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Thursday, April 23, 2020

April 23 Update: Guide to RBC Royal Bank 'RBC Offers', 20 bonus miles via AIR MILES Shops, new airline schedule update section




By now you are most likely familiar with our Guide to Amex Offers page where we summarize all the limited time offers and provide a guide on how to access them. We have now set up the feature for RBC in our new Guide to RBC Royal Bank 'RBC Offers'. It follows the exact same format as our Amex guide by listing the current offers followed by a guide on how to use them.  Check out the feature here. This feature will most definitely need the help of the Rewards Canada community as we only hold the WestJet card in our household - so if you have the Avion, BA or Cathay Pacific cards please let us know if you have any other offers available to you!


American Express has now confirmed the duration of the increased Use Points for Purchases redemption offer. You have until September 30 to redeem points for any purchase made on your cards at the 1,000 points for $10 rate. This is instead of the standard 1,000 points for $7 and is for cards like the American Express Cobalt Card and Gold Rewards Card. Of course if you have a Platinum Card this has been doubled so you get $20 for every 1,000 points until July 20. Related: Limited Time Offer: Increased value in American Express Use Points for Purchases
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AIR MILES shops has another bonus running until April 27 for shopping online at any of their partner retailers. You can receive 20 bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when you spend $50 or more in one transaction. Learn more about the offer here.
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In the past we've let you know about an extra lounge benefit for the Platinum Card from American Express where you could access Lufthansa business class lounges in Frankfurt and Munich. This benefit has now been extended to July 31, 2020 - not that it is of much use to travellers right now but it is good to know should you be able to travel in the next couple of months. What this tells me in reality is that it has now been extended several times over the past few years that in all likelihood it will be extended again after July 31. Learn more here.
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Airline Schedule Updates
This will now be a standard feature for the forseeable future in our daily update posts as we summarize Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline

Air China's latest update has them flying once weekly between Vancouver and Shenyang and Beijing in May (Source RoutesOnline)

China Eastern's latest schedule update has them flying one flight per week between Toronto and Shanghai for the month of May. (Source RoutesOnline)

Etihad is showing 5x weekly service resuming between Toronto and Abu Dhabi on May 16 (Source RoutesOnline)

Hainan Airlines's latest update has them flying once weekly between Toronto and Xi'an and Beijing (Source RoutesOnline)

Korean Air's latest schedule update shows 3 flights per week in June between Vancouver and Seoul and boosted to 5x weekly in July. (Source RoutesOnline)


Remember to visit and bookmark our COVID-19 resource page where we are keeping you up to date with all the latest airline, hotel, lounges and loyalty program news, policies, closures and more.
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British Airways Executive Club
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