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Monday, May 4, 2020

May 4 Update: Today only earn 10% or more cash back with Rakuten, Air Canada launches CleanCare+, AeroMexico extends elite status


Today only you can earn 10% or more cash back with 26 retailers via the Rakuten portal (eBates.ca). Find out more here. (This is our referral link - if you are not a member yet you'll get $5 when you spend $25 or more using this link) Here are just some of the retailers available:
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Air Canada announced the launch of CleanCare+ today that Air Canada describes as " a comprehensive program for personal safety and enhanced aircraft grooming to provide customers greater peace of mind during all stages of travel." Here are the main points of this program:
  • Mandatory pre-flight customer temperature checks, the first in the Americas
  • More personal space in Economy Class at least until June 30, 2020
  • Personal care kits containing disinfectant and safety items
  • Electrostatic cabin spraying to reinforce aircraft grooming protocols 
  • Revised food product minimizing crew and passenger contact
  • Customer face-coverings and employee Personal Protective Equipment now mandatory
Learn more about CleanCare+ here.  Source Air Canada


Images via Air Canada
 

For the second month in a row the Miles & More program is not offering any Mileage Bargain offers for flights out of Canada but they do have some out of the U.S. for travel in late August and through September. Find out more here.

Hotel occupancy rates in Canada for the week of April 19-25 was around 15%. This is a slight increase from the 12 or so percent we saw over the few weeks prior. However compare this to 2019 where the week has occupancy rates of 76.9%. (Source HNN)


AeroMexico is extending status for elite members in their Club Premier programs. All members who achieved status via flying in 2019 will have their 2020 status extended by 12 months. Find out more here.
Image via AeroMexico


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. Remember that many of these route plans are subject to change and right now they are changing frequently!

AeroMexico wants to restart service between Vancouver and Mexico City later this week with 2x weekly service. (Source RoutesOnline)

Air India has set May 18 as the date to relaunch their Toronto-Delhi daily service (Source RoutesOnline)

Copa Airlines looks to be planning to restart service between Toronto and Panama City on July 3 with 2x weekly service (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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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

Hello Fresh: save $65 in total, including free shipping on the first box! Find out more here.

Missfresh: Simplify your life with 45% off your first 2 consecutive orders with code SIMPLIFY45. Find out more here.

Enjoy up to 25% off for stays at Radisson Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Find out more here Book by May 10 for stays June 10 – August 31, 20

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