Category Archives: Air Canada

Save Time at the Airport – TSA PreCheck Adds 7 New Airlines!

TSA PreCheck is a great way to save time at the airport.  And via Running with Miles, there are 7 new airlines participating in TSA PreCheck.  Including popular airlines like Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, COPA Airlines, and more!

At many US airports, folks eligible for TSA PreCheck get expedited security screening and don’t have to take off their shoes or remove laptops from their bag.  It’s much less hassle!

TSA PreCheck Airlines 2017

TSA PreCheck Will Help You Get Through Security Faster!

Let’s take a look at the perks of having TSA PreCheck, and how to enroll in the program.

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New Card From American Express! Is It Right for You?

American Express has added another card to the AMEX Membership Rewards points earning family!

The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express is a small business card with NO annual fee!  You’ll earn 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.

Plus, you’ll get 2X AMEX Membership Rewards points on your first $50,000 in purchases each year!

American Express Blue Business Plus Card Review

20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is a Great Sign-Up Bonus for a Card With No Annual Fee. And You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Take You All Over the World!

I’ll share my American Express Blue Business Plus card review!

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New, Cheap Option for Flights to Israel – Flights From ~$298 Round-Trip!

WOW Air continues to add exciting destinations at an extra low price!

Via Deals We Like, WOW Air will begin 4 flights per week to Tel Aviv on September 12, 2017.  This is great news, because it gives folks a budget option to reach the Middle East!

And flights are extremely cheap at the moment.  I found round-trip coach flights from Boston to Tel Aviv in late October for $298 on WOW Air.  The next cheapest flight is $626 on Air Canada.

New Cheap Option For Flights To Israel Flights From 298 Round Trip

Tel Aviv Is Just 1 Hour From Jerusalem

Here’s what you need to know about this new route!

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Reader Tip to Help Folks Use the Fewest Points for Airfare

Million Mile Secrets reader, NB, commented:

A word of caution for other readers.  Always check an airline site to see how many frequent flyer miles they are charging for a flight.  Because even with travel portal bonuses, you might still use fewer miles by transferring points directly to an airline and booking an award flight.

For example, I found Southwest airfare for $211, which would require ~16,880 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from my Sapphire Preferred ($211 cost of airfare / 1.25 cents per point) if booked through the Chase travel portal.

But Southwest was charging 12,601 Southwest points for the same flight.  So I instantly transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio and booked the award flight.

This is terrific advice, NB!

Some folks can develop certain habits when booking award travel and miss opportunities to save miles and points!

For example, I recently shared 3 examples of booking Southwest flights, which result in different values for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

And you’ll likely come across similar scenarios when comparing award flight prices on with other airline transfer partners vs. flight prices through a travel portal.

Book Airfare With Points

A Quick Comparison of Flight Prices Might Save You Thousands of Miles or Points!

I’ll explain why you’ll want to run the numbers when redeeming points for a flight!

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New Baby? Alaska Airlines Just Added a Great Perk for Folks Taking Parental Leave!

Great news for new parents!  Via Travel Codex, Alaska Airlines will let you keep your elite status while on parental leave, and will even extend it an additional year!

So you don’t have to worry about losing your Alaska Airlines status, or flying enough to earn it the following year.

Alaska Airlines Elite Leave

New Parent? Don’t Let Your Alaska Airlines Elite Status Go to Waste!

Here’s more about the details of Alaska Airline’s new “Elite Leave” program.

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Air Canada Launching New Frequent Flyer Program – What It Means for You!

Big changes coming at Air Canada!

Via Don’t Call the Airline, Air Canada plans to scrap its current Aeroplan frequent flyer program, and launch a new one June 30, 2020.

Unlike other airlines, the Aeroplan program isn’t actually run by Air Canada, but an outside company.  Now, Air Canada plans to run its own frequent flyer program, which could mean better deals for earning and redeeming miles.

And potentially more opportunities for credit card bonuses. 😉

New Air Canada Frequent Flyer Program

In a Few Years, Air Canada Will Have a New Frequent Flyer Program!

I’ll share what we know so far about this news.  And explain what it means for you.

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Won’t Last! Fly to Europe From Several US Cities From ~$318+!

Via FrequentMiler, you can fly from several US cities, including Los Angeles, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale, to European cities like Barcelona, Venice, and Amsterdam, from just ~$318+!

For example, I found a flight from Miami to Barcelona for ~$358, departing October 24, 2017, and returning October 31, 2017.  And a flights between Los Angeles and Brussels leaving March 1, 2018, and returning March 15, 2018, for ~$360!

These sale fares are good for flights through March 2018, depending on the route.  And include airlines like Delta, United Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Air Canada, and more!

Cheap Fares To Europe

Grab a Cheap Flight to Barcelona to Visit the Stunning La Sagrada Familia!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Rumor: Electronics Ban to Include Flights From Many Popular Vacation Destinations!

A few months ago, I let you know about the electronics ban on flights to the US from 10 cities.  Now, according to One Mile at a Time, it’s rumored the ban will soon include flights from ALL of Europe!

This isn’t good news for folks who like to use their devices to get work done or watch movies in-flight.  Because if it’s an extension of the current electronics ban, only cell phones, smartphones, and necessary medical equipment will be allowed in the cabin.

In Flight Electronics Ban Europe

If the Rumors Are True, You Won’t Be Able to Use Certain Devices on Flights to the US From Europe!

Here’s what we know so far about the rumored expansion of the in-flight electronics ban.

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Top 7 Credit Cards to Get Big Travel With Small Money – May 2017

There have been a lot of new and exciting offers in the miles & points world lately!

When banks compete for business by increasing their credit card perks, we receive the benefits!  Your dream vacation is closer than ever if you know which credit cards to sign-up for.

Best Travel Credit Cards May 2017

You Can Relax Knowing You Got Your Vacation for Nearly Free!

Here are my picks for the best travel credit cards May 2017.

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This Couple Used Miles & Points for a Luxurious $12,000 Trip to Thailand!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Dale is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

This Couple Used Miles Points For A Luxurious 12000 Trip To Thailand

Ready for Our 16-Hour Business Class Flight From Houston to Taipei!

A big thank you to Dale for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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