Friday, September 14, 2018

September 14 Update: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge opens in Saskatoon, free Stash Rewards points, Air Canada seat sale

Air Canada officially opened their 17th Maple Leaf Lounge in Canada yesterday at at Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (Skyxe). The lounge seats up to 40 people and showcases Canadian design and art, including work by two Saskatchewan artists, Shawn Evans and Holly Friesen.
Photo courtesy of Air Canada
"The 137-square-metre lounge features such amenities as a full-service bar offering a wide selection of beverages, including Canadian wines and specialty coffees, a self-serve buffet area and comfortable seating with a view of the tarmac. Business travellers planning to work on site may also take advantage of the cyber counter equipped with PCs and colour printing, complimentary Wi-Fi and access to a large variety of digital newspaper and magazine content via the PressReader app.

The Skyxe Maple Leaf Lounge will operate seven days a week, and is conveniently located in the departure gate area, steps away from Air Canada's departure gates."
Looking at YXE's departures board most Air Canada flights depart from gates 4, 5, and 6 so this lounge is located conveniently for those gates. Winnipeg flights depart from 1A which is on the other end of the airport but then again YXE isn't big by any means so it isn't a major trek.

Related: Rewards Canada's Guide to Business Class Lounge Access

If you are a Stash Hotel Rewards member check your email for a free 100 point offer. There is no link this time for this offer as they have made it that you have to click through from your email to get it.

Another bonus offer to watch for in your email. Cathay Pacific is sending out bonus miles offer to select members via email that offer up to 15,000 bonus Asia Miles for flying out of Canada to Hong Kong in Business Class or Premium Economy. Check your email for it to see if you qualify!

There will be an exciting 3 day promotion coming from one of Canada's larger proprietary credit card programs next week. We can't reveal the details today but be sure to check out our blog early on Monday for all the information!

Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals
Air Canada
launched what they call a surprise sale today for travel within Canada, to the U.S. and Sun destinations. Book by Sep 17 for travel until Dec 19 Find out more here

Radisson Blu Suite Sale - 20% off for non-members on Junior Suites and Suites. Up to 5% extra off for members. Book by Sep 16 for stays until Nov 30 Find out more here

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