Rewards Canada News | Issue 63 | 04.15.05
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  • We're back at it
  • Air Canada increases mileage in Canada for Tango Plus fares and for booking online
  • WestJet introduces online check-in
  • TD Gold Visa loses some of it's competitive advantages
  • Starwood offers up a nice bonus for stays at Four Points by Sheraton
  • RBC Avion Visa gives double miles on new cards

You may have noticed that there has not been much updating of the Rewards Canada sites and no newsletters for the past month. This was because I was off celebrating the birth of my little daughter. I'm am back at it now so look for regular updates of all the websites and a newsletter in your inbox every two weeks. Patrick - Editor Rewards Canada

Rewards Canada had some more press exposure recently by being featured in a special section of the April 4th edition of the Toronto Star called "Travel Smart"

Air Canada has reinstated 100% status mileage on Tango Plus fares (formerly known as Fun Fares) on domestic flights. Regular Tango fares continue to only offer non-status miles.

Air France Frequence Plus and KLM Flying Dutchman will be merged into one program called Flying Blue in June. Full details will be announced shortly

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has discontinued it's partnership with HeliJet. Mileage Plan members will no longer earn or redeem miles on HeliJet

Star Alliance welcomed TAP Air Portugal as it's 16th member. This of course means that TAP Victoria members can earn and redeem points across the Star Alliance network, and members of other Star Alliance programs can earn and redeem on TAP flights.

TD Gold Travel Visa is raising many of it's fees as of June 1, 2005. The annual fee will change from $99 to $120, supplementary cards will go from $39 to $50, the interest will go from 18.5 to 19.5% and the foreign currency fee will go up to 2.5%. In addition if the outstanding balance exceeds the credit limit on the card a $20 fee will be charged.


Air Canada will begin Toronto to Guyana service (via Trinidad) starting on June 13.

WestJet will offer 3x weekly seasonal summer service between Calgary and San Diego from June 2 through to October 11.


Air Canada Aeroplan | Earn 1 Bonus Aeroplan Mile for every $3 spent on Tango fares, for every $2 spent on Tango Plus fares, for every $1 spent on Latitude, Latitude Plus (formerly Freedom) and Executive Class fares booked at for flights within North America. Ongoing

Air Canada Aeroplan | 4,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you stay at Four Points by Sheraton hotels three times. Register Online (Registration is required, separate from the offer below)

American AAdvantage | Quadruple Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at participating New Otani hotels, plus an additional 2,000 miles for showing an American Air boarding pass at check-in Until 07.31.05

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Earn up to Triple Miles for round trip flight in First or Business Class (F, A, J, D, C and I classes )from Vancouver or Toronto to Hong Kong. you will earn Double Asia Miles for your first round-trip and Triple Asia Miles starting from the second round-trip. Register online (Registration is required) Until 06.15.05

Continental | Double OnePass Miles when you fly round trip between Calgary and Newark. Register online with promo code 57006 From 06.09.05 to 08.09.05

Delta SkyMiles |
Quadruple Miles when you rent a compact car or larger vehicle for 2 or more days. Be sure to use discount code DLT5 at time of booking. Book online at Until 05.31.05


Fairmont Presidents Club | Double Airline Miles when you stay at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac or Fairmont Tremblant, between March 1 and April 30, 2005, you'll receive double miles for all eligible stays* for the Fairmont airline partner of your choice.*Eligible stays are at published rack, corporate or package rates.

Starwood Preferred Guest | 4,000 Bonus Starpoints when you stay at Four Points by Sheraton hotels three times. Register Online (Registration is required) Until 06.07.05


Royal Bank Visa Platinum Avion | Double Points on all purchases when you apply for and receive the card. Apply online. Until 10.31.05

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