Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28 Update: United Airlines to Kelowna, AC finally connects Toronto & Hawaii, we're giving away 5,000 Aeroplan miles!

Enter our Aeroplan dExclusives contest,  United and Air Canada launch new routes and more!

News, Tips & Tricks
United Airlines will be launching a new Kelowna to San Francisco service this fall. This will be once daily flight and is good news for Aeroplan, MileagePlus and other Star Alliance members in the Okanogan area as it presents another option for earning and burning your miles. The flights will start on September 20th and be operated with a CRJ. (Source

Air Canada must have seen lots of connections from Ontario and beyond on their Western Canada to Hawaii flights as they have announced new Air Canada rouge service between Toronto and Honolulu. The flights will operate twice weekly beginning November 26th and will run year round. (Source

Aeroplan has launched a new Auction site for their Distinction members called dExclusives. These are exclusive auctions that you can bid your Aeroplan miles on, some are very cool and once in a lifetime opportunities like the FIFA World Cup package of 2 business class tickets, hotels and tickets to the semi-final and finals! We have a separate post discussing the new feature for Distinction members with a contest attached to it where you can win 5,000 Aeroplan miles for letting us know which auction you would bid on or would like to see in the future! Read more about dExclusives and enter our contest here!

Travel Deals
To celebrate the above mentioned new Air Canada Rouge route between YYZ and HNL, they are offering 20% off all flights to Honolulu from anywhere in Canada. The flights must be booked by Jun 10 for travel November 21st to April 30, 15. This is prime season for Hawaii, so if you can book this far out you should look into this offer. Just too bad Maui isn't included as it is on my list again for next winter! Find all the details of the sale here.

Bonus Offers

airBaltic PINS
- 1,000 Bonus PINS on airBaltic flights to Nice, Olbia, Venice, Rijeka, Bari, Malta, Athens, Bucharest, Burgas, Varna, Chisinau, Baku, or Palma de Mallorca. More... Book by Jun 2 for flights Jun 1 - Aug 31, 14
- Quadruple PINS on any Hertz Car Rental worldwide. More... Book by Jun 30 for travel until Aug 30, 14
- 200 Bonus PINS with airBaltic Celebration services. Order flowers, cake or champagne to be delivered on-board the flight. More... Until Jun 20, 14

Alitalia MilleMiglia

- 900 Free MilleMiglia Miles when you join the Maggiore Club. More... Ongoing

British Airways Executive Club
- 2,000 Bonus Avios for stays at any one of 130 participating Marriott Hotels in Europe. More... Book by Jun 18  for stays between Jul 1 - Sep 21, 2014

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 1,500 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at the at Hyatt Place Charlotte/City Park, Hyatt Place Charlotte/Airport and Hyatt House Charlotte/Center City. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Icelandair Saga Club
- Triple Saga Club Award Points on any Sixt rentals in Geneva. More... Until Jun 30, 14

IHG Rewards Club
- 5,000 points per award night - IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Redeem only 5,000 points for stays at select hotels Worldwide. Offer and participating hotels are subject to change at any time, valid for stays thru Jul 31, 14. More...

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Up to 50% QMiles Discount on Qatar Airways Privilege Club Award ticket redemptions for various routes via their "Easy Deals" offer. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Scandic Hotels Friends
- Receive up to a 5,000 Scandic Friends Points discount on reward night redemptions for stays at any Scandic Hotel. More... Book by Jun 22 for stays Jun 20 - Aug 17, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 500 Bonus Starpoints for stays at the The Westin Cleveland Downtown. More... Until Oct 31, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays on the Grand Opening Offer at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio. More... Until Sep 15, 14
- 500 Bonus Starpoints and Complimentary breakfast for two when you stay in a newly renovated room at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield. More... Until ?
- 500 Bonus Starpoints and Two drink tickets per stay when you stay at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield. More... Until ?

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 1,000 Miles&Smiles Miles for weekend stays at the Surmeli Istanbul. More... Until Aug 30, 14

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