Last week Air Canada further updated some of their fare classes.
Earlier in the year they launched Economy Basic fares for travel within
Canada, then WestJet came out with their own changes for flights beyond
Canada and now Air Canada has followed suit with a further expansion of
the fares for travel in North America. The expansion includes a new fare
class called Comfort that falls in between the well known Flex and
Latitude fare classes and seeing Basic being expanded beyond our
borders. (Source Air Canada)
The five Economy fare types and their features are:
Latitude – Fully refundable ticket; Priority
check-in; two complimentary checked bags; advance seat selection and
access to Preferred Seats when available; complimentary Air Canada
Bistro Voucher; same-day changes; 125 per cent Aeroplan Miles accrual;
and Maple Leaf Lounge access for purchase.
Comfort – Same-day standby (previously only
available with Latitude); advance seat selection and access to
Preferred Seats when available; complimentary alcoholic beverage;
complimentary checked bag; early boarding; 115 per cent Aeroplan Miles
accrual; and Maple Leaf Lounge access for purchase.
Flex – Ticket changes permitted for a fee; advance
seat selection; complimentary checked bag; 100 per cent Aeroplan Miles
accrual; and Maple Leaf Lounge access for purchase.
Standard – Ticket changes permitted for a fee; 50
per cent Aeroplan Miles accrual for transborder flights and 25 per cent
Aeroplan Miles accrual for domestic flights.
Basic – Air Canada’s
most restrictive fare option will be available only for select routes
and flights and for booking exclusively through Air Canada channels.
These low fares do not permit changes, are not eligible for upgrades,
and do not earn Aeroplan Miles. Customers have the option to pay for
checked bags, advance seat selection, and food and alcohol on board.
AIR MILES has seen a 10% increase in reward
redemption after adding more options under 1,000 miles. As such
they are expanding with more merchandise and experience options under
that 1,000 mile level. (Source AIR MILES)
Sad news to hear that Tim Winship has passed away.
He was one of the very first people to bring the world of points and
miles to the Internet (frequentflier.com) and he co-authored the famous
Mileage Pro frequent flyer book of last decade with Randy Peterson. When
Rewards Canada launched in 2001, it was only Randy’s and Tim’s
endeavours that were on the Internet and were a great source of
inspiration for me to launch Rewards Canada since their sites were more
American focused and there were none focusing on Canada. I never did get
to meet Tim although we did have some great conversations via email. He
will be greatly missed and many of us can thank him for helping create
the amazing online miles and points culture. (HT TravelBloggerBuzz)
Not too long ago we were asked when our 2018 Top Cash Back Credit Card rankings will be released and I mentioned they would come out in March like they did last year.
However with so much happening in the cash back space right now with
cards changing and new ones being introduced I have decided to hold back
on releasing the Top list until we get all the details in of the cards.
I anticipate that the rankings will come out sometime in May or June.
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