Thursday, August 20, 2020

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)

 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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