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: 

Click here to learn more.

Images via Alaska Airlines

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