Monday, January 19, 2015

Jan 19 Update: Visa Infinite Privilege adds benefits at YOW, WestJet announces Calgary-Houston service, Etihad Guest is still an Amex transfer partner

A busy Monday to start off the latest week of updates here on Rewards Canada!

News, Tips & Tricks
Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders (RBC, CIBC, TD) now get special airport benefits in Ottawa (YOW). Cardholders can now use a Dedicated VIP Priority Lane entrance at the Domestic/International checkpoint in the airport and also get dedicated parking spots on a first come first serve basis. Cardholders also receive 15% off standard parking rates.

WestJet announced some new routes today for flights in Canada and to the U.S.. First WestJet Encore is expanding further out East with new flights between Halifax and Deer Lake, Gander and Sydney Nova Scotia and out west they will add Calgary-Terrace and Edmonton-Abbotsford routes. Additional new summer routes include Halifax to Ottawa and St. Johns as well as Ottawa to Moncton. There will also be new Toronto-Gander service and possibly the biggest and most interesting route out of the announcements is Calgary to Houston starting this September! (Source WestJet)

For the next three days you can earn 80 bonus Air Miles when you spend $40 or more at Rexall. Print the coupon here.

Don't worry Etihad Guest has not been removed from American Express Membership Rewards. Last week when I logged into my account and went to the transfer points page Etihad was gone. Funny thing is a few days later I get an email from one of our readers stating the exact same thing! It appears that when logged in there is a technical glitch that removes Etihad from the page however if you log out and go to the transfer points page Etihad is there. I notified American Express of this issue last week and they are working to resolve it!

Travel Deals
Air France has an amazing deal on Vancouver-Mauritius flights, you can fly for as little as $1199 all in and include a stopover in Paris! Simply book by Feb 5 for travel until May 6 or between Oct 16 and Dec 10. Book online at
Bonus Offers

Aegean Miles&Bonus
- Miles&Bonus Elite Status Match for all Cyprus Airways Elite Sunmiles members. More... Until Mar 1, 15

Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Earn 50,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles after you spend $3,000 in your first three months of Card membership with the American Express AeroplanPlus Reserve card. More... Ongoing

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at participating Best Western Hotels in Spain and Portugal. More... Various Dates in 2015
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at participating Best Western Hotels in Spain and Portugal. More... Various Dates in 2015

Iberia Plus
- Triple Avios for stays at the Claris, Granados 83, Gran Derby Suite, Derby, Balmes and Astoria in Barcelona and hotels Urban and Villa Real in Madrid. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- Double Avios for stays at the Caesar of London and Banke Hotel of Paris. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- Double Avios for a 3 night stay at participating Hoteles Andaluces con Encanto. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- Earn up to 2,000 Avios on Avis car rentals Worldwide.More... Until Mar 31 15

Miles & More
- Double Miles & More Miles when you fly Austrian between Vienna and Mauritius. More... Until Mar 31, 15
- Triple Miles&More miles for stays at the tMeliá Paris la Défence and Meliá Doha More... Until Jun 30, 15

SAS EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus points for stays at all Scandic Hotels in Europe. More... Feb 1 - 28, 15

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 25% Bonus Miles&Smiles Status Miles when you fly on Turkish Airlines between Turkey and Singapore. More... . May 1 - Jun 30, 15

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