August 20 Update: Radisson Rewards extends pause on points expiration and adds elite night rollover, Cobalt multiplier at iconic Calgary Drive-In & WestJet’s international flight schedule for September

Radisson Rewards have further updated their policy
in regards to points expiration and elite status. Previously they
extended points expiry by 6 months and extended elite status set to end
February 2021 to February 2022. Now they have updated that policy by
further extending the pause of points expiration and added an elite
earning rollover component. These are some welcome updates to the
program seeing how travel is still curtailed. Of course if you have the
Platinum Card from American Express you don’t have to worry about losing
Gold Elite status since that will automatically update each year you
have the card however for those of you who don’t the addition of elite
earning rollover will hopefully help you out for 2022.

  • Point expiration suspension: We are extending our pause on the
    expiration of Radisson Rewards points. Any points that were set to
    expire between March 1, 2020 and March 30, 2021 will now expire on March
    31, 2021, if the account remains inactive.
  • Elite status extension: We have extended your 2020 status –
    whether it’s Silver, Gold or Platinum – through February 2022, for those
    whose status would have expired in February 2021. This means you will
    continue to enjoy all the great Silver, Gold or Platinum member benefits
    you have access to today.
  • Elite earning roll over: All eligible nights and stays earned in
    2020 will roll over to 2021 and be applied toward maintaining or
    increasing your Elite status in 2022.

These updates from Radisson Rewards have been added to our COVID-19 resource page

Image via Radisson Hotels

One more new American Express Cobalt Card Multiplier for you, well hopefully as the final charge hasn’t posted yet. This one is an iconic Calgary restaurant: CB Drive Inn. The other day we made it out there for some Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (Copyright Food Network)
food from this joint that has been a Calgary institution (and by
institurion some will say a good institution whilte others will say
really bad) since the 1970s. Low and behold going through the drive thru
and there’s the American Express Shop Small sticker so out came the
Cobalt card! Our chili dogs, fries and drinks should not only earn 5x
points but we should also receive $5 back thanks to the current Amex
Shop Small promotion. Learn more about Confirmed Cobalt Multiplier locations here and learn more about Amex’s Shop Small promotion here.


Airline Schedule Updates

A summary 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!

Here is WestJet‘s planned international operations for the month of September

Calgary – Atlanta 3 weekly 737-700 (selected dates -800)

Calgary – London Gatwick 3 weekly 787-9

Calgary – Los Angeles 3 weekly 737-700

Calgary – Paris CDG 2 weekly 787-9

Toronto – Cancun 1 weekly 737-800

Toronto – Kingston 1 weekly 737-700

Toronto – Montego Bay 1 weekly 737-800

(Source RoutesOnline)

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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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