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Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 18 Update: Amex Centurion to open at New York JFK airport in 2019, AIR MILES permanently raises Cash Miles daily redemption cap and more


American Express will be opening yet another Centurion Lounge in the U.S.. The latest lounge, which will be the largest one yet, will be located at New York City's JFK airport. Remember as Canadians you do have access to Centurion Lounges around the globe if you have The Platinum Card from American Express or the ultra exclusive Centurion Card. Read more about the lounge here. For more details on lounge access we suggest reading Rewards Canada's Guide to Business Class Lounge Access.

"American Express announced it will open its largest location of The Centurion Lounge at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4, one of the most active air terminals in the United States. With spectacular views of the airfield, exceptional amenities, and one-of-a-kind design elements, the new lounge will span more than 15,000-square-feet across two levels. The lounge is estimated to open by early 2019."

Over the Christmas period AIR MILES temporarily raised the maximum amount of Cash Miles you could redeem per day. Looks like that trial was successful as AIR MILES has made this a permanent feature as of yesterday. (Source AIR MILES)
"the AIR MILES Reward Program is announcing it is increasing the daily cap for in-store AIR MILES Cash redemptions to $750 (7,125 Cash Miles) per Collector Account, per day. The cap for in-store AIR MILES Cash redemptions at Shell remains at $60 (570 Cash Miles) per transaction, for up to 5 transactions a day. Gift cards and near-cash products will continue to be excluded."

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Remember to visit Rewards Canada's Travel Booking siteto book travel directly with many of your favourite airlines, hotels and more!

Canadian Bonus Offers
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles when you fly on select Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge routes between Canada and the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Sun destinations. More... Register and book by Feb 15 for travel until Jun 30, 18

Other Bonus Offers
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Earn up to 40% Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you buy 20,000 or more miles. More... Until Feb 7, 18

Avianca LifeMiles
- Earn up to 6x LifeMiles when you rent with Dollar in the Americas and Europe. More... Until Mar 31, 18

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles for stays at Best Western Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Mar 30, 18

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Earn up to 30% JPMiles when you convert other loyalty program points (Bank, Hotel, Credit Card etc.) to JPMiles. More... Until Feb 16, 18

Marriott Rewards
- South Africa 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays on Thursday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) at participating Marriott Hotels in South Africa. More... Until Mar 31, 18

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