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Thursday, April 30, 2020

April 30 Update: Mastercard pulls Foodora offer from their site, Coast Hotels providing Fort McMurray evacuee discounts and more elite status extensions


We haven't heard back from Mastercard Canada about the Foodora news we brought to you earlier this week but did see that as of today the offer has been pulled from Mastercard Canada's website. You can however still access the offer directly on Foodora's website here. Seeing that it is not on Mastercard Canada's website however leads me to believe this offer is being removed completely and won't be available to use with Foodora in other countries.
Image via Foodora


Coast Hotels is offering a special 50% off compassion rate at their Edmonton locations for Fort McMurray residents who have been affected by the flooding that city is experiencing. Find out more here.
Image via Coast Hotels


Travelzoo and Cape Mudge Resort on B.C.'s Quadra Island are selling discounted vouchers for future stays that are 100% fully refundable. You can buy vouchers for 2 night stays starting at $179 each for May 2021 or $229 each for summer stays in 2020 or 2021. Find out more here
Image via Travelzoo

More elite status extensions
Japan's two major airlines have both provided extensions for elite status. Current elite status members from ANA Mileage Club and JAL Mileage Bank will have their status extended through 2021. Meanwhile Spanish based Melia Hotels has extended the status of current Melia Rewards elite members by one year and elite members of Amtrak Guest Rewards will have their status extended to February 28, 2022. You can find all these details and links on our COVID-19 resource page.
 


Airline Schedule Updates
This will now be a standard feature for the foreseeable future in our daily update posts as we summarize Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline and other sources.

Sichuan Airlines is showing 1x weekly service between Vancouver and Chengdu starting on May 5 (Source RoutesOnline)

TAP Air Portugal is showing 1 weekly service between Toronto and Lisbon starting on May 22 and moving to 3x weekly as of July 1. The new Montreal to Lisbon route is showing 6x weekly starting on June 26. (Source RoutesOnline)

WestJet has further reduced and temporarily stopped select domestic routes from May 5 to June 4. Halifax to Montreal has been removed completely and there are now lower frequencies on the following:
Market  
Previous frequency  
Updated frequency 
Calgary-Lethbridge 
6x weekly 
3x weekly 
Calgary-Medicine Hat 
6x weekly 
3x weekly 
Calgary-Cranbrook 
6x weekly 
3x weekly 
Winnipeg-Saskatoon 
3x weekly 
2x weekly 
Winnipeg-Thunder Bay 
3x weekly 
2x weekly 



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