March 26 Update: BMO AIR MILES Mastercard review updated, Aer Lingus providing 10% extra on vouchers, British Airways suspends all Canadian flights until April 17

The Rewards Canada review of the BMO AIR MILES Mastercard has been
updated! We haven’t touched it since 2015 so it was in dire need of
getting an update. This is the case with quite a few of our reviews and
we hope to get to updating them all over the next little while. You can check out updated BMO AIR MILES Mastercard Review here.

When we were updating our COVID-19 resource page yesterday the change of ticket offer from Aer Lingus real stood out. Of course like most airlines they are offering vouchers for future travel instead of refunds but what makes theirs different is that they will give you 10% extra on what you paid, so if you booked a flight for C$1000 your voucher will be for C$1,100. And unlike other airlines whose vouchers are valid for 12 to 24 months, Aer Lingus’ is valid for 5 years!

Image via Aer Lingus

British Airways updated their route schedules and have effectively cancelled flights to Canada until April 17. Here is a breakdown of the routes:

–  cancelled their flights between Calgary and
London Heathrow until April 20 and look to be running 3x weekly service
after that.

– cancelled their flights between Montreal and London Heathrow until April 17 and look to be running 3x weekly service after that

– cancelled their flights between Toronto and London Heathrow until April 17 and look to be running 1x daily service after that

– cancelled their flights between Vancouver and London Heathrow until
April 17 -and look to be running 1x daily service after that

(Source RoutesOnline)

Image via British Airways

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PC Optimum has sent out an email to members warning them of a
phishing scam that is being texted to some people. If you receive a text
that is asking you to log in or for personal details do not click on
the link – just delete it and block the sender.

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*** Remember to visit and bookmark our COVID-19 resource page
where we are keeping you up to date with all the latest airline, hotel,
lounges and loyalty program news, policies, closures and more.

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