Just Another Points Traveller talks about how to get free data in the US through a wifi hotspot.
I just got one since I’m on T-mobile pay as you go, and to be honest, the 4G coverage sucks. I think you will need to have a US address but I used my Canadian credit card and the purchase seemed to go through fine. If you want to sign up, go through Angelina’s signup link as I think it’s awesome that she made a post about it or else I would never have known! I think you get 50mb more if you go through her link.
Two business class swaps from Vancouver that I thought would be interesting to mention as well.
Air Canada is operating the new 77W with high density seating (3-4-3 in Y!) as well as new staggered business class seats and premium economy.
According to airline route the new configuration starts Oct 31 on select days and goes daily on Jan 1 2014.
Japan Airlines also announces the start of retrofit for their 767’s with the first routes to be retrofitted to be NRT-YVR! Very excited to fly that next year with Avios/AA. Instead of the SS7 config for their 77W’s in 2-3-2 (which looks pretty cool and I want to try that to), they’re using a very business class like staggered 1-2-1 layout (which is slightly different from the AC which alternates between 1-2-1 and 2-2-2)
Finally, the Aeroplan eStore is offering 5x miles on all purchases which is nice.
This is until June 2nd. I wonder if you can double dip with this… I haven’t tried but it looks interesting.