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Calling the Right Number

When booking your travel, there’s always a lot of calling involved. Sadly, while I wish as badly as you do that everything could be done online, it can’t. Everyone hates being on hold. There are two ways to go about this. A lot of companies have international numbers, some of which have much shorter waits than…

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Promotions then and now…

One thing I’ve come to realize is that I’ve been here a long time. Not as long as a few others, but it’s been a while. I remember the first ticket I booked was when Aeroplan had a “sale” where you could book First Class at business class prices and Business class at economy class…

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Laws Prohibiting Mile Expiry

Mile expiration is one of the biggest mistake any points collector can make. However, I was doing some reading on the recent legislation in Ontario and Quebec regarding loyalty programs. Ontario Bill 47 (Protecting Rewards Points Act), was passed last December. It restricts loyalty programs from implementing expiration rules based on time alone. This means…

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Finding the Best Redemptions…

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…

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