Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Four Marriott Hotels will open in Canada in the next month, small changes for the Platinum Card International Airline Program & redeem Mileage Plan miles for Air Tahiti Nui flights

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It's hard to believe it has been almost six months since we posted our series on new hotel openings in Canada! We did a sweep of the new Marriott openings as a few of the locations were supposed to be opening right around now. As is the case with many new hotels however those dates have been pushed back slightly but it does look like we have firm dates in place now for four of the six new locations! North Bay's Fairfield Inn & Suites is actually set to open tomorrow (June 30) while Marriott looks to have a trio of openings in late July with the W Toronto finally opening its doors and Calgary's The Dorian and Courtyard Downtown (Both occupy the same high rise) also opening. Click here to learn more!

Image via Marriott


As I completed the Platinum Card from American Express review earlier this week I had found out there have been some changes in the partners in the card's International Airline Program. Last time I had checked was in 2019 and now when reviewing it 2022 I can see that the IAP has re-added Air Canada and removed Emirates. All other airlines remain the same including Alitalia which really should be pulled off the list seeing as they aren't around anymore. Click here to learn more.

Image via American Express



Earlier in the year we passed along the news that Alaska Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui were partnering and this included Air Tahiti Nui becoming a partner of Alaska's Mileage Plan program. When the partnership was announced they only offered mileage earning on Air Tahiti Nui flights but now as of yesterday you can redeem Mileage Plan miles on the French Polynesian Airlines and the redemption rates are quite good! The miles required each way for travel out of Canada to the South Pacific are as follows: 

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Images via Alaska Airlines


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