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Three Years to Book These Six Great Aeroplan Awards

It was recently announced that the Aeroplan program that has served as the rewards program for Air Canada will no longer be the rewards program for Air Canada effective June 2020 when the current contract expires. That is obviously still a little ways off, so while there is no rush to make any big changes or spend-downs on your Aeroplan account balance, it still doesn’t hurt to think about ways to use your Aeroplan miles between now and June 2020…

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New Frequent Flyer Program Coming to Air Canada and Star Alliance

There is big news in the frequent flyer world this morning as Air Canada is going to part ways with their current mileage program, Aeroplan, in about three years when the current contract expires. Uniquely, Aeroplan is a third party company and Air Canada essentially does not own its own frequent flyer program. As many of you know, frequent flyer programs are big businesses in and of themselves, and it seems that Air Canada wants directly in on that action. As…

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Get 250 Free Miles From Air Canada’s Aeroplan!

Free and easy miles and points are of course the very best kind, and today I got a message from someone in the Aeroplan program that right now anyone can get 250 free Aeroplan miles by sharing a very short travel story. Keep Your Aeroplan Miles from Expiring Not only are 250 free Aeroplan miles there for the taking, but these 250 miles will be enough activity to keep your other Aeroplan miles from expiring for an additional 12 months. For…

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Air Canada Introduces Altitude Skyriders Program for Kids

Everybody wins when kids are happy on family trips, so I love it when hotels and airlines go above and beyond to cater to young travelers.  Recently Air Canada introduced a brand new program just for kids ages 2-12 living in the United States or Canada called Altitude Skyriders. When your kiddo joins Skyriders they get a starter kit that includes an introduction letter, a luggage tag, and a logbook to keep a record of each one of their flights. That’s pretty cool, but if I was…

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5 Changes Coming to This Star Alliance Award Chart

Eventually in the miles and points game you need to look beyond the borders of the US based programs if you want to learn how to really maximize your miles.  This is true even if you reside and primarily travel within the United States.  Thanks to transferable points programs such as Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards, you can easily have miles transfer to lots of programs even if you have never stepped foot on one of their…

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Get up to 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles via New Transfer Promo!

Via a new promotion that will run from July 27 – August 24, 2015 you can earn up to 40,000 bonus Aeroplan (Air Canada) miles via transfers into Aeroplan from other programs.  You can use Aeroplan miles to fly on Star Alliance member airlines such as United, so this is a potentially relevant promo even if you don’t typically fly Air Canada or utilize Aeroplan.  You can view their award chart here, and be aware there are fuel surcharges with…

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Booking Business Class Tickets to Europe With Membership Rewards Points

My mom and her sister (my aunt) both taught public school for most of their adult lives. In the last couple of years they have both retired, though both do stay involved with the school system by substitute teaching. They have long talked about “going to Europe when they retire”, and now that they have both retired, it was time to plan this long awaited trip to Europe. My aunt has been to Europe once before, and had budgeted in…

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