Today, British Airways released a few updates to their frequent flyer program. The last time they changed their program was over three years ago, back in 2011. With most frequent flyer programs devaluing every few years, I should have known BA was pretty ripe for some changes. British Airways is modifying their scheme for earnings… Read full article

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I’ve had a Nexus card for several years. In my opinion, my nexus card improves your travel experience tremendously, perhaps second only to lie-flat beds in business/first class. However, I was surprised by how many of my friends didn’t have NEXUS. Hopefully, this guide will explain why you should get NEXUS and the application process…. Read full article

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Since TD Canada Trust gained the right to issue Aeroplan co-branded cards, they’ve really strove to increase their bank’s market share in credit cards. This means the credit card market in Canada has been heating up steadily over the past few years. We now see new cards with great benefits like the Scotiabank Gold American… Read full article

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Starwood Points are one of the most valuable types of points due to their flexibility. The majority of my SPG points are earned through credit card spend, which is only accessible through the Starwood American Express. You have the option to transfer at a 2:1 ratio with American Express but that isn’t a very good… Read full article

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I’m in New York now, finally getting a breather from all the flights I’ve been doing for the past few days. I landed at 2:30pm a few days ago, having either been at an airport, a lounge, or a flight for a period of three days. During that time, I’ve flown just over 16,000 miles… Read full article

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I’m in Shanghai right now, right in the middle of my humongous December trip.  Apologies to not having to much content these past few days (thanks to exams), but thankfully I have a brief respite until the next semester starts in January. I decided to take a spontaneous trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles… Read full article

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Good morning from Taipei! I’ll be in Asia for just a short trip, before heading back to Vancouver. Unfortunately, that’ll mean I’ll miss Black Friday in the Americas, but that means I’ll be able to spend less money. However, there are also lots of great travel deals online this weekend. One of them that I… Read full article

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It’s taken me a while (in my defence, as the weather cooled Resolute, Nunavut seemed less and less enticing), but finally, we come to probably the most important (or second most, after Canadian North) domestic Aeroplan partner – First Air. I talked about how they and Canadian North are intending to merge, but in the… Read full article

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These next two weeks I’ll be a BoardingArea “featured blogger”. That means my posts will show up in the upper spots on the BA homepage. However, I can’t think of anything particularly piquing my interest that I want to write about right now. That’s why I’m asking you! Is there anything you want me to… Read full article

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This is a continuation of my flights from Vancouver to Melbourne via Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Singapore on Singapore First and Suites Class. To see how I booked my flights, see my planning and booking post. You can see the other reviews from this trip in the links below. Plaza Premium Lounge Vancouver Transborder Air Canada… Read full article

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Reality TV is sometimes pretty fun to watch. The travel-related shows are especially relevant and often insightful. I quite like the Border Security episodes (even though it is very sensationalist and amusing). As well, I quite liked the British Airways series that was on BBC a few months back. Searching around on the web today, I… Read full article

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