October 9 Update: Purchase Give A Mile’s limited edition Pilsner to help fund flights of compassion, Amex Centurion Lounge in JFK now open & Turkish Airlines further delays Vancouver launch

 Shout to our friends at Give A Mile who sent us
their limited edition Reservoir Pigs Pilsner brewed by Calgary’s Village
Brewery. A portion of each sale of this beer goes to Give A Miles to
help provide their flights of compassion. As you may or may not know we
have been partnered with Give A Mile for several years now and super
proud to support them in any way we can and we do have to thank our
readers as well who have donated miles or cash to them to help fund
their fligths of compassion. The charity recently provided their 712th
flight of compassion which is a huge accomplishment considering they
were at 300 flights when we starting working together. Be sure to order
some of this brew to help them out! Learn more about and order the beer here

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American Express opened up their newest Centurion
Lounge today. Their new flagship lounge is open at New York’s JFK
airport. It’s located in Terminal 4 and that’s the terminal that WestJet
is in so this is good news for those who hold The Platinum Card from American Express as you’ll be able to access this lounge once WestJest resumes flights to JFK. Learn more about the lounge here. And check out this video on twitter of the very first person to visit the new lounge.

Recommended reading: Rewards Canada’s Guide to Business Class Lounge Access

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It has been awhile since we provided HNN’s hotel occupancy statistics for Canada.
Now that we are in fall and starting to see higher rates of COVID-19
cases the overall occupancy rates are dropping again. We peaked in the
40% range back in August but the latest stats for September 27 to
October 3 show occupancy down to 34%! (Source HNN)

For the week ending with 3 October, British Columbia (43.2%) was the only province to reach or surpass a 40% occupancy level.

Among the major markets, Vancouver saw the highest occupancy level (34.2%).

The lowest occupancy among provinces was reported in Quebec (19.7%).
At the market level, the lowest occupancy was reported in Montreal

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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!

Turkish Airlines continues to further delay the
launch of their Vancouver to Istanbul route. Their latest schedule
update now show the route starting on January 3, 2021. (Source RoutesOnline)

Pacific Coastal Airlines is set to resume twice weekly service between Vancouver and Masset as of October 29 (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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