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Miles and Points On Sale — July 10 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

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Miles and Points On Sale — May 7 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

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Only $266 Compensation for Being Trapped in a Toilet Stall, Missed Flight and Holiday With Family, Downgraded on Another Flight, Assisting in Medical Emergency and No In-Flight Entertainment?

After the in-flight entertainment system was inoperable during a transatlantic flight, a doctor assisted a passenger with a medical emergency during one flight before being trapped in the toilet room of an airport lounge, which caused the doctor to miss the next flight — which led to missing a holiday meal with family members — and was downgraded from a seat in the premium class cabin to a seat in the economy class cabin on a different flight…

…and the total compensation which was initially offered by the airline was $350.00 in Canadian dollars — which is worth…

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Sex and the Airline: Gender Neutrality

In an attempt to include passengers and customers who do not identify themselves as either male or female and as part of its commitment to respect gender identity, diversity and inclusion, Air Canada reportedly will eventually replace the expression ladies and gentlemen with a neutral term — such as the word everyone, for example — in manuals for flight attendants and during announcements aboard airplanes.

“We want to ensure an inclusive space for everyone, including those who identify with gender X” is an excerpt from an e-mail message which was sent on Thursday, September 19, 2019 to all employees who are concerned or affected by this measure, according to…

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You Can Now Use Personal Headsets on Flights Operated by Air Canada

Although this is not an April Fool’s Day joke — sticking with the Canadian theme since posting the article pertaining to the annual video offered by WestJet — you can now use your personal headsets anytime that you are a passenger aboard an airplane operated by Air Canada throughout the duration of the flight.

This is the official announcement pertaining to the use of personal headphones which was released from Air Canada…

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Air Canada Joins the Basic Economy Bandwagon

Air Canada has introduced basic economy fares earlier today, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, which — for the most part — emulate those of its brethren which are based in the United States; and the Economy Basic airfares apply to domestic flights within Canada for now.

Compare the eight different airfares now offered by Air Canada, with Economy Basic highlighted in red…

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Today Only: Earn 100 Percent Aeroplan Miles — December 29, 2017

You can earn 100 percent bonus Aeroplan miles for round-trip travel on Economy Flex and Latitude, Premium Economy, Premium Rouge and Business Class fares to all destinations within Canada — as well as between Canada and the United States — now through Saturday, June 30, 2018…

…but you must…

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35 Percent Miles Boost When You Convert Your Hotel Points to Aeroplan

Aeroplan is currently offering what is considered to be the best conversion bonus offer in its history through which you can receive a bonus of 35 percent when you transfer your points from any of ten frequent guest loyalty programs into miles through Monday August 21, 2017 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time.

Two aspects of this promotion are markedly different that the transfer offers of other frequent flier loyalty programs — as well as past offers from Aeroplan…

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