Air Transat A330

Competition Bureau Concerned About Air Canada/Transat Deal

Most government functions have either screeched to a halt or been re-directed to address pandemic-related concerns, but the Canadian Competition Bureau is still ticking along. Today it released its findings in a review of Air Canada's proposed acquisition…

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Filed Under: Air Canada
Air Canada 787

Air Canada Lays Off 5,100+ Flight Attendants

After the announcement yesterday that Air Canada would be cutting huge swathes of its flight schedule beginning April 1, it was inevitable that there would be some significant layoffs. The sheer scale, however, is a little mindboggling. The airline has…

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

Air Canada’s Drastic Onboard Service Cuts

Airlines have been adjusting their service in light of the coronavirus outbreak. In general I support this for both passengers and crew, as I can see merit to limiting the service, in order to minimize interaction, and provide as much social distancing…

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Filed Under: Air Canada
Porter Airlines – 31

Canada’s Porter Airlines Suspends All Flights

Porter Airlines, one of the most loved airlines in North America, has just announced that they'll be suspending operations. While we've seen airlines around the globe suspend operations, so far we've only seen North American airlines reduce operations,…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Other Airlines
Air Canada Signature Suite Toronto – 8

Air Canada Signature Suite Vancouver Opens Tomorrow

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Air Canada will be opening a Signature Suite in Vancouver, available exclusively to paid long haul business class passengers. This is a heads up that this lounge opens tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, 2020. While Air Canada's…

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Air Canada A220 1

Air Canada Debuts Airbus A220

Air Canada introduced its newest plane Wednesday at its Montreal headquarters, and I (Kate!) was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the event. The timing was perfect as I had already planned on being in Eastern Canada visiting family, and since I'd…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Aviation
Air Canada 777

Aeroplan’s Confusing 2020 Updates

Yesterday Aeroplan sent out an email to members that has caused a fair bit of confusion. The email had the subject line "Upcoming changes to our Terms and Conditions." I think the reason it caused such confusion is because it seems like this should have…

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Filed Under: Air Canada
Aeroplan Call

Dear Aeroplan: Your Hold Times Are RIDICULOUS

Aeroplan is Air Canada's spun off loyalty program. Back in the day it was probably my single favorite program to transfer points to (they partner with Amex Membership Rewards and SPG), though after many devaluations, it's more of a niche program that…

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Air Canada Lounge Vancouver – 1

Air Canada System Conversion Update: Not Great For Aeroplan

Last week I gave you the rundown of Air Canada’s planned transition to a new Amadeus reservation system, scheduled to occur from 8pm EST on November 18 to some time on November 19. During the outage there would be no booking services available whatsoever;…

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

Transfer Select Hotel Points To Aeroplan With 35% Bonus

A few times per year Aeroplan offers a bonus when you convert hotel points into miles, and they've just launched their latest such promotion. On the surface this sounds like a good deal, but there's one major thing missing that makes this almost useless.…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Great Deals
Air Canada Premium Economy

Buckle Up: Major Air Canada System Migration Starts Monday

Air Canada will be starting a major conversion of its reservation system next week, which will temporarily affect bookings, same-day changes, and upgrades, in some cases for a few months. This will impact Aeroplan as well, so even if you don't typically…

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

Earn Bonus Points On Air Canada With Amex Offers (Targeted)

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most American Express cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, American Express
Sandra Oh Air Canada

Air Canada Debuts Fun New Ad Starring Sandra Oh

Korean-Canadian actor Sandra Oh is best known for her television dramatic work south of the border, ranging from Killing Eve to Grey’s Anatomy. Her breakout role was in the 2004 movie Sideways, a movie with so much drunk driving in it that just thinking…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Videos
Air Canada Business Class 2

Air Canada Altitude Status: Introduction

Canadians LOVE to hate Air Canada. But at the same time, for business travelers, they’ve also been the only game in town with a frequent flyer program for most of the period since the demise of Canadian Airlines in the nineties (don’t worry, WestJet…

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Air Canada A320 Watermark

Caution: Amex To Aeroplan Transfers Limited To Once Daily

This won't apply to everyone, but just in case it's relevant to you I wanted to share a quick note of caution regarding making multiple transfers from American Express Membership Rewards (at least the US program) to Air Canada Aeroplan in a single day.…

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Filed Under: Advice, Air Canada
Air Canada The Air Canada Caf Opens At Toronto Pearson Providi

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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Filed Under: Air Canada