Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3 Update: WestJet 787s will have lie flat business class, six new Air Canada routes, use Accor points right at check out

News, Tips & Tricks
Yesterday we brought you the news that WestJet has ordered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. At the time of posting we were unaware of the configuration of seats in the planes. Well according to WestJet they will be a three cabin plane meaning Economy, Premium Economy and a true Business Class with lie flat seats. We also learned that there are plans for WestJet to add their own business class lounges (not third party ones like Swissport)

Air Canada announced six new winter seasonal routes today. We see service to a third Australian city out of YVR, albeit for only three months and the introduction of Montreal to Lima which is Air Canada's first Southern Hemisphere service from YUL. (Source Air Canada)
Route Seasonal Service Aircraft Frequency
Vancouver-Melbourne Dec. 1, 2017 – Feb 4, 2018 Boeing 787-9 (mainline) Four times weekly
Vancouver-Orlando Dec. 20, 2017 – Apr. 8, 2018 Boeing 767-300ER (Rouge) Twice weekly
Toronto-Belize City* Dec. 15, 2017 – Apr. 13, 2018 Airbus A319 (Rouge) Weekly
Toronto-St. Vincent* Dec. 14, 2017 – Apr. 12, 2018 Airbus A319 (Rouge) Weekly
Montreal-Lima* Dec. 16, 2017 – May 27, 2018 Boeing 767-300ER (Rouge) Twice weekly
Montreal-Phoenix Feb. 22, 2018 – May 28, 2018 Airbus A319 (Rouge) Three times weekly

For those of you who like us who still have the Diners Club Club Rewards MasterCard, one of the transfer partners is ending their relationship with DC in June. As of June 16th World of Hyatt will no longer participate as a partner of Club Rewards.  This officially ends any means of earning Hyatt points in Canada on credit card spend.

Le Club AccorHotels will now let you redeem points right at check out instead of having to redeem for e-vouchers first. Simply ask at reception that you would like to redeem points towards your stay and you'll be able to redeem 2,000 points (and multiples there of) for 40EUR (or equivalent in local currency) off of your stay. Find out more here.

Rewards Canada is pleased to announce our latest partner, Loews Hotels! You can now book this hotel chain via our Book Travel with our partners page. I've personally stayed at two of their locations in Hollywood and Santa Monica and both are nice hotels. If you want to be in the thick of things in Hollywood including celebrity spotting then the Loews Hollywood is the place to stay at. You can also book Loews directly via this link.
We spotted David Morrissey during our 2nd stay at the
Loews Hollywood hotel. Better known as the Governor from
The Walking Dead.

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