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



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

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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