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Friday, October 2, 2020

October 2 Update: Air Canada makes eUpgrade process easier, AIR MILES adds Canadian Appliance Source as a new partner & IHG Rewards Club's 2x points offer now live

 Air Canada announced today that they have made the eUpgrade process easier and more rewarding.

The eUpgrade improvements include:

  • Simplified eUpgrade Request Process – Beginning October 6, members or their travel agents can request upgrades when they book, or any time prior to check-in at aircanada.com or with Air Canada Reservations. When seats are available, members will clear automatically within their upgrade clearance window.
  • Simplified eUpgrade Requirements – Beginning today, all Air Canada fare options will be eligible for eUpgrades, with the exception of Economy Basic fares. Plus, members will be able to upgrade all Aeroplan flight rewards. What's more, Air Canada has further simplified the eUpgrade requirements across its network, and in most cases reduced the credits and add-ons required for an upgrade.
  • eUpgrades for Companions – The transformed Aeroplan is built for families, with all-new features like Family Sharing and Status Pass. Our members told us how important it is to be able to share the experience of our premium cabins with their travel companions. With that in mind, beginning November 8, when seats are available, upgrade requests for companions traveling in the same reservation will clear with the priority of the member's Altitude status – including at the airport.

Aeroplan has also introduced a special offer for eUpgrades. For a limited time, members can enjoy an eUpgrade add-on waiver for upgrades from Premium Economy to Business Class on international flights operated by Air Canada. This applies for upgrade requests through March 31, 2021. Learn more about eUpgrades here. Air Canada also provided us with PDF's detailing the process, eUpgrade requirements and more. You can access the English version here and the French version here.

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AIR MILES
added Canadian Appliance Source as a new partner where you can earn AIR MILES Rewards Miles at. You can earn 1 Mile for every $40 spent in-store and online plus you can also get 3x the Miles on almost anything in-store and online as part of the AIR MILES Bonus Boom event that runs until October 14th. 

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IHG Rewards Club double points on all stays promotion officially kicked off yesterday. Don't forget to register for it right away so that you can earn those points until December 15. Register & book here.

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 It's the start of the month and that's when we see the new Air France KLM Promo Rewards and Lufthansa Miles & More Mileage Bargains come out for the month. Once again there are no offers from Canada (AF KLM has nothing at all for North America) but Miles & More does have some out of the U.S.

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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!

WestJet released their international flight schedule for October as follows:
Calgary – Cancun 1 weekly 737-800
Calgary – London Gatwick 2 weekly 787-9
Calgary – Los Angeles 3 weekly 737-700
Calgary – Los Cabos 1 weekly 737-800
Calgary – Palm Springs 2 weekly 737-800
Calgary – Phoenix 3 weekly 737-700/-800
Calgary – Puerto Vallarta 2 weekly 737-700/-800
Toronto – Cancun 1 weekly 737-800
Toronto – Kingston 1 weekly 737-700
Toronto – London Gatwick 2 weekly 787-9
Toronto – Montego Bay 2 weekly 737-800
(Source RoutesOnline)

LOT Polish Airlineswill operate three flights per week between Toronto and Warsaw for most of the month of October. (Source RoutesOnline)

ANA will continue to operate three flights per week between Vancouver and Tokyo for the montsh of October and November. (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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Other Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- October Promo Rewards – Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. More... Book by Oct 31 for travel until Mar 31, 21

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 14,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly on Qatar Airways between Doha and Accra. More... Until Dec 31, 20
- 50% QMiles discount when you book Qatar Airways award tickets between Doha and Accra More... Book by Oct 27 for travel until Nov 30, 20

Radisson Rewards
- 100% Bonus when you buy Radisson Rewards points. More... Until Oct 25, 20

World of Hyatt
- Triple World of Hyattt Points on all Hyatt stays Worldwide starting right with your first stay. World of Hyatt credit cardholders will earn quadruple points on eligible spend at over 350 Hyatt Resort locations. Plus earn one Tier-Qualifying Night credit toward elite status the year in which they earn it and they will receive one bonus Tier-Qualifying Night credit toward elite status in 2021. More... Register by Nov 30 for stays until Jan 4, 21



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