Monday, September 14, 2020

September 14 Update: You can now book Aeroplan reward tickets for Canadian North online, WestJet adds no charge COVID-19 Travel Insurance ahead of slightly expanded international flying schedule


members can now book Canadian North reward flights online on the Aeroplan website. Prior to this you had to call in to book reward flights and pay the phone in booking fee. This is nice little update to the program in your ability to search and book these famous flights online. They are famous as they tend to be very expensive and some of the routes like Edmonton to anywhere in the Northwest Territories price out as Short Haul flights within the Aeroplan program which means you are redeeming as little as 7,500 miles one way. (Source Aeroplan)
Here is the current Canadian North route map:

Images via Canadian North

WestJet announced late last week they will provide no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance for select air and vacation reservations. Remember this coverage doens't replace your regular travel insurance as it is only specific to COVID-19 as listed below. (Source WestJet)

For reservations made on or after September 18, 2020, any WestJet air-only reservation including WestJet Vacations bookings for travel to and from Mexico, the Caribbean (excluding the U.S.), Europe (including U.K.) and inbound to Canada will provide eligible guests no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance through new partner TuGo®. Coverage will be automatically applied at no additional charge to eligible guests at the time of purchase for travel until August 31, 2021 for up to 21 days. One-way travel reservations will also be eligible for coverage for up to seven days.

TuGo® Travel Insurance COVID-19 coverage for WestJet guests includes*:   

  • Emergency medical and hospital costs for outbound travellers if diagnosed with COVID-19 while outside of Canada (excluding U.S) for up to a maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person.
  • Emergency medical and hospital costs for inbound travellers visiting Canada diagnosed with COVID-19 while in Canada up to the maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person.
  • Quarantine accommodation costs when the traveller tests positive for COVID-19 on the trip up to $150 CAD per insured person, per day to a maximum of 14 days for inbound and outbound reservations.
  • Ambulance transportation and air evacuation costs related to COVID-19, up to the maximum limit of $100,000 CAD per insured person for inbound and outbound guests.
  • COVID-19 repatriation costs in case of death of up to $5,000 CAD per insured person for inbound and outbound guests.
  • One-way economy airfare for the return of one travelling companion and dependent children when air evacuated back home for treatment.



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!

WestJet revealed an updated fall schedule today that sees a few U.S. and International routes return on top of those they are already serving. (Source WestJet)

While the schedule is significantly reduced compared to 2019, several major routes have returned including non-stop service between Calgary and Palm Springs, Phoenix, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas along with the return of non-stop service between Toronto and Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica and Cancun. The airline is also reintroducing non-stop Dreamliner service from Toronto to London (Gatwick).
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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