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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Today, I received a strange email from American Express Canada about a weird redemption “I made” on a Gold Rewards Card account I manage. At first I thought it was spam or my account got hacked, but looking at it more closely, I was a bit puzzled. I’d never seen this type of redemption with… Read full article

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Disclaimer: This is totally a FirstWorldProblem. Please keep this in mind while reading! Twitter is extremely useful when you want to keep current with what’s happening in the miles and points world. It is probably the best way to stay on-top of things without the snark that you get from forums like Flyertalk. Many deals… Read full article

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Update: Aeroplan has removed the multi-city price option. Looks like deal is dead. Yesterday I talked about the new Aeroplan pricing system and the new method that the computer uses to auto-validate routings. Many things have changed, yet during the engine swap something very interesting has happened. I looked into it further, and it just… Read full article

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Aeroplan recently unveiled a whole host of new changes to their 2015 program, most of which were negative. However, given some of the highest American Express signup bonuses we’ve seen for a while (such as the American Express Business Gold Rewards Card‘s 40000 mile bonus), the redemption side of things were mostly untouched. Until today that… Read full article

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Aeroplan is running a transfer bonus on points transferred INTO your Aeroplan account. They’ve ran it quite a few times and it’s happened quite regularly every time. The last time it ran was in May. The bonuses for earning more Aeroplan points are tiered, and max out at 25% for a 25,000 point bonus when… Read full article

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The Air Canada representative on Flyertalk released some details today about a revamped devalued Air Canada Altitude elite status program for 2015. I have to say it is looking pretty bleak. Here are a summary of the changes and my thoughts. Air Canada Altitude Negative Changes Minimum Air Canada Flight Requirement The Minimum Air Canada Flight… Read full article

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Most recently, I’ve had a lot of readers email me with questions about the American Express Business Gold Card. I wrote about the improved offer in this post. It currently offers 40,000 points as a signup bonus, which is the highest I’ve ever seen for a card with no annual fee. In their emails, readers have said… 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. You can see the other reviews from this trip in the links below. Introduction Planning and Booking Plaza Premium Lounge Vancouver Transborder Air Canada Premium Rouge Vancouver to Los Angeles Los Angeles… Read full article

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