Friday, February 15, 2019

WestJet 787 Dreamliner Photo Tour

 On February 14th we had the pleasure of attending WestJet's 787 Show & Shine event at their Calgary home base. The media, select elite members and #avgeeks got to have a sneak peek at the plane that will start flying next week. The plane ushers in a new era at WestJet as they grow their presence not only as an international airline but also as a leisure right through to premium service airline. The plane has their first true business class with lie flat pods and they hope to differentiate from their main competitor by offering extras like turn down service.

WestJet took delivery of this first 787 (Fin 901 and named after the founder of WestJet, Clive Beddoe) a few weeks ago and after a quick overnight stop in Calgary it went out to Toronto for training and familiarization as YYZ has a hanger that can accommodate it. The 787 hanger in Calgary is not complete yet (it should be in April) hence for this show and shine we were told to wear our winter jackets as they would only have the nose of the plane peeking into their 737 hangers. The airline is slated to receive two more Dreamliners by April and seven more over the next couple of years. The first revenue flight is on February 20th from Toronto to Calgary (and return that day as well) The plane will fly daily between the two cities until April 28 when it will takeover the Calgary - London Gatwick route from the 767. The other two aircraft will start international flights on May 17th Calgary to Paris and June 1st Calgary to Dublin.

What follows is a photo tour from this is event highlighting the new era of aircraft for WestJet:

Business Class Cabin



Premium Economy Class Cabin


Economy Class Cabin


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Great new offer for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card - Up to 30,000 bonus miles & first year free

TD has just released one of the richest offers to date for their TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card! The new offer that is available here and only some other select digital channels (it will go live with TD in March) provides an awesome welcome bonus of up to 30,000 Aeroplan Miles and a first year annual fee rebate for the primary card.

The 30,000 Aeroplan Miles welcome bonus is split as 15,000 miles upon your first purchase and another 15,000 miles when you spend $1,000 on the card within the first 90 days of opening your account. For most people this shouldn't be too hard as that will equate to $333.33 in spending per month.

Here is just a small example what 30,000 Aeroplan Miles can get you:
  • 2 round trip economy class short haul flights in Canada & Continental USA
  • 1 round trip or 2 one way economy class long haul flights in Canada & Continental USA 
  • 1 one way economy class ticket from Canada to Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America or Europe
  • 1 round trip business class short haul flight in Canada & Continental USA
  • 1 one way business class long haul flights in Canada & Continental USA, or to Mexico, Caribbean or Central America
If you meet the minimum income requirements for this card I would most definitely recommend getting it as it 30,000 Aeroplan Miles for no cost other than $1,000 in spending is an amazing deal. On average we value Aeroplan miles at a minimum of 1.8 cents each which would make the 30,000 miles worth no less than $540. This is now one of the richest card offers out there! You have until June 2 to jump on this card as that is posted end date for the offer.

Finally here are all the details of the current offer and the card itself:

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

February 13 Update: Bon Voyage to Marriott Rewards, say hello to Marriott Bonvoy, 500 free miles for joining Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer & more

Marriott Bonvoy officially launched today. You will no longer see Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest or Ritz-Carlton Rewards branding as the new program name and logo are here. We have lots of coverage of the evolution of the program from 2016 to today on our Marriott Bonvoy Starwood Preferred Guest Merger - All the resources you need page or visit Marriott's Bonvoy site here.

Over on our global site we posted another free miles offer - this is the return of 500 free Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles when you join the program by February 15th. Find out more here.

Today we saw the released of the newly updated Platinum Card from American Express, it was the first bit of news we alluded to in yesterday's daily update. Stay tuned for more news to come tomorrow!

Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals
Avis Spring Sale - Save up to 30% on Avis Rentals Worldwide until March 31. Find out more here.

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

Canadian Bonus Offers

Other Bonus Offers
IHG Rewards Club
- Earn 10,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points for stays at Kimpton Hotels in New York, NY; Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, PA; Boston, MA; & Manchester, VT. More... Book by Feb 22 for stays until Apr 30, 19

Marriott Bonvoy
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport. More... Until Mar 15, 19
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. More... Until Mar 26, 19

Radisson Rewards
- Double Points for stays on the Cabin Fever Package at the Radisson Blu Mall of America Minneapolis. More... Until Mar 31, 19

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- 1,000 KrisFlyer Miles when you book a qualifying stay at the Best Available Rate at Gaya Island Resort, Tanjong Jara Resort or Cameron Highlands Resort. More... Until Mar 31, 19

Thai Royal Orchid
- Double ROP Miles & save up to 20% on Hertz rentals of 3 or more days in USA, Canada, Asia*, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. More... Book by Feb 25 for rentals until Apr 7, 19

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