Canadian Blogs

Pointshogger
Montreal, Ottawa Toronto Hyperloop Inching Closer

There is a slight update on the high speed slight shot between Montreal and Toronto. The last time I learned about this, the plan was Toronto to Montreal in 30... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
PointsU Calgary – Why Should You Buy a Ticket?

If you already haven’t heard, the next PointsU conference will be held in Calgary, November 4th. Many experts, including me, will be speaking there. PointsU is the... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
WOW – Drama with Air Canada and CBC!

Air Canada just exposed a problem with the CBC... The post WOW – Drama with Air Canada and CBC! appeared first on Don't Call the Airline!. Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Should airlines be responsible for improper fare mapping?

Should airlines be responsible when they sell a ticket advertised as first/business class, but it's actually in economy? The post Should airlines be responsible for... Read More

Pointshogger
[GIVEAWAY] 1-Year Diamond Status with Pointimize (September 15 – September 21, 2017)

Some of you might remember seeing my post about the Pointimize Hotel and Flight Search Tool post. Pointimize provides a one-stop solution that optimizes... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
100 Free Aeroplan Miles and Enter to Win 1,000,000!

With the Aimia/Air Canada split, Aeroplan has been really trying to improve their program. They have improved call center times, corrected award space issues,... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Buy Hyatt Points with up a 40% Bonus!

My preferred hotel chain is Hyatt. I’m not a big fan of the new World of Hyatt program, but their points have remained fairly valuable. Until October 3, 2017, you... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for September 2017

We are back with another round of top cash back credit card offers. Keep in mind that we also have a Top Cash Back Credit Cards page. The difference is that the... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
American Express Gold Rewards Card Offer Decreasing Tomorrow – Get it NOW!

American Express is one my favourite credit card issuer in Canada. In addition to the excellent bonuses for the increased SPG American Express cards, the Gold Rewards... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Air Canada New Non-Stop Flights to Europe with Award Space!

Air Canada has been on a huge international expansion lately, fuelled by their new Boeing 787 aircraft. The Boeing 787 has fantastic fuel efficiency, opening many new... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Alaska Sweepstakes – 100K Miles? Yes, Please.

Alaska Mileage Plan has released The Epic Escape 2017 Sweepstakes , a chance to win up to 100K Miles and $2500 cash!! The Sweepstakes began on September... Read More

Pointshogger
American Express Membership Rewards 25% Avios Transfer Bonus

It has been 18 months since the last time we saw an American Express Membership Rewards transfer bonus to British Airways' Executive Club. Personally, I thought that we... Read More

Pointshogger
List of Airline Alliances (updated September 10, 2017)

Airline alliances frequently change their members. This list was due for an update from last time. Most significantly, I added two regional airline alliances: U-Fly... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
25% Avios Transfer Bonus with American Express!

There are two programs with AMEX points that have a transfer ratio of 1:1 – Avios and Aeroplan. Those programs will let you obtain the highest return if you use... Read More

Pointshogger
Ranking the Credit Card Portfolios of Each Canadian Financial Institutions (updated September 8, 2017)

It has been 4 months since the last time I updated this list, so it is probably due for an update (especially since we are adding a new company to the list!)... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Cards Not Available to Canadians

Whenever I google credit cards and loyalty programs, sometimes a thread from Tripadvisor or Flyertalk jumps out with some Canadian asking if they could get the free... Read More

Pointshogger
143 million Equifax Consumers Cyberattacked

Equifax announced that approximately 143 million U.S. consumers, as well as some Canadians had their personal information hacked. The announcement only hit the news... Read More

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

Another month, another top list. Note that this list only mentions the higher than normal sign up bonuses. You can also check out the top credit cards by category on the... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Chase Marriott Visa No Longer Available

The hubbub today in the community is that the Chase Marriott Visa is no longer available in Canada. Pointshogger first broke this story yesterday. From his post:... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Passenger drones are here and Dubai is winning the sky taxi race!

We have all been there – stuck in traffic and wondering if there was a way to fly across the city instead. Now, the race is well and truly underway to launch... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Getting a US Address for Credit Cards

Getting American credit cards means you must have a US address as issuers will not ship to foreign addresses. Short of buying a house in (unless you live in Vancouver,... Read More

Pointshogger
Chase Marriott – Discontinuation Confirmed

I wrote a post earlier today about the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa possibly discontinued. According to my contacts at Marriott International Canada,... Read More

Pointshogger
Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Discontinued?

I was hoping that this is just a temporary glitch, but all the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa links are broken.  I called Chase Canada customer service to... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
New Aeroplan Contest: 5x One Million Point Prizes!

Aeroplan is starting one of their largest contests ever, with five prizes of one million miles! The post New Aeroplan Contest: 5x One Million Point Prizes! appeared... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Review: Skyroam Solis – International WiFi Hotspot Device

The Skyroam Solis is a new international WiFi hotspot device that is perfect for the frequent traveller. The post Review: Skyroam Solis – International WiFi... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Canadian Passport becomes Gender Neutral

Canada is finally adopting a Gender Neutral Passport – The Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced that starting August 31, 2017, Canadians... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Score! Alaska mystery bonus is back up to 50%

Alaska mystery bonus is back, with up to 50% bonus! Alaska has targeted several Mileage Plan accounts with a 50% bonus, including ones without any history of purchase!... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
List of airlines that offer free transit hotel

Free transit hotel can be of great convenience to travelers with long layovers, especially if they don’t have access to airline lounges. As an airline service, it... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
First Time on Lufthansa First – A Detailed Trip Report

A friend experienced Lufthansa First Class for their first time - this is their detailed trip report. The post First Time on Lufthansa First – A Detailed Trip... 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