There’s really good news for folks who have a stash of Chase Ultimate Rewards points, especially if you have easy access to Air Canada hubs (think Toronto and Vancouver). In anticipation of the launch of a credit card for US residents, to be issued by Chase, Ultimate Rewards transfers to Aeroplan are live. This is all part of a significant relaunch of Aeroplan that started last year. Aeroplan came up with a bunch of great new options like Status Pass, where you can grant elite status to a friend or […]
Allow me to nerd out for just a minute. I’ve been a hardcore points and miles nerd for over 20 years. Rarely in that time have we seen a completely new loyalty program emerge. Even more rare is to see a new loyalty program from a large, established airline. Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards program is the one that immediately comes to mind when I think of big airlines with new programs. Fast forward to today, and we have the reimagined Aeroplan program. Many moons ago, Air Canada spun off Aeroplan. […]
Air Canada has definitely been making some noise lately. We should expect to hear announcements soon about their new loyalty program, but they’re still busy ahead of releasing those details. Just a few weeks ago they had a really incredible mileage sale. I had a package of miles sitting in my shopping cart when they went on sale but ultimately wasn’t able to get the purchase confirmed. Still, it was an incredibly popular deal that some folks were able to score. Now, they’re back with what may end up being […]
Miles and points play a huge role in how my children view the world. Before my wife and I started dating, she’d never been North of the Mason-Dixon line. Now, she’s visited numerous places she only dreamed were possible. Similarly, our children have been lucky enough to visit places they thought they could only read about in books. A few years ago we visited Salzburg so my daughter could spend time with a close friend from school. The girl’s family had moved away due to her father’s job. My daughter […]
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel stories that interested me on a daily basis. I don’t have time to write about them in length, but picked some of the best below. It’s a shortcut to find out what’s going on without reading dozens of travel blogs to get the best info.
Sydney is a city that’s held my fascination for quite some time. Because of the sheer distance from the East Coast of the US, I’ve held off for quite some time on going. I’m so glad I went, even if I wasn’t there long enough.