Category Archives: Travel

Air Canada: Limited Time Sale (Book by Nov 20)

Air Canada is having a Limited Time Seat Sale.

For a limited time, save on select flights within Canada, to the U.S. and sun destinations if you book by Monday, November 20, 2017.

Plus, earn Aeroplan Miles on every flight.

Certain Blackout Periods Apply: 
February 16-17, 19-20
March 8-10, 15-16, 18-19, 22-23, 25-26, 28-30
April 2-3, 2018

WestJet is having a similar seat sale. Check both sites to compare prices and flight selection.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit AirCanada.com to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

WestJet: Black Friday Sale (Nov 16-22)

WestJet is having a Black Friday Seat Sale!

Black Friday is all about getting an incredible deal on something you’re really going to love. Now’s your chance to save big on flights to must-see destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Hurry, sale fares are going fast!

Also, today only (Wednesday, November 16, 2017), you can fly from Calgary to Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver starting at $99 CAD. Limited to 250 fares at this price.

Book by: November 24, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT)

Travel: November 29, 2017 – April 28, 2018

Destination Blackout dates
Canada December 20-24, 26-31, 2017, January 1-7, February 16-17, 19-20, March 8-10, 15-16, 18-19, 22-23, 25-26, 28-30 and April 2-3, 2018
U.S. December 20-24, 26-31, 2017, January 1-7, February 16-17, 19-20, 24-25, March 8-10, 15-19, 22-26 and March 28 – April 3, 2018
Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe February 16-17, 19-20, 24-25, March 9-10, 16-19, 22-26, March 28-April 3, 7-8, 2018

Lowest fares can be found for travel within Canada on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For travel to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, lowest fares can be found on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fares on other days may be higher.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit WestJet’s website to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

Sobeys: 10% Off Air Canada Gift Cards (Nov 10-16)

Sobeys (Sobeys Urban Fresh, Foodland and Safeway) are offering 10% off Air Canada gift cards.

The offer is available from November 10-16, 2017. You can see the offer advertised on page 8 in their flyer.

It’s a hot deal if you combine the extra 10% off discount with Air Canada’s seat sales, and get 5X American Express Membership Rewards points if you have the new Amex Cobalt card.

Click here to visit Sobeys’ website for more details or to find a location near you.

Click here to visit Air Canada’s website for FAQ about their Gift Cards.

Air Canada: Limited Time Sale (Book by Nov 9)

Air Canada is having a Limited Time Seat Sale.

For a limited time, save on select flights within Canada, to the U.S. and sun destinations if you book by Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Plus, earn Aeroplan Miles on every flight.

WestJet is having a similar seat sale. Check both sites to compare prices and flight selection.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit AirCanada.com to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

WestJet: Seat Sale & Double WestJet Dollars (Book by Nov 7 or Nov 9)

WestJet is having a Canada Seat Sale.

Take advantage of great savings to destinations within Canada.And, today only receive double WestJet dollars when you book an eligible flight. Just add your WestJet Rewards ID to your booking, and you’re ready to go.

Book by (sale + 2X WestJet dollars): November 7, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT)^*

Book by (sale only): November 9, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT)^

Travel: November 21 – December 15, 2017

Blackout dates: No blackout dates apply.

Lowest fares can be found for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fares on other days may be higher.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit WestJet’s website to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

Aeroplan: Extra 30% Bonus Miles Conversion Promotion (Nov 6 – Dec 11)

Aeroplan is having a bonus miles conversion promotion.

Get an extra 30% more miles when you convert your hotel loyalty points to Aeroplan Miles.

If you have hotel points that you’re not using, it’s a good idea to convert them to Aeroplan Miles and get an extra 30% miles boost.

This is a good promotion and still worth doing even though Air Canada will server ties with Aeroplan in 2020. You still have 3 years to use the points. I’ll be taking advantage of this offer and will be converting a bunch of points.

Convert your hotel loyalty points into Aeroplan Miles today and you could reach your next reward sooner.

If you collect points from hotel loyalty programs and you’re not sure what to do with them, now is your chance to convert them into Aeroplan Miles. You’ll even receive a 30% bonus when you convert them before Dec. 11, 2017.

Qualifying hotel partners include:

  • Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)
  • Marriott Rewards
  • Hilton Honors
  • Club Carlson
  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts
  • Wyndham Rewards
  • Coast Hotels
  • Choice Hotels
  • Le Club Acccor Hotels
  • Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Bonus offer valid only on conversions received from eligible hotel partner loyalty programs points into Aeroplan Miles made between November 6 and December 11, 2017 (11:59 EDT). Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be issued by Aeroplan as follows: once the total Aeroplan Miles are earned by exchanging points from any combination of eligible partner programs during the promotion, the bonus miles deposited will represent 30% of the total miles earned from the exchange, BONUS MILE CREDITING: Bonus Aeroplan Miles may take up to 4-6 weeks to be credited after the promotional offer end date of December 11, 2017.

The total amount of miles received from the conversion of hotel loyalty program points into Aeroplan miles must be greater than or equal to 5,000 Aeroplan Miles in order to be eligible to receive the 30% bonus.

While the conversion of Membership Rewards points from American Express Card members accounts into Aeroplan Miles is still possible, it is not eligible for this bonus miles promotion.

Although eligible CIBC Aventura cardholders as of October 1, 2013, can convert their Aventura points into Aeroplan Miles, these conversions are not eligible for this bonus miles promotion.

Bonus Aeroplan Miles received from the exchange of hotel loyalty program points into AeroplanMiles are not eligible for status in the Aeroplan program. This offer is not applicable to Hotel+Air package redemptions offered by Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest.

Click here to visit Aeroplan’s website for more details.

Click here to read my travel hacking site RayTravelsFree.com for more tips and news.

Click here to read Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

WestJet: Halloween Seat Sale – 15% Off Coupon Code (Book by Nov 1)

WestJet is having a Halloween Seat Sale.

Save 15% on Econo base fares to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean if you book by Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 9:59 p.m. MT.
You’ll need to enter coupon code JZ7C5AO to get the discount

Coupon code: JZ7C5AO

Book by: November 1, 2017 (9:59 p.m. MT)

Travel: November 13, 2017 – February 13, 2018

Blackout dates: December 19-24, December 26, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Lowest fares can be found for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fares on other days may be higher.

Air Canada is having a similar seat sale. Check both sites to compare prices and flight selection.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit WestJet’s website to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my Travel Hacking post and learn how to easily get 30,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles, enough points for a free flight to anywhere in North America!

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 25,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 6 Free Nights Hotel!

Air Canada: 13% Off Halloween Sale (Book by Nov 1)

Air Canada is having a Halloween Sale.

Save 13% on flights to North American and Sun Destinations if you book by Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59pm.

You’ll need to enter Promotion Code HALLOWEEN2017 to get the discount.

About this offer:

  • Book by Nov 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm from your city of departure in Canada
  • Valid on Economy Class base fares (Tango and Flex)
  • Travel valid from November 13, 2017 – February 13, 2018
  • Travel completed by: February 13, 2018
  • Blackout dates apply: December 19, 2017 – December 24, 2017 / December 26, 2017 –January 7, 2018
  • Codeshare flights are not eligible.

This exceptional offer applies only to the following routes:

Canada <=>  Canada
Canada <=>  U.S.
Canada <=>  Sun destinations

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit AirCanada.com to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my Travel Hacking post and learn how to easily get 30,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles, enough points for a free flight to anywhere in North America!

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 25,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 6 Free Nights Hotel!

YYC Deals: Calgary to Hong Kong – $539 CAD Roundtrip Including Taxes

I just saw this incredible flight deal posted over at my friend Chris Myden’s website YYC Deals.

Delta has dropped the price of their flights from Calgary to Hong Kong down to $539 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

The flights have 1 stop each way, in Seattle.

Availability for travel

November, December 2017
March, April, May, September 2018

How to find and book this deal

1. Try a Google Flights search like this one:

Google Flights: Calgary to Hong Kong

– Click on the departure date box to open up the calendar view and browse for cheap date combinations.

Examples:

  • Nov 7 to Nov 20
  • Nov 21 to Dec 6
  • Dec 4 to Dec 18
  • Mar 12 to Apr 4
  • Mar 27 to Apr 17
  • Apr 3 to Apr 17
  • Apr 17 to May 8
  • Apr 24 to May 1
  • May 1 to May 8, 9
  • Aug 29 to Sep 12

2. Go to Flighthub

Search for a flight from Calgary to Hong Kong (HKG)

Try the same dates you found on Google Flights.

On FlightHub it’s also worth trying dates that are *not* currently showing up as being cheap on Google Flights. So far I’ve seen $539 flights in all the months listed at the top of this blog post.

Try starting with Wednesday to Wednesday dates, and then see the tip below about clicking on ‘Flexible Dates’.

NOTE: After your Flighthub search completes, you can try clicking on ‘Flexible Dates’ to look for other cheap date combinations.

The fastest flights I’ve seen have a 5 hour stop in Seattle on the way there, with a 2 hour stop on the way home.

There are also flights that have a full day layover (23 hours) in Seattle – for anyone that might want to visit Seattle as part of their trip.

screenshot from Flighthub

 

These flights won’t last long so I suggest you take advantage of the seat sale before it’s too late.

 Click here to visit YYCDeals.com for more information about this incredible flight deal.