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Post-Devaluation Aeroplan Strategy – Awards, Transfer Partners and Star Alliance Comparison

April 9, 2014

2014 seems to be the year of devaluation what with bad news from Delta and United. Aeroplan was not the first nor last to announce they’d be making changes to their program, including raising business and first class award chart redemptions. As the changes to Air Canada’s Aeroplan Rewards program took effect earlier this year, […]

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Saturday Recap: Lufthansa Miles for Economist Subscription, United Miles For Mercedes Purchases, Bonus Points For Best Western Stays & More

March 1, 2014

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week: United Miles For Purchasing/Leasing A Mercedes-Benz: United and Mercedes Benz are partnering again to offer MileagePlus elite members special incentives when purchasing/leasing a Mercedes Benz, including up to 25,000 bonus award miles. The bonus miles offer is valid for the purchase/lease of Mercedes […]

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Using Points.com To Convert American Express Membership Rewards into US Airways (and Eventually American) Miles

February 26, 2014

Points.com is a points exchange and clearing house that allows members to trade one kind of points and miles for another and to track your balances and see certain promo offers. You can also redeem your points or miles through it for retail gift cards or for Paypal credits. It’s free to join and its […]

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In-flight Phone Calls/Texts Roundup: Which International Airlines Allow Talking and Texting on the Phone

December 23, 2013

I recently posted on whether or not cell phone use will be the downfall of aviation, and after the announcement that flyers would be able to keep their electronic devices on throughout flights, even during takeoff and landing, the FCC has also said it is considering a proposal that would allow passengers to use their cell […]

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Earn Up To 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles With Every $100 Best Western Travel Card Purchased

December 5, 2013

Aeroplan is giving away 1,000 bonus miles for the purchase of a $100 value Best Western travel card, and while this may not seem like a mind-blowing offer on the outset – it can be a good opportunity to triple-dip. To earn the 1,000 bonus miles, you must be a Best Western Rewards member, select “Aeroplan” as […]

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What are the Best Ways to Use Miles for a Last Minute Trip to Paris?

November 17, 2013

TPG Twitter follower Antwoinne is turning 30 and wants to go to Paris: “@thepointsguy do you have any thoughts on best mileage usage to get to Paris on award travel early December? Last minute 30th birthday trip!” Without knowing exactly where Antwoinne is flying from and what class of service he’s interested in, I do […]

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Earn Up To 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles With Partner Points Conversions

November 12, 2013

Once again, Air Canada’s Aeroplan mileage program is allowing you to earn bonus miles when converting points from their partners into Aeroplan miles. Dubbed as “a year–end bonus bonanza,” now through December 9, 2013, you can earn up 25,000 bonus miles when converting points from a selection of partner loyalty programs, including the following: ClubRewards SPG […]

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Current Aeroplan Bonuses and Promotions

October 26, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Aeroplan, the frequent flyer program of Air Canada, is offering a bunch of potentially lucrative promos with bonus miles flying right and left, so today I thought I’d do a quick post rounding up the current promotions […]

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New Aeroplan and TD Bank Credit Card Partnership

September 18, 2013

I was up in Toronto on Monday filming an appearance on a CTV show called “The Social”, which you can watch there, where I talked about how Canadians can maximize their points and miles, and since then, my mind has been on news from our neighbor to the north since a lot has been going […]

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Using Star Alliance Partner Miles On EVA Awards – Best Value From ANA, Aeroplan, Singapore or United?

September 12, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.  Now that EVA has joined Star Alliance officially, a lot of curious readers have written in asking about the relative values of using its Star Alliance partners’ miles to book awards on the airline. I thought I’d […]

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Up to 9,000 Aeroplan Bonus Miles With Starwood – Now Through December 15, 2013

September 3, 2013

Echoing a similar promotion from last year, Starwood has partnered with Aeroplan this fall to offer Air Canada flyers up to 9,000 bonus miles for stays between now and December 15, 2013. Here’s how it breaks down: -Stay 5 qualifying nights and earn 5,000 bonus Aeroplan miles -Stay 2 more qualifying nights (7 total) and […]

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Analyzing Amex Membership Rewards Star Alliance Partners: Should You Transfer to Aeroplan, ANA or Singapore?

July 17, 2013

The beauty of the American Express Membership Rewards program is having the ability to transfer points to valuable airline partners so you can snag the exact award you want, when you want it. All three alliances have transfer partners and in this post I’ll shed some light on the three Star Alliance transfer partners: Air […]

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What Is The Most Economical Way To Use American Express Membership Rewards Points to China?

July 14, 2013

TPG Reader KG asked: “My family consisting of 4 adults and 4 children are planning a trip from Jacksonville to either Hong Kong or China early in 2014, for our adoption of toddler. We are trying to research lowest rates.  I have an American Express Platinum Card with 260,000 points and want to know the best […]

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Aeroplan Announces Major Miles Devaluation, New Credit Cards and Elite Spending Program

July 1, 2013

Air Canada’s Aeroplan Rewards program is launching some major changes to its program starting January 1, 2014, including a big devaluating overhaul of mileage award redemptions, signing a deal with a new credit card partner, eliminating mileage expiration, and instituting a new revenue-based program of elite status benefits. Award Chart Changes There were several major […]

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Saturday Recap: National Travel Insurance Survey Results, Earn Up To 10,000 AAdvantage Miles on Flights to China, Save 13% When Booking with Hotels.com, Best Western Launches Summer Promotion, Aeroplan Around the World Contest

June 29, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: National Travel Insurance Survey Results: As a recap from earlier this week, the results came in from the survey that I commissioned Princeton Survey Research Associates International to conduct, to find out whether or not people think it’s worth it to purchase travel […]

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Video SRQ: Using Amex Points to Cover a Trip to London and Paris

May 26, 2013

TPG reader Decker wants to take his wife on a trip to London and Paris next spring: “I have almost 500,000 points with American Express. My wife and I are planning a trip to London and Paris in March of 2014. Do you have any suggestions for how we can use these points in the […]

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Saturday Recap: Join Hyatt in Supporting the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts, Delta’s Terminal 4 at JFK is Now Open, Bonus Starpoints and Elite Qualifying Nights on SPG Group Bookings, Triple Iberia Points with Marriott, Bonus on British Airways Purchased Avios

May 25, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Join Hyatt in Supporting the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts: Earlier this week, a massive tornado struck Oklahoma where thousands of lives and numerous communities have been devastated by this disaster. Hyatt is encouraging your support to help this cause by donating $50,000 […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Foreign Frequent Flyer Programs

May 7, 2013

With the launch of a 50,000-mile sign-up bonus offer on Barclaycard’s Lufthansa Miles & More Premier World Mastercard over the weekend, I wanted to take a look at the top 10 foreign frequent flyer programs you should consider, even if you’re based in the US, and some great redemptions on each. 1. British Airways: British […]

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Airline Miles Expiration Policies Roundup

April 17, 2013

Following up on the recent national survey I commissioned from The Princeton Group and my contest about how people track their frequent flyer miles, I thought it would be a good idea to create a basic guide to the expiration policies of the major airline and hotel loyalty programs. Although mileage expiration is a major […]

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Up To 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles With Partner Points Conversions

April 16, 2013

From now through May 13, 2013, Air Canada’s Aeroplan mileage program is running a promotion that could mean up to 40,000 bonus miles for transferring points from their partners. Unfortunately, Amex Membership Rewards points transfers to Aeroplan do not count for this promo, but it could be a good way to boost your Aeroplan balance. […]

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Aeroplan Star Alliance Award Taxes and Fees Overview – Taxes and Fees Roundup

March 25, 2013

This is the fourth and final installment of my series on calculating the cost of various Star Alliance awards using Aeroplan miles. In Part 1 of my series, I priced out awards on Air Canada, United, Lufthansa, Brussels Air, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, ANA and South African Airways. In Part 2, I looked at […]

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Aeroplan Star Alliance Award Taxes and Fees – Part 3

March 22, 2013

This is the third installment of my series on calculating the cost of various Star Alliance awards using Aeroplan miles. Aeroplan is the frequent flyer program of Air Canada, a member of Star Alliance, so you can use Aeroplan miles to book on any of the 27 Star Alliance carriers. The program is also a […]

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Aeroplan Star Alliance Award Taxes and Fees – Part 2

March 18, 2013

This is Part 2 in my series calculating the cost of various Star Alliance awards using Aeroplan miles. In Part 1, I priced out awards on Air Canada, United, Lufthansa, Brussels Air, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, ANA and South African Airways. In this installment, we’ll look at some other popular Star Alliance carriers including: […]

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Overview of Aeroplan Star Alliance Award Taxes and Fees

March 13, 2013

Aeroplan is the frequent flyer program of Air Canada, which is a member of Star Alliance with 26 (for now) airline partners, and is also a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards – which you earn on cards like the Premier Rewards Gold and the Platinum – and Starwood Preferred Guest. It has also […]

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