March 31 Update: AIR MILES Flights continues to disappoint, Air Canada partners with Mexico’s Aeromar & one new Amex Offer

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 Last December we had a post here on the Rewards Canada blog covering our readers disappointment with the new AIR MILES
Flight booking. Just over three months later and that disappointment is
still being voiced by our readers. Over the past few days a couple more
comments have been posted from flights that used to cost 900 miles now
being over 5,000 miles and one flight to Europe requiring 4,332 miles
and $1685 in taxes and fees. The actual price for the ticket? $1,730.
Nothing like spending 4,332 miles for $45 in value. What has your
experience been with the new AIR MILES Flights booking platform? Are you
disappointed as well or have you actually been able to find some
valuable redemptions? Let us know in the comments in the linked blog post or below. In the mean time check out the post with all our reader’s comments here.

Air Canada
announced a new interline partnership with Mexico’s Aeromar that will provide easy one ticket travel for flights with both airlines.

…an interline partnership that offers  offers seamless connectivity for customers between destinations in
Mexico and Air Canada’s global network via Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta
and Cancun. Customers are now able to book flights on both airlines on a
single ticket itinerary and experience the benefits of seamless
check-in, boarding, and baggage transfer throughout their entire
journey. Tickets can be booked online at and through
travel agents

This is the first step in a broader partnership between the two airlines including bringing Aeromar in as an Aeroplan partner:

The airlines are also committed to exploring deeper cooperation in
the form of a codeshare relationship and are currently working on the
launch of Aeromar as a partner of Air Canada’s Aeroplan program.
Expected to be in place before summer 2022, this cooperation will be
Aeroplan’s only partner airline based in Mexico, offering members even
more options to accrue and redeem Aeroplan points on all Aeromar
operated flights.

Click here to learn more about this new partnership.

Image via Air Canada

Another Amex Offers offer to let you know about
that came out this week. This one is for purchases at Estee Lauder.
Personally I received the bonus points version on the Cobalt Card.

Spend at least $85 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at by 30/06/2022 and earn a one-time $15 statement credit. Terms apply.

Simply log in to your Amex account or go onto the Amex app to see if
you these offers have been sent to you and to register for them. 

You can find this and many more offers in our Guide to American Express Canada ‘Amex Offers’

Image via American Express

Posts since our last update:


Hilton Hotels: Stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels &
Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, and Conrad Hotels & Resorts and
receive a $150 on-property credit for each night you stay. Click here to book this offer.


Canadian Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan

Up to a 20% Aeroplan Points discount when you redeem for
award flights on Air Canada to select destinations in Europe. Book by
Apr 12, 22 More…

ALL Accor Live Limitless

– Earn up to 6,000 bonus ALL Rewards points on stays of 2 or more nights
at all participating Accor Hotels in Canada and worldwide. Register
& book by Apr 19 or stays Apr 5 – Jun 12, 22  More…

Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer

Status Match to elite status from 25+ airlines. Match your
other airline elite status to Silver or Gold in the Safar Flyer program
including Air Canada and WestJet. Until May 31, 22 More…

Other Bonus Offers

China Airlines Dynasty Flyer

– Triple Dynasty Flyer Miles when you rent with Hertz for 5 or more days
in USA, Canada, Europe*, Australia and New Zealand. Book by May 31 for
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JetBlue TrueBlue

– Up to a 30% discount when you buy TrueBlue Points. Until Apr 20, 22 More…

The Leading Hotels of the World Leaders Club

2,000 Bonus Leaders Club Points on stays of 3 nights or more
at The Leading Hotels of the World locations Worldwide. Book by May 31
for stays until Jun 15, 22 More…

Marriott Bonvoy

Fort Lauderdale 5,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT
for stays of 2 or more nights at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor
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Portland,ME 5,000 bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at the The Westin Portland Harborview. Valid for stays until May 20, 22. More…

2,000 bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT at the AC Hotel Portland Downtown/Waterfront Valid for stays until Apr 28, 22. More…

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