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Pointshogger
Aeroplan Members now have Access to Star Partner Locator

When selecting seats on an Aeroplan reward flight, members now have access to the Star Alliance partner site online. This feature eliminates the need to call the... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
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... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
No Aeroplan Infant Tickets on Air China

Aeroplan is unable to issue infant tickets for any booking involving Air China. The post No Aeroplan Infant Tickets on Air China appeared first on Don't Call the... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Credit Cards to Use on Road Trip (updated June 20, 2017)

I have been on the road quite a bit for the past month; thus, the slowdown on posts. Since I have been on the road so much, I thought it would be a great time to update... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
You Can Now See Your Partner PNRs on Aeroplan

You can now view partner record locators directly on Aeroplan's website. The post You Can Now See Your Partner PNRs on Aeroplan appeared first on Don't Call the Airline!. Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Ask Aeroplan Your Questions!

It’s a new week… and Aeroplan is doing a Q&A here, with you asking the questions! Everything about Aeroplan is on the table – the struggle with... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
The Weirdest Business Class Flight Ever

Greetings from Easter Island, where I’ve finally to managed to find landline internet speeds slower than in-flight wifi. I can’t even check the speed on... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Hyatt Gift Cards for 18% Off!

My preferred hotel chain is Hyatt. Part of the reason why is that I get treated really well – for example my gigantic suite at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City. The... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for June 2017

Every time I update this post, I seem to be adding a little extra. Thank you Scott for sharing the latest suggestion. Keep in mind that you can also check out the Top... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Air China Availability Now Bookable With Aeroplan!

In the past few months, Aeroplan hasn’t been able to book flights on Copa Airlines, Avianca, Swiss, and Air China. Aeroplan claims that this is due to... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Free CIBC Credit Score!

There are two main credit bureaus in Canada – Equifax and TransUnion. Until recently, it was nearly impossible to get a free credit score/report. Thankfully,... Read More

Pointshogger
Comparison of the AMEX Air Miles Reserve and BMO Air Miles World Elite Cards

As requested by one of our readers, we will be comparing the American Express AIR MILES Reserve Credit Card and the BMO AIR MILES World Elite MasterCard. A second... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Transferwise Canada Review – The Best Currency Exchange Service!

When you think about wiring money internationally, Western Union usually comes into mind. However, you should know that their added fees make for a bad deal. This... Read More

Pointshogger
Comparison of the Fido and Rogers MasterCards

Due to popular demand, I think that it is appropriate for me to write a comparison between the Rogers Bank Fido MasterCard and Rogers Platinum MasterCard.... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Credit Cards offering Priority Pass Lounge Access

One of the reasons premium credit cards are worth it is because of the airport lounge access that certain cards provide. In Canada, some premium cards provide a Priority... Read More

Pointshogger
Best Hotel Loyalty Program for Canadians to Collect

Hotel points has always been a valuable commodity for my travels, as I always prefer to use points to book hotel nights, rather than spending my hard earned cash. The... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Tipping etiquette matters, get it right! New interactive map

Tipping etiquette is a fundamental part of travel and one that invokes a wide range of emotion amongst travelers.  It is a socio-cultural behavior that we grow up... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Review: Thai Business Class 777-200 Saigon (SGN) to Bangkok (BKK)

This segment on Thai Business class 777-200 was part of my trip back from Saigon (SGN), Vietnam to Washington DC (IAD). My complete itinerary included... Read More

Pointshogger
Rewards Options with the Rogers Bank Platinum MasterCard

The Rogers Bank Platinum MasterCard has been one of the better credit cards in the Canadian credit card market. They recently added some new valuable reward redemption... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Get 30,000 Points FREE!

American Express offers the best credit cards in Canada for free travel, and the first card everybody should get is the American Express Gold card. The annual fee for... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for June 2017

Another month, another Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses list. Keep in mind that I have been combining personal and business cards onto the same list.... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Aeroplan wants you to call them…

Aeroplan has implemented a new fraud-prevention strategy that negatively impacts users. The post Aeroplan wants you to call them… appeared first on Don't Call the... Read More

Pointshogger
WestJet Seeking Approval from Transport Canada to offer Flights to China

This is essentially a follow up to WestJet's plan to buy Boeing 787 Dreamliners so that they can offer more international flights. WestJet has decided to take the next... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Review: Swiss Business Class, throne seat on A330 Montreal to Zurich

Swiss business class is a solid product and I have flown them several times before. In fact, Swiss is my go-to airline when trying to book via Aeroplan. This flight was... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Buy Alaska Mileage miles with 50% bonus and IHG flash sale

Second quarter promotions are off to a great start. Alaska Mileage Plan has announced its most lucrative offer yet – buy Alaska Milage miles with 50% bonus! Three... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Why is Air Canada’s new loyalty program a good thing?

Canadian travel spectrum was rife with speculation after the announcement of Air Canada’s new loyalty program (in June 2020) and with that a divorce from... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Trip Report: Private Jet & Helicopter

I got to travel on a helicopter and a private jet for free! The post Trip Report: Private Jet & Helicopter appeared first on Don't Call the Airline!. Read More

Pointshogger
Top Ways to Earn Miles and Points Without Travelling and Credit Card Spending

How often have you heard someone say, I do not collect miles or points because "I do not travel enough" or "I do not spend enough on my credit card". There are many... 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

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

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