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RBC Potentially Buying out HSBC Canada
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is looking to complete a mega deal by purchasing HSBC Canada, who has 130 branches and 4,200 full time employees in Canada servicing some 780,000 customers. This massive deal can come out to $13.5 billion CAD. There are going to be a lot of hurdles...
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Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for November 2022
For this month, you will notice that all the current offers run well into 2023, aside from Brim Financial. All previous offers that were scheduled to expire in 2022 where slightly modified and extended into 2023. Limited Time First Year Fee Waived Offers The post Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards...
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[DISCONTINUED] MBNA Best Western MasterCard
This year started out strong with all-time high sign up bonuses from various credit card issuers. Unfortunately, it is starting to look like we are closing out the year on a low note. Earlier today, we published a post regarding the end of the MBNA Alaska Airlines cards. Now we...
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[DISCONTINUED] MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercards
Yikes! Another one bites the dust. Most of you probably already heard about this, so today, now that the dust has settled a bit, I will chime in my 2 cents on what happened. Before I continued, just know that if you are an existing MBNA Alaska Airlines MasterCard holder, you...
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Why Students Need to Understand Points and Miles 
When students are finished with high school and are off to college, they will eventually realize that they are no longer living on their parents’ dime. Sooner or later they are going to need to provide for themselves. Now, most college kids are going to be pretty broke throughout this...
Frequent Miler
10% off Target gift cards December 3-4, online and in-store
Target’s annual gift card promotion offering 10% off on Target gift cards is happening today (12/3/22) and tomorrow (12/4/22). You can save 10% on up to $500 in Target give cards both online and in-store. These can obviously be worthwhile both for personal use and potentially for reselling, through I...
Your Mileage May Vary
Why Can’t Every TSA Officer Be Like This One???
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) doesn’t have the best of reputations when it comes to their workers. I mean, I’ve heard people refer to TSA officers as, “rude,” “mean,” “uncaring,”…
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Should Airline Lounges Fix Crowding By Keeping Out The Poors?
While some claim the ‘middle class ruined airport lounges’ or that credit card companies providing lounge access has ruined it, neither is exactly correct. Continue reading Should Airline Lounges Fix Crowding By Keeping Out The Poors?...
Grab a Mile
The Finest City in North America in Photos
For the past two years, I’ve pretty much been calling Quebec my home for photographing autumn. And I find myself having the urge to go back for thirds and fourths. After all Quebec has it all: beautiful architecture, rosy maples, and the romantic language we like to call French. When...
Miles To Memories
That Time I Left My Car Rental Stranded On The Side Of The Road To Catch My Flight
I've rented quite a few cars over the years, and there's one common car rental mistake I've made on nearly every reservation. Here it is. The post That Time I Left My Car Rental Stranded On The Side Of The Road To Catch My Flight appeared first on Miles to...
One Mile at a Time
Weekly Review: December 03, 2022
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’m at home with family, and while I’ve been trying for days to plot a review trip, sadly nothing is coming together quite as I had hoped. On the points & travel front, this week EL AL announced plans to revamp its...
The Bulkhead Seat
Lounge Review: The Centurion Lounge by American Express (LAS)
American Express was the first credit card issuer to open a US lounge back… The post Lounge Review: The Centurion Lounge by American Express (LAS) appeared first on The Bulkhead Seat.
Live and Let’s Fly
The Problems Pilots Face Today
This is the second in a three-part series that talks about flying airliners and some of the challenges this pilot sees for the profession. If you read part one of this series, you will hopefully recall how I discussed the sacred trust inherent in being an airline pilot. It is in...
View from the Wing
Qantas Tried To Have The Head Of Virgin Australia’s Frequent Flyer Program Sent To Prison
Virgin Australia went through bankruptcy during Covid. Under new Bain Capital management they hired the former head of Qantas’ Jetstar, who had just accepted a senior job with Qantas Frequent Flyer, to run their Velocity Frequent Flyer program. And Qantas tried to have him jailed. Continue reading Qantas Tried To Have...
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Venture X Cardholders – Don’t Forget To Activate Hertz President Circle Status
The Venture X card from Capital One provides several perks for travelers. Some overlap other mid-range to luxury cards, such as Priority Pass club access and TSA Precheck/Global Entry reimbursement.…
Miles To Memories
Add a Citi Card to Your Amazon Wallet and Get Up To $25 Off (Targeted)
Amazon has a new promotion for Citi cardholders. If targeted, you can get a $10 credit just for adding your Citi card to your Amazon account. The post Add a Citi Card to Your Amazon Wallet and Get Up To $25 Off (Targeted) appeared first on Miles to Memories.
Frequent Flyer Bonuses
Air Canada’s new Acqua di Parma Signature Class Amenity Kit
In late October Air Canada announced improvements to their product to enhance customer experiences in the airport and on board their flights. We wrote about all the improvements here on our Canadian site and in this post we’ll take a quick look at the new business class Amenity Kit. Air...
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Air Canada’s New Acqua di Parma Amenity Kit
I've fallen in love with some first class amenity kits over time, from Singapore Airlines to Asiana to Thai Airways. Business class amenity kits are usually far more pedestrian, from the bags themselves to their contents. Still, there are sometimes kits which are quite fun. Before the...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Police Hold Major Terror Attack Exercise in Heathrow Airport’s Disused Terminal 1
The Metropolitan Police has put specialist anti-terror teams to the test in a major terror attack drill inside a now-disused terminal at London’s Heathrow Airport. Armed police, explosive response officers, forensic teams and first responders from the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade descended upon Heathrow’s derelict Terminal 1...
Miles To Memories
Excellent Choice In The Canadian Capital: Andaz Ottawa Byward Market Large Suite Review
The Andaz Ottawa Byward Market is an excellent choice for a stay in the Canadian capital. The hotel upgraded me to their large suite, which was a pleasant surprise. Here's my full review. The post Excellent Choice In The Canadian Capital: Andaz Ottawa Byward Market Large Suite Review appeared first...
Point Me to the Plane
How To Find Cheap Airline Tickets Using A VPN
Want to get the best and cheapest deal on airline tickets? Here's how to use a VPN to do just that!
Traveling For Miles
A guide to Marriott Bonvoy Annual Choice Benefits (make your selections by 7 January 2023)
With less than a month to go in 2022 and with a lot of people almost certainly now having more than enough enough elite night credits in their Bonvoy account to trigger Marriott's Annual Choice Benefits, it's time to take a look at what Marriott is offering Bonvoy members when...
Frequent Flyer Bonuses
Fast track to Alaska Airlines Elite Status for California residents
Alaska Airlines Elite Status Fast Track offer: Earn Alaska Airlines Elite Status when you fly coast to coast on Alaska Airlines. Complete two round trips to earn 2023 MVP status or four round trips to earn 2023 MVP Gold status. This offer is for residents of California only. Register and...
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Airport employee busted with cocaine and loaded firearm at the airport
A Texas airport employee was arrested after a loaded firearm and a baggie of cocaine were discovered in her possession as she arrived at the airport for her shift. The post Airport employee busted with cocaine and loaded firearm at the airport appeared first on C Boarding Group - Travel, Remote...
One Mile at a Time
Delta Pilots Near New Contract, Huge Pay Raises
At the moment were seeing pilots at major US airlines trying to negotiate new contracts. They didnt have much leverage to negotiate during the first two years of the pandemic, and withpilots now being in such high demand, this is obviously a great time to try to get a new...
Points With a Crew
2 Types of Airport People (feat. the Holderness Family)
Here's a hilarious video featuring the two different types of airport people
Live and Let’s Fly
Did The Middle Class Ruin Airport Lounges?
A headline in The Telegraph makes a bold assertion: the middle class has ruined airport lounges. Is there any merit to this charge? Don’t Blame Middle Class For Subpar Airport Lounge Experience… Here is how The Telegraph summarizes the problem: Airport lounges were, once upon a time, the exclusive domain...
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Best Travel Themed Christmas Ornaments
Christmas is a time for family, fun and travel! And, we've assembled a fun collection of the best travel-themed Christmas ornaments to help you on your way. The post Best Travel Themed Christmas Ornaments appeared first on C Boarding Group - Travel, Remote Work & Reviews.
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[PROMOTION] Aeroplan Black Friday Offers
Air Canada's Aeroplan program has jumped on the the Black Friday bonus points promotional period. Below are some of the best offers to watch out for. We included what time frame each offer runs for, as there are different dates to keep in mind.  The post [PROMOTION] Aeroplan Black Friday Offers...
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Current 10% and Above Cash Back Offers for November 2022
For this month, there were quite a few changes relatively speaking. First of all, most of the previous month expiring offers were extended by a few months longer. The BMO Business and Tangerine offers will be coming to an end before it makes it to the next monthly list. Also,...
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[PROMOTION] 30% Transfer Bonus to British Airways Avios (Last Chance)
RBC is offering a 30% transfer bonus to British Airways’ Executive Club, which is the same offer from just over a year ago. Conversion bonuses are an amazing way to boost your accounts without any extra cost or effort (aside from having the points readily available). The post [PROMOTION] 30% Transfer...
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Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for November 2022
BMO preemptively extended the deadline of their personal card offers until the summer of 2023. HSBC extended their offers to the end of February 2023. Scotiabank extended their offers and increased some sign up bonuses. TD changed up their TD First Class offer, as well as increased its annual fee. RBC extended their offers...
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[INTERVIEW] RBC Avion Rewards Launch
Today, we are featuring spokesperson, Niranjan Vivekanandan, Senior Vice President, Loyalty & Merchant Solutions at RBC. He will be sharing more information on the RBC Avion Rewards enhancements. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions Niranjan. 1) Please tell us about yourself and your role with...
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[INTERVIEW] CEO of Rogers Bank – Rogers Connections Mastercard
Today, we are happy to interview Lisa Durocher, CEO of Rogers Bank, who will share the launch of the new Rogers Connections MasterCard. Thank you Lisa for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions. Looking forward to what you are working on!  Please tell us about...
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[INTERVIEW] CEO of Rogers Bank – Rogers Connections Mastercard
Today, we are happy to interview Lisa Durocher, CEO of Rogers Bank, who will share the launch of the new Rogers Connections MasterCard. Thank you Lisa for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions. Looking forward to what you are working on! The post [INTERVIEW] CEO...
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Talking Hilton out of a $678 No-Show Fee
I booked a Doubletree in Indiana several weeks ago. Trying to cancel it this morning was a surprisingly interesting story. You can get Hilton Diamond status through the Hilton Honors Aspire American Express Card, but I don’t normally stay with them. My primary loyalty when it comes to chain hotels...