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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

March 19 Update: Air Canada provides updated Boeing 737 MAX-less schedule, British Airways new Club World seat coming to Toronto & bonus Hilton points in downtown Ottawa


Air Canada revealed today that they have removed the grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 from their schedule until July 1st at the very earliest. They have completed updating their schedule until April 30 with roughly 98% of their flights now being covered. There are several 737 MAX 8 flown routes that have been cancelled which probably accounts for that 2% of the schedule that they didn't cover. Of course the Rewards Canada family was scheduled to fly one of those routes that was cancelled, Palm Springs to Calgary. I actually chose to get a refund yesterday for the flight and booked with WestJet for the return. Sure the flight on AC was supposed to be in Business Class but all the options that were being presented by AC (and from what I researched as well) would have meant 7 to 12 hours of traveling with connections (ie PSP-SFO-YVR-YYC) and we'd rather spend 3 hours direct in WestJet economy than 7 to 12 hours in domestic business class. Air Canada is also chartering aircraft from Air Transat to cover some flying for the next month and are accelerating the intake of A321 aircraft acquired from WOW Air. According to the press release other routes that have been cancelled out right include Halifax and St. John's to London and Vancouver to Kona and Lihue. (Source Air Canada)

Torontonians can consider themselves lucky! British Airways revealed a Club World seat that will debut on BA's A350-1000XWB aircraft and after some short haul familiarization flights it's first scheduled long destination is slated to be Toronto! The first flight is set for October 1. (Source Routesonline)

Here's a video of the new Club World seats and cabin:


If you need a hotel in downtown Ottawa you may want to check out the recently opened Hilton Garden Inn or Homewood Suites Ottawa Downtown. Both properties are offering 1,000 bonus Honors points per night as part of a grand opening special! You can check out the offer for the Hilton Garden Inn here and for the Homewood Suites here.

 The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Buy Miles bonus that was to end on Sunday has been extended to today. You can still buy them with a 40% bonus until later tonight! Find out more here.

Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals
Marriott: Complimentary Room Upgrade and EUR50 Resort credit for stays at participating Marriott Resorts in Europe. Book by Apr 5 for stays until Apr 1 - Jun 30 & Sep 1 - Oct 30, 19 Full details & online booking
Hertz: Enjoy $20 off the base rate a weekly rental plus Free inflight Wi-Fi for one (1) month. Book by Dec 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
Hilton Honors
- 1,000 Bonus Honors Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown. More... Until Jun 21, 19
- 1,000 Bonus Honors Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Ottawa Downtown. More... Until Jun 21, 19

Other Bonus Offers
Copa ConnectMiles
- Earn up to 1,750 Bonus ConnectMiles on qualifying rentals at participating Avis locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. More... Until Jun 30, 19
- Earn up to 1,750 Bonus ConnectMiles on qualifying rentals at participating Budget locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. More... Until Jun 30, 19

Iberia Plus
- 25% Avios Discount when you redeem for select Iberia Express award flights between Madrid and Copenhagen, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Rennes, Berlin, Birmingham, Manchester, or Naples. More... Until Apr 30, 19

IHG Rewards Club
- 100% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points online.  Minimum purchase of 7,000 points. More... Until Mar 22, 19
Le Club AccorHotels
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays of 2+ nights at participating Accor hotels in Africa More... Book by Mar 31 for stays until Apr 30, 19

Rocketmiles
- 3,000 Bonus Miles / Points with most Rocketmiles partners for booking at select properties Worldwide More... Book by Mar 26, 19

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Perdido Beach Resort Orange Beach. More... Until Apr 30, 19
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Firebrand Hotel Whitefish. More... Book by Mar 31 for stays until Jun 14, 19


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