Thursday, January 3, 2013

Jan 3 Update: Pay to requalify for AAdvantage Status, Aeroplan discounts 1 way awards, Emirates January Miles Accelerator

Second full day at it in 2013 and it's a busy one:

News, Tips & Tricks
American Airlines
is offering 2012 AAdvantage Gold and Platinum Elite members a chance to buy back their status if they failed to requalify. AAdvantage will reach out to members on or after January 30 advising them of their status and then they will have until May 15 to renew. Full details can be found here.

Japan Airlines
has changed the Mileage Bank mileage accumulation rate for certain JAL fares. Higher end saver Economy Class fares B and E will now earn the full 100% miles of the flight instead of the previous 70% while the lowest Economy saver fares L,V,S drop to 50% from 70% and the bottem end Q and N fares will only earn 30% of the actual mileage instead of the previous 50%.

Technically a bonus offer but since it is only available for a short time this latest sign up offer is not listed on the main Rewards Canada site: BMO is offering 1,000 Air Miles when you apply for the BMO AIR MILES World MasterCard by January 14, 2013. The miles will be awarded with the first purchase on the card. Apply for the card here (Thanks again to Randy M!)

Air India
has postponed the planned reintroduction of their Toronto-Delhi service. Initially slated to start March 1st the airline has not announced when they plan on resuming the flight. (Source: Airline Route Update)

Emirates Skywards
Miles Accelerator for January includes Business Class and First Class between Toronto and Dubai. See the link below fore more details

Travel Deals
Air Canada
and WestJet both launched major seat sales today. WestJet's is for travel within Canada until Apr 27 and must be booked by January 8th while Air Canada's must be booked by January 10 for travel until May 31 to destinations Worldwide.

Bonus Offers
Air Canada Aeroplan

- 25% Aeroplan Miles Discount when you redeem for a ClassicFlight® one-way reward with Air Canada and Star Alliance ™ partner airline. More... Until Jan 13, 13
- Earn up to 1,250 Bonus Aeroplan miles when you book with Air Canada travel partners and Air Canada. More... Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone
- Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays at Delta Hotels and Resorts throughout Canada. More... Jan 14 - Apr 15, 13
- 500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on any purchase at Birks the first time you present your Aeroplan Card. More... Until Dec 31, 13

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you purchase or gift AAdvantage Miles online. More... Until Jan 31, 13

Emirates Skywards
- Earn up to 16,000 Bonus Skywards Miles with Emirate's January Miles Accelerator offers which enables you to earn more Skywards Miles when you fly with Emirates, irrespective of the fare you pay or where you buy your ticket. More... Until Jan 31, 13

Oman Air Sindbad (on only)
- Double Sindbad Miles for stays at all Golden Tulip Hotels worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Earn up to Quadruple Sindbad Miles for Hertz rentals of 3 days or more Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 13

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Dividend Miles on any Hertz rental at a participating airport location in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- Quadruple Dividend Miles on National Rentals at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Jan 28, 13

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