It’s only a week away and I’m feeling both excited and nervous. Excited because I’ll be seeing everyone who are also in the Points and Miles Game and hoping you will also be sharing your stories with me. Nervous because I will be the only female speaker at the conference in Toronto next week.
Looks like National Bank has decided to join the cashback competition introducing their newest MasterCard called the National Bank Echo Cashback MasterCard. Now why they have named it the Echo we haven’t too much a clue, but its returns and benefits definitely send a (large) echo to consumers.
As we are moving into the Spring, most people will take advantage to travel before the students are let off from school. For us in Canada, it becomes nicer out, the weather is warmer and you can be sure that your flights will not experience any delays. With the falling Canadian Dollar, it makes things rough for us to cross the border to our neighbours for some cheap outlet shopping.
In today’s post, we are going to introduce Air Transat, a Canadian airline based in Montreal, Quebec. Its major hub is Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport.
Generally speaking, if you have purchased your ticket with a travel credit card, you are automatically entitled to a few types of coverage (most of the time): emergency medical insurance, trip interruption, trip cancellation, baggage theft and delay, all up to the amount outlined in each section.
When we purchase travel credit cards, generally it will come with some sort of trip medical insurance, whether it be the first 10 days of your trip or the first 21 days of your trip. However, you will notice that most travel credit cards will only cover those who are 64 and under, and the reason for this is the same as for any insurance, there is a higher liability for the insurance company. This means travelers who are over 65 cannot take advantage of these benefits, even if they own a premium credit card.
Gas prices in Ottawa have dropped very low beginning Sunday night, Jan 31st. On Thursday night, it has dropped to a low of 66.1 cents per litre. As I was driving home, with only three gas bars down in my car, I could not help but stop by the ever-so-full service station to fill up the 7 dollars of gas.
Flight mistake fares don’t happen quite often, but when they do and we happen to be at the right place at the right time, should we take advantage of this? The answer is simple. Depends. Mistake fares are the kind of thing which doesn’t have a proper standard to it. Like a relationship. It may be right to do it in one circumstances, but it may be wrong to do it in another. Nonetheless, mistake fares are little miracles that happen once a blue moon in our lifetime.
Sometimes we overlook the fact that there are many methods when earning airline frequent flyer points. One of the easiest ways is staying at one of your favourite hotel brands and then transferring your points over to your airline loyalty program.
When we’re planning for a trip, unforeseeable changes may occur and we end having to cancel our trip. Making modifications to an itinerary can be very costly, sometimes as much as a short-haul ticket and we have no way but to pay it.