April 28 Update: Top 5 Mastercard Cards to use at Costco, Porter Airlines delays restart to June 29, Eurowings cans new Calgary-Frankfurt flight

We updated our 5+ year old feature on the Top 5 Mastercard Cards to use at Costco. Thing is, it will need to be updated again on June 2 when the Rogers Mastercard changes kick in. See the updated feautre here

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Porter Airlines has pushed back the relaunch of their flights to June 29 from June 1. (Source Porter)

We are extending our temporary suspension of all flights due to
COVID-19 until June 29. Porter temporarily suspended flying on March 21,
as government-imposed travel restrictions and public health measures
were increasing in North America.

Our initial restart date of June 1, was something we believed was
reasonable at the time. While there are many promising signs about how
COVID-19 is being contained, it is also clear that the current border
restrictions, regional stay-at-home orders and limits on large
gatherings will remain in place for many regions through much of May and
into June. This makes it difficult for people to travel, so Porter will
continue aligning its approach with the public health response.

Our return to flying will be done in a responsible manner, taking into account health and safety precautions.

To provide flexibility and give travelers peace of mind when purchasing
for future travel, Porter is waiving change and cancellation fees on all
fares booked by June 29. This also applies to Porter Escapes vacation
packages. Tickets for travel beginning June 29 are available for
purchase now.

Image via Porter

RBC Rewards has a limited time redemption option where you can send
an Interac e-transfer with points until July 31. Find out more here

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Airline Schedule Updates

This will now be a standard feature for the foreseeable future in our
daily update posts as we summarize Canadian operations based on data
from RoutesOnline

The new Eurowings flight between Calgary and Frankfurt that was set to launch on June 1st has been cancelled (Source RoutesOnline)

Qatar Airways appears to be continuing with 4x weekly service between Montreal and Doha until the end of May (Source RoutesOnline)

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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