 30 for stays until Dec 31, 17


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