RWRDS Daily Update – April 4, 2023

Here’s your RWRDS Canada update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.

Guide to Credit Card Emergency Medical Insurance Coverage

We completed another update to our Guide to Credit Card Emergency Medical Insurance Coverage. This guide looks at the Out of Province Emergency Medical Coverage provided on credit cards. This updated was sparked by the details of the stabilization period required on the newly added 65+ coverage on the HSBC World Elite Mastercard. We still consider the card the best for insurance coverage for those 65+ but it brought about a broader awareness of the conditions surrounding pre-existing medical conditions, namely how long before you travel that your condition must be stable. We have now added that time period for each card on our coverage chart. Click here to check out our Guide to Credit Card Emergency Medical Insurance Coverage.

Fiji Airways upgrading Vancouver flights to the Airbus A350

Great news from Fiji Airways about their relatively new Vancouver – Nadi route. As of October 2, 2023 they will be upgrading the route their newer Airbus A350 planes! Currently the route is flown with their older Airbus A330 aircraft which doesn’t feature as nice of business class cabin as the A350.The A350 features full lie flat business class pods in a 1-2-1 configuration which is much better than the A330’s 2-2-2 lie flat configuration. The airline is also adding a 3rd weekly flight during the month of December.

I did a quick random search for availability via Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan for 2 adults in this newer business class and I did find some in October:

Image via Fiji Airways

Screenshot via Alaska Airlines

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Fairmont Hotels: AAA/CAA members can receive 15% off and a $50 dining credit for stays in North America. Book now for stays until Jan 31, 24. Click here for more details & to book this offer.

Simplii Financial™ No Fee Chequing Account Life’s always busy and you work hard every day for your money – it’s time for your bank account to do the same. Welcome offer: Earn $400† when you become a new client. Offer ends June 30, 2023. Click here for more details

Canadian Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue
– April Promo Rewards – Save 25% to 50% on the Flying Blue Miles usually required for an reward ticket. This month includes Montreal. Book by Apr 30, 23 for travel until Sep 30, 23. More…

Best Western Rewards
U.S. Canada Caribbean Receive 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you make a Pay With Points booking and complete your stay at any Best Western branded hotel in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. Valid for stays until Sep 4, 23.  More…

Miles & More
– Up to a 51% Miles & More Miles discount when you redeem miles for a Mileage Bargain / Meilenschnaeppchen award flight redemption. This months includes Calgary, Halifax, Montreal & Toronto. Book by Apr 30 for travel May 1 – Aug 31, 23. More…

Other Bonus Offers

Marriott Bonvoy
New Orleans 2,000 bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at The Saint Hotel, New Orleans, French Quarter, Autograph Collection. Book now for stays until May 2, 23 More…
San Francisco 2,000 bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Residence Inn San Francisco Airport Millbrae Station. Book now for stays until May 1, 23 More…

Preferred Hotel Group I Prefer
– Earn 2,500 Bonus I Prefer Points when you stay at any participating Preferred Hotel Group Hotels Worldwide. Book by Apr 30 for stays until Dec 31, 23. More….

Radisson Rewards Worldwide
– 2,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points and up to 25% off stays at participating hotels in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Book by Apr 23 for stays until Jun 1, 23. More….