Friday, November 24, 2017

November 24 Update: Call in to book WestJet flights with Flying Blue Miles, recognition from Canalta Hotels & Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals

Here is a further update to the WestJet and Air France KLM partnership. We have been wanting to write a post about using Flying Blue miles for WestJet flights however their online booking engine is not grabbing WestJet flights yet. They have updated their partner page for WestJet stating that you have to Call in to book Flying Blue Awards for travel on WestJet. So they are bookable but not online nor do they list what the redemption amounts are yet although we assume that it will be 12,500 miles one way for flights within North America as that is what Flying Blue charges for flights on other North American airlines. Hawaii may be 15,000 (that's what it is to redeem on Delta via Flying Blue) and so on.

When you travel enough and stay in a lot of hotels you get recognized - and it doesn't matter the size of the company or their loyalty program. Rewards Canada contributor Bill W. (see our Collector Series story on Bill) received this nice invite from the Canalta Hotel in Esterhazy Sasktachewan to attend their Christmas party!

We're going to keep this reminder going in each update until Christmas:
Check out the Give A Mile Flight Hero campaign! The charity can really use donations of miles to help provide flights to those who otherwise would be unable to travel to visit terminally ill or critically sick family and friends. Rewards Canada has pledged to raise 100,000 miles and we are half way there! We are putting the call out to all of our fans, readers and even new visitors, if you can give please do so. It can be as little as 1,000 miles! You can find out more and donate here.

Posts since our last update:
Travel Deals
Check out our separate post that rounds up all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

Remember to visit Rewards Canada's Travel Booking site to book travel directly with many of your favourite airlines, hotels and more!

Canadian Bonus Offers
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles on all GOL flights systemwide. More... Register by Jan 16 for travel Dec 16 - Mar 31, 18

Other Bonus Offers
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- 2,500 Bonus Gold Points and up to 30% off stays at Carlson Hotels Worldwide with the Dream Deals offer. More... Book by Dec 3 for stays until Feb 28, 18

Etihad Guest
- 20% Bonus Miles when you buy Guest Miles online. More... Until Dec 6, 17

Le Club AccorHotels
- 1,000 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at Accor Hotels in Italy. More... Book by Jan 25 for stays until Jan 28, 18

Marriott Rewards
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights at participating Marriott Hotels in London. More... Until Feb 28, 18

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