Monday, May 2, 2022

New Visa Infinite Privilege dining & stay offers, Air Canada increases some checked baggage fees on Aeroplan & paid tickets and Aeroplan extends generous flight reward change policy

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A new batch of Visa Infinite Privilege dining and stay offers were released this month. This time the new dining offers are in Halifax, Calgary Toronto an more. Here are just some of the new offers available exclusively to these Ultra Premium credit cards: 


  • Bar Sofia, Halifax Thursday Jun 9, 6:30 p.m. $200 per person† In-Person Dinner (Includes food, wine, cocktail, and gratuity; taxes extra.)
  • Stay 3 nights or more at The Towers at Lotte New York Palace and enjoy every 3rd night free.
  • Calcutta Cricket Club, Calgary Tuesday Jun 14 Wednesday Jun 15 Thursday Jun 16 $55 per person† Prix Fixe Menu (Includes menu as noted, gratuity & ticketing fees; taxes extra. Reservations required.)

Click here to see all of the current Visa Infinite Privilege special offers.

Click here to some of the current welcome bonuses on Visa Infinite Privilege cards

Image via Visa Canada


This news seemed to have slipped through from last month but Air Canada made a bunch of changes to bag fees in April, especially hard hitting is the fee for bags on Aeroplan award tickets:

Air Canada has revised its checked baggage policy for customers travelling internationally* on an Aeroplan flight reward. Fees, per direction are:

  • 1st bag: 75.00 CAD/USD
  • 2nd bag: 100.00 CAD/USD

the checked baggage policy for customers travelling to and from the following countries/regions was also revised. Fees, per direction, are now as follows:

  • Economy Basic fares on flights between Canada and Europe:
    • 1st bag: 75.00 CAD/USD
    • 2nd bag: 100.00 CAD/USD
  • Economy Basic fares on flights between the United-States and Europe:
    • 1st bag: 75.00 CAD/USD
    • 2nd bag: 100.00 CAD/USD
  • Economy Standard, Flex and comfort fares on flights between Canada and Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan or Morocco:
    • 1st bag: free
    • 2nd bag: 100.00 CAD/USD
  • Economy Standard, Flex and comfort fares on flights between Mexico and Egypt:
    • 1st bag: free
    • 2nd bag: 100.00 CAD/USD

Seeing what these fees have jumped up to,  it just makes even more sense to have an Aeroplan co-brand premium or ultra premium card that covers the first checked bag fee on Air Canada flights.

Learn more about the baggage fee changes.


Air Canada Aeroplan has once again extended their flexible change policy for Aeroplan flight rewards. The extension now sees Aeroplan waiving change fees on reward tickets until May 31, 2022 and the amount of changes you can make are unlimited. For bookings made by May 31 but changed on or after June 1, 2022 you will have the first change fee waived but any others after that will incur a fee. Applicable change fees will apply to any new bookings that are made on or after June 1. The program does seem to be adjusting these frequently so it is entirely possible they will be extended again in the near future.

  • For changes, you’ll pay the difference in points or receive a partial refund if your new itinerary requires fewer points. In addition, a difference in taxes, fees and charges may apply when changing your itinerary.
  • To make a change to a flight reward call the Aeroplan Contact Centre at 1-800-361-5373. All flight rewards must be changed at least 2 hours prior to departure.

Aeroplan's flight reward cancellation policy remains unchanged.

Learn more about Air Canada and Aeroplan's COVID-19 policies here.

 Images via Aeroplan


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Canadian Bonus Offers

Marriott Bonvoy
- Revelstoke 3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points + two $50CAD dining certificates for stays of 2 or more nights at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Revelstoke. Valid for stays May 6 - Jun 30, 22.  More...

Other Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- May Promo Rewards – Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. This month includes Chicago, Dubai and New York. Book by May 31, 22  for travel until Oct 31, 22 More...

Marriott Bonvoy
- Costa Navarino  3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays in a suite at the The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino. Valid for stays Jun 12 - 30 and Sep 1 - Oct 3, 22. More...

- Triple MilleMiglia Miles for stays at participating NH Hotels Worldwide Until Jun 30, 22 More...

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 25% Miles&Smiles Discount when you redeem for one-way or round trip Business Class or Economy Class flights from Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Kuwait, Bahrain to anywhere on the Turkish Airlines network. Book by May 20 for travel until May 10 - Jun 10, 22 More...
- Quadruple Miles&Smiles Miles for package holidays you purchase through Turkish Airlines Holidays. Book by May 31 for travel until Jun 30, 22 More...


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