June 22 Update: Carrot Rewards shuts down, Alaska Airlines adds award redemptions on Aer Lingus & MBNA Amazon card temporarily unavailable Jun 23rd

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Aeroplan announces positive changes to flight reward refund fees but temporarily claws back stopovers Jul 16th

The Air Canada Aeroplan saga, as we penned it, technically ended with Air Canada completing the acquisition of Aeroplan many months ago. What didn't end was Air Canada's commitment to launching a new, updated Aeroplan program in July of 2020. With only 1 year left in that timeline the Air Canada own.... More »
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Canada’s best Mastercard credit cards 2019 + MORE Jul 17th

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July 10 Update: Redeem for an AIR MILES Dream Reward for a chance to win a $5,000 gift card, more free points from Stash Hotel Rewards & more! + MORE Jul 10th

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June 27 Update: AIR MILES system outage on Canada Day and World of Hyatt adds Alila Hotels to its portfolio + MORE Jun 28th

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June 22 Update: Carrot Rewards shuts down, Alaska Airlines adds award redemptions on Aer Lingus & MBNA Amazon card temporarily unavailableCarrot Rewards, the app that rewarded your well being and trying to promote healthier lifestyles with SCENE points, RBC Rewards Points and until recently Aeroplan Miles, has shut down. The program lasted four years and reports are saying they couldn’t find a buyer for the program after government funding had run out. Alaska Airlines has announced that Mileage Plan award redemptions are now available on Irish carrier Aer Lingus. Mileage earning on the airlines has been available since 2018 and this marks a further expansion of the partnership between the two. You will now be able to redeem your Mileage Plan miles on all Aer Lingus flights starting at 8,000 miles one way for Intra-Europe flights and from 30,000 miles one way from North America to Europe. Aer Lingus currently only serves Toronto but is adding Montreal to their route network next year after delaying an initially announced launch date of this summer. The redemption rates for Canada to Europe are pretty standard (30,000 one way) for a program and actually may not be your best bet for flying on Aer Lingus…

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