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Air Canada Acquiring Air Transat, But…

In mid-May it was announced Air Canada intended to acquire Air Transat. At the time the airlines had entered into an exclusive agreement to purchase all issued and outstanding shares in a transaction valued at $520 million. A lot can still go wrong after…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Other Airlines
Air Canada A321

Wow: Passenger Wakes Up On Empty, Dark Air Canada Plane

I've been in contact with Air Canada, who has assured me they've been working directly with the passenger since the incident to make sure she's taken care of, and are conducting a thorough internal investigation. I have every confidence this will be…

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Air Canada Business Class 1

Transfer Marriott Points To Aeroplan With 35% Bonus

A few times per year Aeroplan offers a bonus when you convert hotel points into miles, and Aeroplan has just announced their last such promotion. Note that it only launches tomorrow, though (so don't transfer points today!). Aeroplan will be offering…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Great Deals
Air Canada A321

Canada’s New Air Passenger Protections

Last December I wrote about how the Canadian Transportation Agency was working on putting a new passenger bill of rights into law. This is something I'm a fan of. It's something that the US also desperately needs, given the complete lack of rights that…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Other Airlines
Air Transat

Air Canada Intends To Acquire Air Transat

This is turning into quite a week for Canadian aviation. At the beginning of the week it was announced that WestJet is being acquired by a private equity firm in a $5 billion deal. Now there's further airline activity, this time in the form of consolidation…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Other Airlines
Air Canada Business Class 1

New Targeted Amex Transfer Bonus To Aeroplan, With A Catch

One of the things that I love about Amex Membership Rewards is that they offer bonuses on points transfers to their partners with some frequencies. We don't see these to all partners (for example, it's rare to see transfer bonuses to Delta SkyMiles or…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, American Express
Air Canada 737 Max

Canada Grounds 737 MAX, Only US Airlines Fly The Plane Now

Yesterday it seemed to just be the US and Canada against the world, as virtually every other country banned the 737 MAX from their airspace. Well, Canada has now banned the Boeing 737 MAX from their airspace. Canada's transport minister had the following…

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Air Canada Lounge Newark Leaves Priority Pass

Air Canada operates a network of Maple Leaf Lounges, with locations in Canada, the US, and Europe. What's interesting is that historically only the Maple Leaf Lounge locations in the US belonged to Priority Pass. Priority Pass is the world's largest…

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Filed Under: Air Canada
Air Canada Business Class 2

Air Canada & Amex Strengthen Ties With New 10 Year Contract

It has been announced that American Express and Air Canada will be renewing their partnership for a further 10 years, which should be good news. This 10 year deal is expected to drive continuity for joint customers, and will allow the companies to deepen…

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Air Canada Lounge Lga 8

How To Use Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

For the less familiar, Aeroplan is the once spun-off but now recently-acquired loyalty program for Air Canada. So if you are earning Air Canada miles, you are actually accumulating miles with Aeroplan.  I know many bemoan the devaluations we've seen…

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Filed Under: Advice, Air Canada
Air Canada Business Class 1

Air Canada’s Acquisition Of Aeroplan Is Complete

In May 2017 it was initially revealed that Air Canada would be dumping Aeroplan as their loyalty program. Over a decade ago Air Canada spun off their loyalty program to raise cash, and Aeroplan has run their program ever since. The news was that in 2020…

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Air Canada Lounge Lga 8

Air Canada’s New York LaGuardia Lounge Now Open

LaGuardia Airport has long been known for being, well, awful, though the airport's new Terminal B Eastern Concourse has just opened. This looks like a beautiful new terminal that you'd think was at another airport. As part of that, Air Canada has today…

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Air Canada A321

Easiest Way To Prevent Aeroplan Miles From Expiring

Like many of you, I manage the miles & points accounts for my entire family. I rely on them to use the right credit cards for their spend, but the rest is on me, including making sure that their points don't expire, helping them redeem their points,…

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Air Canada Business Class 1

Air Canada Acquiring Four Former Singapore Airlines A330s

Air Canada has just revealed an interesting fleet update for 2019. In 2019, Air Canada will acquire four Airbus A330s. All four of these planes are being acquired from TAP Air Portugal, which actually acquired these planes from Singapore Airlines in…

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Maple Leaf Lounge Lax – 11

New York LaGuardia Loses Only Priority Pass Lounge

Priority Pass has been on a roll lately when it comes to adding new Priority Pass locations. In the US much of this growth has come in the form of Priority Pass restaurants, where members receive a certain dollar credit that they can use to dine at restaurants.…

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Filed Under: Air Canada