Aeroplan awards on Cathay Pacific?

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The countdown to Justin Trudeau redeeming his Aeroplan miles for CX first has begun (maybe)!

Here’s an interesting development from my favorite airline awards program based in “America’s top hat.” Air Canada has recently expanded their little-known codeshare partnership with Cathay Pacific and their subsidiary Cathay Dragon and has hinted that soon they will begin allowing redemptions of Aeroplan miles for these flights as well.

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Quick PSA: Redeem Aeroplan awards today!

Just a quick Public Service Announcement that as of Decemeber 15th, 2015 award prices for Aeroplan awards will be going up. This chart shows some of the more important increases for travel originating in the US (full chart Here).

Aeroplan Award Chart Devaluation
Aeroplan Award Chart Devaluation

In this chart a black dot represents an increase in the price of an award and an orange dot represents a decrease in price. As one might expect, there are more black dots than orange dots. It’s all black dots from North America and Canada, while if your are traveling from Africa to New Zealand, then good news, first class and coach tickets just got a little cheaper!

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Delta To Begin Allowing Award Redemptions on Singapore Airlines (April Fools!)

*Disclaimer* This is an April Fools’ post, meaning it is not to be taken seriously, except for the part about paying for Delta awards with cookies…

Delta Airlines made a surprising announcement earlier today that is great news for all of us in the miles and points community. Starting on April 1st, 2015 they will begin allowing partner award redemptions for awards on Singapore Airlines. Despite a history of not allowing award redemptions for first class travel, Delta will curiously only allow redemptions in Singapore Suites; no coach, no business class; it’s suites or bust.

An surprisingly good turnout for a Delta Airlines press conference.
A surprisingly good turnout for a Delta Airlines press conference.

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Is My US Airways Companion Pass Worth The Paper It’s Printed On?

Babies! First of all, let me congratulate all of you who were able to get the US Airways Mastercard while that sexy 50,000 mile bonus was still strutting around the internet. We can all congratulate each other once again when we are flying first class and drinking champagne with those sweet miles!  But there is more to this card than just miles…

There is also the companion pass! Which is not as glamorous as your award redemptions will be, but is a useful little slip of paper. What the companion certificate does is allow you to book up to 2 additional passengers on a paid US Airways ticket for $99 per person.

So let’s say you are planning to go to Hawaii to investigate Donald Trump’s claim that he was born on planet Earth. Then you are out of luck, as the certificate is only good for travel to the 48 contiguous states and Canada (plus there’s no way he is from Earth). If, however, you wanted to go with your two bestest buddies to Los Angeles to eat some tacos and get a medical marijuana prescription, then this little certificate is great!

They better be some damn good tacos for that kind of money!
They better be some damn good tacos for that kind of money!

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a mustache!!!

The mustache refuses to fly coach!  I can teach you the tricks and tips to get your derriere out of that coach seat and into the forward cabin. Launching soon!

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