December 9 Update: Air Canada reveals their annual Christmas video, more airlines added to AIR MILES flights & Hilton Honors improves their points expiry rule

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Air Canada
released their annual Christmas video this week which a nice whimsical animation about bringing people together

Air Canada is embracing the magic of the season with a new
spot that shares a message of togetherness for the first holiday many Canadians will spend
together in two years. Just like so many of us that have been apart, feeling like we have been living in a bubble,
the video shows a story of two people who are separated by their glass
snow globe.

Check it out here:

Rewards Canada frequent commentator Davidd418 noted in a comment of his that AIR MILES flights
has added more airlines that you can redeem on. He found that in his
searches Copa Airlines and AeroMexico were now both showing up as
options. Here’s one example we found after he let us know:


Images via AIR MILES

Hilton Honors announced today that they are changing
their points expiration policy for the better. The are switching from a
15 month inactivity rule to 24 months. That means you now have a full
two years to at least earn or redeem one point in your Hilton Honors
account to keep those points alive. This is a welcome that puts Hilton
more in line with other program like World of Hyatt and Marriott Bonvoy
which both also have 24 month inactivity rules.

Image via Hilton

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