My favourite site to look for Star Alliance award space used to be ANA. It was the most comprehensive tool and let you see 7 days of direct availability on flights, something really useful if you knew the particular flights you had in mind. However, with the recent ANA award chart changes as well as… Read full article

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Last year, I wrote about Loungebuddy and partnered with them to host a giveaway. Similar to what I said in my original post, I think Loungebuddy is a great addition to your phone. It’s the only app that lists all the lounges at airports and determines what access you have given your flight details and any… Read full article

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Aeroplan, until April 27th, is running a transfer bonus promotion. Historically, these run twice a year, with the last two being in November 2014 and May 2014. The bonus is for miles and points from other programs transferred into the Aeroplan program. Unfortunately, American Express points such as those you can earn from the American Express Business… Read full article

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TD recently has been releasing non-public offers for credit cards, such as the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite. where the welcome bonus is significantly better than an offer available publicly in-branch or online. I would only apply for a credit card if the benefits of the card are greater than $200 – such as the Alaska Airlines… Read full article

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Aeroplan Premium Economy redemptions have been added to the award chart. Since Air Canada introduced rouge and premium economy, there has never been a way to use Aeroplan miles for premium economy redemptions until today. The premium economy redemptions are sandwiched between the economy and business class prices. Thankfully, there are no adjustments to any of… Read full article

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Aeroplan is the primary currency for most Canadians. Some redemptions are better deals than others, so I’d like to highlight some of my favourites. I’ll be covering three Aeroplan flight awards in this post, all of which can avoid fuel surcharges. This posts lists the airline carriers which do incur fuel surcharges on an Aeroplan… Read full article

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I’m sure most readers are aware of the American credit card market is much hotter than in Canada, among other things. I wrote about that in my basics on credit card churning, and also the difference between the Canadian and American credit card market. Your credit is one of the most important parts of being… Read full article

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I’ve always been obsessed with “maximizing” my miles and points. For a typical award redemption, I want to fly as many segments and try as many products as possible, even though it hasn’t meant the best itineraries. In December, I racked up 40,000 BIS (butt-in-seat) miles over a span of two weeks. Most people (and… Read full article

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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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