Author: Matt

Matt has been an avid points collector since 1992 (an elementary school student), when his dad signed up for the new (at the time) Air Miles program. Since then, Matt took a keen interest in learning how the miles and points world works. He quickly found out that there is a lot of value in leveraging miles and points to fund his passion for travelling.

Thoughts on Lynx Air Demise – No Refunds

At the beginning of the year, I predicted that we will see more competition within the Canadian airline industry. We are clearly not off to a good start.

Only a week or two ago, there was news that discount carriers Flair Airlines (“Flair”) and Lynx Air (“Lynx”) were in merger talks. Fast forward to today, Lynx airlines will cease operations tomorrow (February 26, 2024). Seems like they were unable to come to an agreement to make it work. I was really hoping that they could make it work as it was going to be a long shot for both to coexist in Canada at the same time. Pulling resources actually made a lot of sense to have one stronger discount airline. Looks like Lynx was too much of a lost cause of Flair to merge with.

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List of Airline Alliances (updated February 3, 2024)

It has been a year and a half since our last update to this post. A few minor changes (mostly deletions) occurred since then.

Airline alliances are extremely valuable when trying pool miles and points on one airline. Such partnerships allow us to earn miles with our favourite frequent flyer program without actually having to fly with that airline.

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Ranking the Credit Card Portfolios of Each Canadian Financial Institutions (updated December 26, 2023)

Since the start of the decade (2022, 2021, 2020), we managed to update this list every December, mine as well keep going.

There were quite a few major changes in the industry, so there was some shift in the rankings. They are now divided in the 3 groups: top 5, from 6 to 10, and the rest.

Chance to Win 100,000 Aeroplan Points

Chance to Win 100,000 Aeroplan Points

Air Canada and TD are inviting Canadians for a chance to WIN BIG at the TD Aeroplan Escape. Air Canada and TD are hosting an escape room challenge to show guests the exciting rewards and opportunities, like free first checked bag on Air Canada flights for up to 8 people on the same booking, that come with being a TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Cardholder.