Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bonus Page Updates May 22, 09

May 22, 09
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Etihad Guest

- Earn double Asia Miles for stays on the CustomStay package at Shangri-La and Traders Hotels
- Earn double Guest Miles on Etihad's new flight between Chicago and Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

S7 Airlines to join Oneworld Alliance

With the announcement coming the same day as Aegean/Star Alliance, British Airways, one of the founding members of the Oneworld Alliance is sponsoring the membership of S7 (Siberian Airlines) to the alliance. The airline will go through an 18 month integration program with full membership expected by 2012. S7 is the second Russian airline to join an alliance after Aeroflot which has been a member of SkyTeam since 2006.

Greece's Aegean Airlines to join Star Alliance

At a press conference in Greece on May 26 representatives from Aegean Airlines and the Star Alliance announced that Aegean will join the alliance. It is expected that Aegean will become a full member by 2010. Aegean flies to 47 destinations in Greece, Europe and Africa with over 200 daily flights. Once integrated members of other Star Alliance frequent flyer programs like Aeroplan will be able to earn and redeem miles for Aegean flights.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bonus Page Updates May 21, 09

May 21, 09
China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | Continental OnePass | Delta SkyMiles | GoldpointsPlus | United Mileage Plus

- Earn 500 Bonus Dynasty Miles for using KIOSK or E-Checkin
- 20% Bonus OnePass miles when your transfer miles between OnePass accounts
- Earn up to 50,000 bonus SkyMiles on Delta's new international routes
- Earn 1,000 bonus Gold Points per night starting with your third night
- Earn double Mileage Plus miles for stays at 3 Langham Hotels locations.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Bonus Page Updates May 20, 09

May 20, 09
Air Canada Aeroplan | Northwest WorldPerks| US Airways Dividend Miles

- 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per member when you book an Air Canada Vacations Air & Hotel package to Barbados by June 15, 2009.
- 1,000 Bonus WorldPerks Miles at over 300 participating Starwood properties in North America and Latin America.
- 3,000 Bonus Dividend Miles when you stay two or more consecutive eligible nights at any Hyatt worldwide..

Bonus Page Updates May 19, 09

May 19, 09
Hyatt Gold Passport | Priority Club |
US Airways Dividend Miles

- Earn 20,000 Bonus Gold Passport points for stays of 5 nights or more at the Hyatt Aruba Resort and Casino
- 3,000 Bonus Priority Club points for stays at the Hotel Indigo Buffalo Amherst
- 25% Bonus Dividend Miles when you buy miles online

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Northwest/Delta to suspend service to Waterloo

From the Waterloo International Airport Website:

"Effective June 1, 2009 Delta / Northwest Airlines service from the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) will be suspended.

If you are booked on a flight, departing from the Region of Waterloo International Airport after the June 1, 2009 suspension date please contact Delta / Northwest Airlines customer service line at 1-800-225-2525 or your travel agent to make alternative travel arrangements or arrange for a refund."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Aeroplan relauches one-way classic awards

In a trial run from May 15 to Sep 30, Aeroplan has relaunched one-way classic award tickets (one-way classic plus was what was available prior and online) for booking up to 356 days in advance.

The flights have to be booked via the Aeroplan call center, which of course means they are subject the call center booking fee.

The mileage levels for the awards are as follow:

Short Haul :

Y : 10,000
J : 17,000
Elite IKK : 20,000
SE IKK Y : 13,000
SE IKK J : 22,000

Long Haul :

Y : 17,000
J : 27,000
Elite IKK : 34,000
SE IKK Y : 22,000
SE IKK J : 35,000

Carribean (including Hawaii) :

Y : 27,000
J : 40,000
Elite IKK : 54,000
SE IKK Y : 35,000
SE IKK J : 52,000

Europe :

Y : 40,000
J : 57,000
Elite IKK : 80,000
SE IKK Y : 52,000
SE IKK J : 74,000

Asia :

Y : 50,000
J : 77,000
Elite IKK : 100,000
SE IKK Y : 65,000
SE IKK J : 100,000

All the pertinent information and discussion on these awards can be found on this FlyerTalk post. (Thanks to Bestof2k9 and other on the thread for this info)

Aeroplan Call Center: Reduced hours of operation

A heads up to those who like to or will be using the Aeroplan Call Center, as of June 1st the hours of operation will be reduced to the following:

0600-2100 Pacific time.

0700-2100 Eastern time.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Priority Club: Free Nights, Double Points or Double Miles

Stay 2 Nights Get 1 Free (or double points or miles see below). For every two Qualifying Nights paid and stayed at any IHG hotel worldwide (except in Japan), including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Express by Holiday Inn™, Staybridge Suites®, and Candlewood Suites® hotels, you will receive a free room night at participating hotels
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required)
May 4 - Jul 3, 09
- A maximum of four Free Night Notifications may be earned per Member
- two Qualifying Nights may be on consecutive or two non-consecutive nights stayed during the Promotion Period
- Free night must be used between July 3, 2009, and December 26, 2009,

Earn Double Priority Club points or Double Airlines Miles with the second qualifying stay at participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™ and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide Double points or double miles will be awarded on every qualifying stay, beginning with the first qualifying stay at participating Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® hotels worldwide between 4 May and 3 July 2009.
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required)
This offer uses the same registration link as the free night offer

Bonus Page Updates May 12-14, 09

May 14, 09
Continental OnePass | Marriott Rewards

May 13, 09
Best Western Rewards | Hilton HHonors | Sol Melia MaS Rewards | Turkish Miles and Smiles

May 12, 09
Czech Airlines OK Plus

- Earn 500 bonus OnePass miles for booking CO flights online
- Various Reward Points or Free nights with Marriott's newest promo
- Complete update of the Best Western Rewards page with tons of new offers
- Complete update of the Hilton HHonors page with lots of new offers
- Double MaS Rewards for stays
at the new Meliá Hotel de La Reconquista - Oviedo.
- Double Miles&Smiles miles for those under 24 on all flights for a week
- Earn up to 4,o00 bonus OK Plus miles between Toronto and Prague

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bonus Page Updates May 6 and 7, 09

May 7, 09
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Miles & More | Priority Club | United Mileage Plus

May6, 09
AeroMexico Club Premier | Delta SkyMiles | Frontier Early Returns

- 20% bonus Mileage Plan miles when you purchase instant miles or gift miles
- Double Club Premier Kilometers
for stays at the Zoëtry, Paraíso de la Bonita Riviera Maya
- Double Asia Miles for stays at over 20 Radisson location in the Asia Pacific Region
- Earn double SkyMiles when your converting Choice Privileges points to Delta's program
- Earn double Early Returns Miles on flights to/from Jackson Hole or Anchorage
- Earn double Miles and More miles on Adria Airways flights between Ljubljana and Madrid
- Earn 2,000 bonus Priority Club points for stays of 2 nights or more in Belgium or the Netherlands
- Earn up to 10,000 bonus Mileage Plus miles on United flights to Australia

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Double EQM and RDM Mileage Plan Miles for all Alaska / Horizon Flights

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is celebrating their Freddie award for best Frequent Flyer program by offering double Elite Qualifying Miles and Redeemable Miles on all Alaska / Horizon flights. The offer is valid on Bargain, Value, Full Flex and First Class fares until June 30, 09.

The offer requires registration, see our Mileage Plan page for full details and the registration link.

Bonus Page Updates May 5, 09

May 5 , 09
Air Canada Aeroplan | Delta SkyMiles | Hilton HHonors | Northwest WorldPerks | Priority Club | VIA Preference

- Earn 250 bonus Aeroplan miles for Hertz rentals
- Earn 1,000 bonus SkyMiles for National Car rentals
- Earn 1,000 bonus HHonors points for National Car Rentals
- Earn up to 15,000 bonus Worldperks miles on NW/DL new international routes
- Complete update of Asia Pacific Priority Club bonuses
- Complete update of VIA Preference Bonus Offers

Bonus Page Updates May 1, 09

May 1, 09
American AAdvantage | bmi Diamond Club | Continental OnePass

- Earn up to 15,000 bonus AAdvantage miles between New York and Tokyo or Zurich
- Earn double Diamond Club miles between London LHR and Cairo or Tel Aviv

-Targeted OnePass offers for first flight with Continental

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Italy is popular this year, Air Canada adding more flights

Air Canada is increasing service between Toronto and Rome to 10x weekly from 7x weekly for the summer season. Demand is obviously up and this route must now be proving popular as in the past this route was started, stopped, started etc. by Air Canada. The extra three flights will run from Jul 16 to Sep 12, 2009.

Overall Air Canada offers 17 flights per week to Rome from Montreal and Toronto

Source: Airline Route Updates

Marriott introduces Elite Rollover Nights

Find yourself staying at Marriott's all the time, more then enough to reach the various elite levels? Well now Marriott allows you to rollover additional nights that are over and above your elite qualifying level so that you can reach the next years status sooner. For example if your stay 15 nights this year, those first 10 nights will give your Silver Elite Status and the additional 5 will count to earning status in the following year.

Full Details

Air Canada to Guarantee Lowest Fares

Air Canada has launched a new campaign to guarantee you will get the lowest fare for their flights within Canada or to the U.S.

From the Aircanada website:
"If you find a lower fare for the exact same Air Canada itinerary with another Canadian online travel retailer within 24 hours of completing a purchase on, Air Canada will offer you a credit of $50 plus the fare difference, per passenger."

I believe some people may make use of this however you must meet the following criteria which may make it too bothersome for most to follow up on (and I would think this is what Air Canada is banking on)

From the Aircanada website:

"Just make sure that:
  • your itinerary originates in Canada for travel within Canada or between Canada and the United States (excluding Puerto Rico), with all flights operated by Air Canada or Jazz,
  • you found the lower fare within 24 hours of your original ticket purchase,
  • the lower fare is not available on,
  • the lower fare is for the exact same Air Canada flight, date, time, itinerary, and fare family as the original itinerary you purchased at
  • the lower fare is all-inclusive (i.e. including all taxes, fees, charges and surcharges)
You've found a lower fare for an itinerary that's identical to one you've just booked on
  1. Note the complete Web address (URL) of the website where you found the lower fare.
  2. Capture screenshots and/or printouts of the itinerary, as well as a detailed fare quote including taxes, fees and fare rules from the website where you found the lower fare. (Retain this information in case further verification is required.)
  3. Ensure that the lower fare is not also available on
  4. Submit your claim online within 24 hours of your original ticket purchase by using our online claim form"
This guarantee does not work if you find a lower fare on as they already have had their 24hr grace period for cancelling flights and rebooking in place for sometime. In this case you can just cancel your old itinerary and rebook at the lower price.

Complete details on this new guarantee from Air Canada can be found here.

Friday, May 1, 2009

WestJet to cut Winnipeg to Regina and Saskatoon

According to this post on FlyerTalk, WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer confirmed the direct flights between Manitoba and Saskatchewan's 2 big cities are being cut. Passengers must now fly via Calgary to connect between the three cities.

One person noted however that the flights seem to resume for the winter schedule but that can always change.