Canadian Blogs

Pointshogger
List of Airline Alliances (updated January 15, 2017)

There always seems to be a few changes to airline alliances ever so often, so I thought I'd update the list from 4 months ago. In case people are wondering why I put... Read More

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Top Credit Cards to use at Restaurants (updated January 14, 2017)

We are exactly 1 month away from Valentine's Day. One of the biggest expenses on that day is the restaurant bill. With one month away, you should have enough time to... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Cuban Flights Now Bookable on Aeroplan

Aeroplan members can book all Star Alliance flights going to and from Cuba starting today! The post Cuban Flights Now Bookable on Aeroplan appeared first on Don't Call... Read More

Pointshogger
Earn SPG Points at Canadian Restaurants

We all know how valuable every Starpoint is. So any time there is an opportunity to earn a Starpoint, I give it strong consideration. SPG Cravings lists over 1,500... Read More

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Rundown of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan for Canadians (updated January 12, 2017)

If you live in the west coast of Canada, Alaska Airlines is a must to have in your portfolio. You can make it work in the rest of Canada if you can leverage its... Read More

Pointshogger
Best Travel Credit Cards

The question of which is the best travel credit card has been asked frequently. I would not say that there is one absolute best credit card out there. However, you can... Read More

Pointshogger
Rundown of Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific) for Canadians (updated January 10, 2017)

With the new Bill-47 law changes in the province of Ontario, it seems that Asia Miles will probably be affected by this change. As a result, I think that this post is... Read More

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Revamp of Petro-Points Program

I was looking at the Petro-Canada updated program and their site seems like it's got a lot going on. So I will simplify and identify some of the key highlights to watch... Read More

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Best Credit Card for Each Financial Institution (January 8, 2017)

I have written posts ranking each financial institution, but I thought it would be fun to write a post listing the top credit card of each financial institution. I... Read More

Pointshogger
Rate Yourself – 10 Signs that you are Miles and Points Junkie

Everyone has their own version of the top 10 signs that you are truly into miles and points, so today, I will write up my own version. Instead of a top 10, I am just... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
The Mint is Dead

The Royal Canadian Mint is no longer selling face-value coins. The post The Mint is Dead appeared first on Don't Call the Airline!. Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Hospitalized.

If you are friends with me on Facebook, you’ll know I’ve been hospitalized for the past week and a half, which explains the lack of posts. Hopefully... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Did Aeroplan break the rules?

Aeroplan is refusing to waive their change fee for an equipment change (from lie-flat seating to "Euro-Business" seating), possibly in breach of the applicable Air... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
NO GOING TO A TICKET OFFICE NECESSARY: GARUDA 90% DISCOUNT FIRST CLASS AWARD TICKETED!

Garuda Indonesia ran a promotion literally for one day where First and Business Class awards were 90% off. A flight from Amsterdam/London to Jakarta would be 19,000... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Tumi Carry-On for $200! WOW!

During Black Friday/Cyber Monday, Amazon Canada was heavily discounting certain pieces of Tumi luggage. It seems like they’ve now brought back a variation of this... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Redeem Aeroplan miles on Cathay – Air Canada and Cathay Pacific partnership

New announcement – Air Canada and Cathay Pacific partnership includes codeshare services and reciprocal mileage accrual and redemption benefits. The... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Happy Holidays!

Just letting my readers know that I won’t be posting much (if at all) until January 4, as I’ll be travelling with family through this period. Wishing you all... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
How to bid for upgrade on Air Canada – Air Canada bid upgrade

Air Canada has introduced a ‘bid for upgrade’ process which allows passengers with eligible fares to bid a price and experience the... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Should Air Canada Altitude requirement be re-evaluated on individual basis?

‘Tis the season, of mileage running and stressing over meeting elite requirements of airline programs. Air Canada switched to a revenue... Read More

Pointshogger
Another Shift in the Miles and Points Industry

As we wind down a strong credit card sign up bonus year, there may be a possible shift in the industry. Avery from DCTA recently wrote a post about How Ontario’s... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Destination Marketing Fee – Opt-out even after hotel check out

This past summer, I wrote about the Destination Marketing Fee (DMF) and referred to it as a cash grab. Personally, I do not like paying the fee due to lack of... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Redeem Alaska Miles on Japan Airlines!

Alaska Airlines has one of my favourite airline programs, as MileagePlan miles are incredibly valuable. Earning Alaska Miles Since Alaska miles are incredibly valuable,... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Review: InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront

I recently visited the InterContinental Saint Paul, and it offers exceptional value and phenomenal treatment for Ambassadors. The post Review: InterContinental Saint... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
The Best Hotel Welcome Amenity Ever!

Fairmont is one of my secondary hotel chains I prefer, because it’s really easy to get top-tier status because of the American Express Platinum Card. With... Read More

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TD Aeroplan Visa Annual Fee Waiver Returns!

As I mentioned previously, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite was featuring an incredible offer up until December 2, at which point it expired. Additional Reading: Best... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
A Pretty Way of Generating Credit Card Spend

I was looking at the Canadian Mint website the other day, and I saw this coin: Given that we’re in the holidays – my first thought was – wouldn’t... Read More

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Air Miles Expiry Policy Cancelled!

Air Miles is one of my least preferred mileage programs. Even though their name contains “air” – it’s not really an airline program. Redemptions... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Best Credit Cards for December 2016

Canadian credit cards have great signup bonuses. Want to pick up a new credit card this month? Here are my rankings for the best cards to sign up for this month. These... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Hilarious Best Rate Guarantee!

Best Rate Guarantees are one of the best ways to get discounts off online rates by finding lower rates on competing sites. Most chains offer 10-25% off the competiting... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Throwback: United Global First is THE BEST!!

I have to say, United’s Global First Class is the single most awesome thing in the sky. Emirates shower? Meh! Lufthansa’s caviar? Too salty! United has... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Promo Stack: Aeroplan transfer bonus and SPG

Aeroplan transfer bonus Currently, the Aeroplan transfer bonus promotion offers members a great way to convert hotel points into Aeroplan miles with up to 30% bonus... Read More