Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Air India to make Toronto-Delhi route non-stop

For the upcoming winter season, Air India will be switching their one stop Toronto-Delhi service to daily non-stop service. The route will be flown with Boeing 777-300ER's and will no longer stop in London, England.

Flight Timings:
Toronto-Delhi Dep 1035 Arr 1125+1
Delhi-Toronto Dep 0125 Arr 0645

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Air Canada introduces new service for Quebec/Newfoundland

According the Airline Route Updates, Air Canada via the services of Exploits Valley Air Services will introduce a new once daily Sept-Iles – Wabush – Goose Bay – Gander route. The new service is slated to start on August 1.

Flight Timings
Sept Illes - Wabush Dep 0630 Arr 0820
Wabush - Goose Bay Dep 0900 Arr 1010
Goose Bay - Gander Dep 1030 Arr 1235

Gander - Goose Bay Dep 1520 Arr 1625
Goose Bay - Wabush Dep 1645 Arr 1755
Wabush - Sept Illes Dep 1815 Arr 1805

Monday, July 19, 2010

Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards for 2010

Today on we posted our second annual picks for Canada's top travel rewards credit cards.. We have combed over 60 different credit cards offering travel rewards for Canadians and of those there are a few that really stand out. While it is practically impossible to give this question a perfect one card answer, we can breakdown the market of Canadian Travel Rewards credit cards into five major categories that these cards fall into. Without further ado, here are the top travel rewards credit cards for 2010 as picked by

Top Airline Credit Card
CIBC AeroGold Visa / AeroGold Visa Infinite

Top Hybrid Travel Credit Card
RBC Visa Platinum Avion / Visa Infinite Avion

Top Travel Points Credit Card (with annual fee)
Capital One Aspire Travel™ World MasterCard®

Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee)
American Express Blue Sky Credit Card

Top Hotel Points Credit Card
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

For the complete article, details on each card plus runners up in each category please visit the full Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Card for 2010 page on the Rewards Canada website

Care to comment on our choices? Want to voice your opinion on the good and the bad of all the Travel Rewards Credit Cards in Canada. Share you views and experiences by leaving a comment below.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Air Canada adding service to New Orleans

Following on the heels of WestJet's announcement of service to New Orleans, Air Canada will return to New Orleans with daily non-stop service starting on Oct 30. The new route will be flown with Jazz CRJ-705 aircraft with executive and economy class onboard.

Flight Timings:
Toronto-New Orleans Dep 0950 Arr 1200
New Orleans-Toronto Dep 1235 Arr 1620

Source: Air Canada Press release

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Royal Air Maroc increases Montreal-Casablanca service

According to Airline Route Updates, Royal Air Maroc is increasing service between Montreal and Casablanca for the winter season. The number of flights will go up to 7 from 5 effective Dec 16, 10.

Flight Timings of new flights:
Montreal-Casablanca Dep 0735 Arr 1925 Days 46
Casablanca-Montreal Dep 2105 Arr 2359 Days 46

Thursday, July 8, 2010

WestJet adds New Orleans, Grand Cayman and Santa Clara, Cuba

From the WestJet press release:

CALGARY, July 7 /CNW/ - WestJet today unveiled its winter schedule for 2010-2011, featuring three new destinations, 10 new routes and expanded service on more than 30 others - and at everyday low fares all year-round.

Beginning in November, WestJet will launch seasonal, non-stop service to New Orleans, Santa Clara (Cuba) and Grand Cayman Island, all from Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

WestJet will also launch new seasonal, non-stop service between the following cities:

- Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Montreal and Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Montreal, Calgary and Varadero, Cuba
- Toronto and Palm Springs

WestJet will extend its non-stop service from seasonal to year-round between the following cities:

- Ottawa and Halifax
- Ottawa and Vancouver
- Toronto and Bermuda
- Toronto and Samana, DR
- Toronto and Puerto Vallarta
- Montreal and Punta Cana. >>

WestJet will increase the number of seasonal, non-stop flights this winter from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal to exciting destinations such as Honolulu, Maui, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Air Canada/Middle East Airlines launch codesharing services

Thanks to Airline Route Updates for the news:

As of Jul 1, Air Canada and Middle East Airlines launched codesharing services on each others flights. Air Canada has placed their flights numbers on MEA's flights between Beirut and Geneva and London Heathrow while MEA will be codesharing on AC's Canada-London flights and Montreal-Geneva flight.