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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

August 19 Update: AIR MILES adds redemption options for Spotify and gaming subscriptions, Hawaii delays reopening plan to October 1, new Tangerine Savings Account offer

 

AIR MILES expanded their reward catalog offerings yesterday with some great new redemptoin options for digital services. You can now redeem Cash Miles to pay for your Spotify membership fees at the usual Cash Miles rate of 95 miles to $10. On top of this option there are now Dream Miles options to redeem for 12 month digital gaming subscriptions and those are Nintendo Switch Online, Xbox Live Gold Membership, PlayStation NOW, and PlayStation Plus. These are all welcome new additions to the AIR MILES reward catalog as travel is still curtailed and many collectors are looking for different options to use their miles on.  Learn more at airmiles.ca




 

No so good news for Canadians who were getting excited to go to Hawaii soon. After seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases the state has delayed its non-quarantine reopening to tourists from September 1st to at least October 1st. (Source State of Hawaii)
Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, trans-Pacific travelers arriving in Hawaii from out-of-state will have the option to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawaii.

 
Tangerine
has an updated the offer for their Tangerine Savings Account: Become a new Client and earn 2.50%* interest for the first 5 months on your first Savings Account. And within 24 hours of a Raptors win, you could earn $250*. Find out more here.

To earn 2.50% interest*

1. Become a new Client online within 24 hours of a Raptors NBA 2020 Playoffs win using promo code 'RAPTORSWIN'

2. Open your first eligible Savings Account and Chequing Account within 30 days

3. Earn 2.50% interest in your Savings Account for 5 months

To get a payroll Bonus of up to $250*

4. Complete steps 1 to 3

5. Add your payroll - have the first payroll direct deposit in your Chequing Account within 60 days of opening the Account

6. Keep your payroll direct deposits going into your Account for at least 3 straight months and you'll earn a $250 bonus after the 3rd month

7. Don't worry if you've entered the promo code 'RAPTORSWIN' during the Playoffs but not within 24 hours of a Raptors win, you can still get a $200 payroll Bonus when you complete all the other steps

 

Airline Schedule Updates
A summary 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!

Here is Air Canada's planned transborder flights for September:

Montreal – Boston 1 daily E175
Montreal – Chicago O’Hare eff 08SEP20 Increase from 3 to 5 weekly, E175 operating
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale 2 weekly A320
Montreal – New York LaGuardia eff 08SEP20 1 daily E175
Toronto – Boston eff 08SEP20 Increase from 6 to 7 weekly, E175 operating
Toronto – Chicago O’Hare 2 daily E175
Toronto – Fort Lauderdale 2 weekly A320
Toronto – Houston 1 daily E175
Toronto – Los Angeles 5 weekly 787-8/-9
Toronto – New York LaGuardia 13 weekly E175
Toronto – San Francisco eff 09SEP20 A220-300 replaces A320, 5 weekly
Toronto – Washington Dulles 1 daily E175
Vancouver – Los Angeles 1 daily A320
Vancouver – San Francisco 1 daily A319
(Source RoutesOnline)

And United Airlines' planned transborder operations for September are as follows:

Chicago O’Hare – Calgary 02SEP20 – 30SEP20 1 daily Embraer E175 operated by Skywest, replacing Republic Airways
Chicago O’Hare – Montreal 02SEP20 – 30SEP20 Skywest CRJ200 replaces ExpressJet ERJ145, 1 daily
Chicago O’Hare – Quebec City 02SEP20 – 30SEP20 Skywest Embraer E175 replaces ExpressJet E145, 1 daily
Chicago O’Hare – Toronto 02SEP20 – 30SEP20 Increase from 2 to 3 daily (1 daily GoJet CRJ550 and 2 daily Republic Airways E175)
Denver – Calgary 02SEP20 – 30SEP20 Skywest Embraer E175 replaces A320, 1 daily
Houston – Calgary 02SEP20 – 30SEP20 1 daily service suspended
Newark – Toronto 02SEP20 – 30SEP20 Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly, Republic Airways E170 operating
San Francisco – Vancouver 02SEP20 – 30SEP20 Skywest Embraer E175 replaces A319, 2 daily
Washington Dulles – Toronto 02SEP20 – 30SEP20 Increase from 1 to 2 daily, Commutair Embraer ERJ145 operating
(Source RoutesOnline)

Turkish Airlines has once again pushed back the launch of their highly antiicpated Vancouver route. The new route to Istanbul from YVR is now not slated to start until December 1. (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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