Air Canada Business Class 1

Transfer Hotel Points To Aeroplan With 30% Bonus

A few times per year Aeroplan offers a bonus when you convert hotel points into miles, and Aeroplan has just announced their latest such promotion. Aeroplan is offering a 30% bonus when you transfer select hotel points to Aeroplan between September 9…

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Air Canada Cafe Toronto: New Lounge Concept

Air Canada has announced that the new Air Canada Cafe at Toronto Pearson International Airport will be opening tomorrow, Friday, September 6, 2019. This is yet another new lounge concept the airline is introducing, following the introduction of the incredible…

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Air Canada A321

Air Canada Sued For Not Being French Enough (Again)

Canada is a bilingual country, and there are laws requiring English and French to be given equal prominence, including in many aspects of business. This brings us to a recent court ruling based on a lawsuit filed against Air Canada, which sure is an…

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Air Canada A220 Details: Cabins, Routes, And More

The Airbus A220 is a nifty plane that offers both a a great experience for passengers, as well as favorable economics for airlines. While Delta was the first North American airline to take delivery of the A220, another airline on the continent will soon…

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Air Canada A321

Air Canada Fuel Surcharge Class Action Approved

Who knew I would be able to put my lawyer-hat on so early in my travel blogging career? But it’s only been a week or two, and here I am, bringing you my hot take on the latest major lawsuit to hit the Canadian airline industry. In short, fuel surcharges…

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Air Canada Premium Economy

Aeroplan Award Redemption Changes

We can expect significant changes to Air Canada's loyalty program over the next year or so. Initially Air Canada was going to form their own frequent flyer program in 2020, which came after their contract with Aeroplan was due to expire. In the end Air…

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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