May 20 Update: 50,000 bonus PC Optimum points with $150 online Shoppers purchase, CIBC Holidays for Heroes initiative, Qatar Airways modifies amazing re-booking policy

Another big bonus from Shoppers Drug Mart! Earn 50,000 bonus PC Optimum points
when you spend $150 or more online via Shopper’s Beauty Boutique. Those
50,000 points are worth $50 towards a future purchase. This offer is
good for today and tomorrow. Find out more here

Last week CIBC launched a new campaign to recognize
front line health care workers. The CIBC Holidays for Heroes initiative
is providing 30 million Aventura travel reward points to give these
workers an opportunity to recharge. Nominees will be chosen at random to
receive a $1,500 travel voucher to take a well-deserved

Through the CIBC Holidays for Heroes program, Canadians are invited
to nominate a frontline health care worker who has made a contribution
to keeping us safe during this challenging time, and who has earned a
well-deserved break for their efforts. CIBC has provided 30 million
Aventura travel rewards points to recognize health care workers who will
be chosen at random to receive a travel voucher, allowing them to take a
holiday at a future date, reconnect with their families, and
re-energize themselves. 

Nominations are open to all Canadians and can be made at

“The Holidays for Heroes program is one way we can show our deep
appreciation for the sacrifices our frontline health care workers have
made for Canadians, by giving them the opportunity to rest and recharge
with their families,” added Mr. Dodig. “The holidays these heroes take
are also one small way of supporting local businesses when economies can
safely reopen.”

Last week we gave you the details of Qatar Airways‘ amazing flight re-booking policy and noted that it will most likely change and it did over this past weekend. It is a relatively small change in that you now have to wait 14 days before you can change your flights and you have to re-book into the
same fare class. Find out more here.

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 and other sources. Remember that many of these route
plans are subject to change and right now they are changing frequently!

Sunwing has released their plans for their summer
domestic operations with flights between offered between Toronto and
Deer Lake, Gander, St John’s and Vancouver. Flights will start up in
late June and are already open for reservation on Sunwing’s website.
(Source RoutesOnline & Sunwing)

Toronto – Deer Lake 01JUL20 – 09SEP20 1 weekly

Toronto – Gander 26JUN20 – 08SEP20 2 weekly

Toronto – St. John’s NFLD 26JUN20 – 09SEP20 2 weekly

Toronto – Vancouver 28JUN20 – 08OCT20 1 weekly

The latest updates out of SWISS Airlines shows them wanting to resume Montreal to Zurich service on July 1. (Source RoutesOnline)

Not that you can actually travel to Switzerland as their borders are
still closed (unless they open up by July 1) but I thought I would pass
along that this flight is showing availability in business class
for no less than 6 people with Aeroplan! 

Japan Airlines is reducing their planned service between Vancouver and Tokyo to 1 flight per week for the month of June. (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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Fairmont’s Canadian mountain resort hotels offering every 2nd night or 2nd room free for the rest of 2020!

Travelzoo and Brewster’s Mountain Lodge in
Banff are selling discounted vouchers for future stays that are 100%
fully refundable. You can buy vouchers for starting at $179-$199 each
for June, $199-$239 for July and $269-$319 for August & September.
Based on these numbers looks like they are anticipating a decent return
to travel in late Summer. We did a quick check for a mid-week stay in
June and Brewster’s wanted $339 for the same room and the cheapest 3rd
party rate we could find was $209. Sot the $179 voucher definitely
provides some savings. Find out more here

Travelzoo and Huntingdon Manor Hotel in
Victoria B.C. are selling discounted vouchers offering Breakfast &
Parking, 35% Off for future stays that are 100% fully refundable. You
can buy vouchers for stays starting at $95 per night each for stays
between June and November. Find out more here

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