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Up to 5,000 Bonus Air Canada Aeroplan Miles for Hotel Transfers

March 21, 2011

Air Canada Aeroplan is running a promotion which entices people to transfer their hotel points to Aeroplan. Aeroplan does this because the hotel companies actually pay Aeroplan for the miles if you decide to transfer your hard earned hotel points for airline miles. Register here. Details: Transfer by April 30, 2011. 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for […]

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$500+ Roundtrip Canada to Buenos Aires on Air Canada

February 23, 2011

Argentina and Canada are two of my favorite countries, so I love this fare deal: Most major Canadian cities (Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver) to Buenos Aires for as low as $511CAD roundtrip. Fares are bookable on Airfare.com Update: SCL (Santiago, Chile also seems to work!) YUL-EZE March 9-14 is $521CAD total RT. And there’s lots of […]

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Free Facebook on Gogo In-flight WiFi All February

February 5, 2011

Gogo and Facebook are teaming up to provide free access to Facebook on all Gogo equipped flights during the month of February. I actually noticed that Facebook was working before I logged into my Gogo account on a flight last Friday, January 28th. I shrugged it off as a glitch, but now realize it was […]

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How to Use Same Day Flight Changes to Your Advantage

January 31, 2011

One of the perks I enjoy most about my Diamond elite status, is the ability to Same Day Confirm for free to other flights when traveling domestically. Knowing how to use Same Day Flight changes with your airline is critical to traveling “smarter,” even if you aren’t a frequent flyer. I have personally used SDC to increase […]

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American Express Platinum Card 50,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

January 12, 2011

UPDATE: This bonus is no longer available. I’ve written about this card before, but I’ll write about it again since I think it’s so great: 50,000 American Express Membership Rewards points: for opening up a $450 annual fee Amex Platinum – incredible deal in my opinion. I conservatively estimate the value of  50,000 Amex points at […]

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Flying in Extreme Comfort Article in The Globe and Mail

January 12, 2011

Check out this piece I helped with about flying in premium cabins. It’s a three part series, so keep your eyes peeled 8) If you are a reporter and would like to use me as an expert for an upcoming piece, email me at [email protected]

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Air Canada Aeroplan: ‘Round the World’ in Business Class For 100,000 Miles and 120,000 in First

January 11, 2011

Update: Aeroplan increased their award charts July 15, 2011 Air Canada is known for having a pretty flexible frequent flyer program, Aeroplan (which is actually a separately operating company). Some of the things I love about Aeroplan are: 1) 80,000 mile business class awards from North America to most of Western Europe 2) 100,000 mile […]

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20,000 Aeroplan Miles for AeroplanPlus Gold Card

January 7, 2011

The $120 annual fee Gold Card normally has a 15,000 point sign up, but until March 31, 2011, it’s 20,000. (Thanks to TPG reader Martin for the tip). To get your 20,000 points, apply here.  You get 15,000 points after first use of the card and an addition 5,000 when you spent $1,000 in three months. […]

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Q1 Top Car Rental Mileage Promotions

January 2, 2011

Many people don’t realize how quickly you can rack up miles with car rentals- especially if you are traveling for 3+ days a week. If you are a consultant and only one person in your group rents a car, try to become that person! Yea, its more annoying with expenses, but you can walk away […]

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10 New Years Resolutions for Miles and Points Addicts

December 31, 2010

UPDATE: Few airlines continue to offer debit cards, severely limiting choices. We can all (myself included) do more to become better points masters. Here are 10 quick tips to maximize your points in the new year. 1) Open up a points-earning checking account/ debit card. Most major airlines have them, like Continental, United, US Airways, […]

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Air Canada 20% Off Asia Flights

December 27, 2010

Air Canada is offering 20% off certain flights to Asia. Book by December 28th at midnight and depart by March 31, 2011. To get your exclusive discount, simply enter this promotion code when booking right here at aircanada.com: Promotion code 4QNKF9D1 Conditions Book by December 28, 2010 midnight, from your city of departure. Valid for […]

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American Express Aeroplan Plus Platinum Card 50,000 Sign-up Bonus

December 8, 2010

Air Canada’s frequent flyer program, Aeroplan (which is actually a separate company from the airline), has some good awards, especially the 80,000 point business class from North America to most parts of central/Western Europe. They also have a competitive card sign-up bonus going on right now for their co-branded American Express Aeroplan Plus Platinum card: […]

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Air Canada Now Participating in Star Alliance Upgrade Program

December 8, 2010

Good news for Star Alliance members who want to upgrade on Air Canada- they can now redeem miles for upgrades through the Star Alliance upgrade program.  This is somewhat of a surprise, because they are one of the hardest airlines to upgrade on. They don’t hand out free upgrades to top tier elites, like the legacy […]

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