Monday, November 3, 2014

Nov 3 Update: Air France to launch Vancouver-Paris service, Alaska drastically cuts YVR-LAX, Aeroplan bonus at Eaton Chelsea extended

Welcome to the first daily update of November!

News, Tips & Tricks
Great news for SkyTeam flyers in Southern B.C., Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members and the traveling public in general. Air France has announced new service between Vancouver and Paris starting on March 29, 2015. The new flights will operate 3x per week initially and then move to 5x weekly over summer. The flights are already bookable at The Air France KLM group are definitely making inroads in Canada as just a few weeks ago KLM announced Edmonton service and between both airlines they already serve Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal (and Ottawa with their exclusive bus service). This may also be a route that we'll see some promo awards on in the first few months of service. We should know this at the start of December when the next ones are released. Source
AF374 CDG1035 – 1150YVR 772 x24
AF379 YVR1400 – 0835+1CDG 772 x24

Alaska Airlines is making a serious cut to their service between Vancouver and Los Angeles. The route will be cut from 3 flights per day to 1 flight per day as of January 2015. This comes as American and Delta expand service on this route. (Source:

Travel Deals

Qatar Airways Global Sale: Fly from Montreal for as little as $843 all in

Bonus Offers

Aegean Miles&Bonus
- 25% Miles&Bonus Discount on award tickets for 25 Aegean Airlines international routes. More... Book by Nov 15 for travel until Mar 20, 14

Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles for every stay at the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Save up to 50% with Promo Awards Save 25% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. More... Book by Nov 30 for travel between Jan 1 and Feb 28, 14

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Receive up to 10,000 Mileage Bank Miles when you book and fly on award tickets between Tokyo and Paris on flights JL415/416. More... Nov 10 - Feb 28, 15
- Triple Mileage Bank Miles for stays at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Miles & More
- Quadruple Miles & More Miles when you shop at Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe. More... Until Nov 30, 14

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... Ongoing
- Double QMiles when you stay 3 nights and more at any of the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels worldwide. More... Until Dec 30, 14
- 5x QMiles for stays at the Park Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi. More... Until Nov 30, 14
- Double QMiles for stays at participating Taj Hotels in India, UAE and Sri Lanka. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Double QMiles for stays of 2 or more nights at participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 1 - Feb 28, 15
- Triple QMiles on Sixt car rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Nov 30, 14

Thai Airways Royal Orchid

- Earn up to Quadruple Royal Orchid Plus Miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days in Asia, Canada, Europe, the U.S. Middle East , Africa, Australia or New Zealand. More... Until Until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to Quadruple Royal Orchid Plus Miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days in Thailand. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Double Flying Club miles when you fly Virgin Atlantic in Economy between London and New York, Boston, Washington, Miami, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Delhi or Lagos. More... Register by Nov 30 for travel until Dec 31, 14

Today's Daily Update has been brought to you by


  1. Now if only westjet would join skyteam ...

  2. That's what I've been saying for years! I remember long ago when many people said WestJet should join oneworld but I kept saying SkyTeam as it is a much better fit for WestJet and for Canadians! But it looks like WestJet is going to be like Alaska Airlines and not join one alliance but partner with airlines from various alliances.

  3. its too bad you can't earn status on DL or AA or partner airlines by flying on WS flights. (just redeemable AA miles)

  4. Agreed, hopefully that changes in the future now that WestJet has elite tiers