Star Alliance

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[AIRLINE] United Airlines Destinations Departing from Canada (updated April 16, 2014)

Air Canada is a member of Star Alliance. When you fly with Air Canada, you can earn Aeroplan points. Aeroplan points can be used to redeem with Star Alliance partners, one of which is United Airlines. I have used my…

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[TRAVEL] What the U.S. Airways Merger with American Airlines means for Canadians

On December 9, 2013 a merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways became official. Though in the grand scheme of things, it’s more like American Airlines sucking in U.S. Airways (more below). Below are a few important dates to keep…

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[AIRLINE] Which Airline Points to Collect?

It has been well-documented that people have trouble redeeming their Aeroplan points and getting a fair value. I wrote a post about how to maximize your Aeroplan points. In terms of Aeroplan, the bottom line is that you need to redeem your points on Star Alliance partners to get more value out of your points. If you do not fly internationally often enough or you do not fly to the destinations of any of the partnered airlines, then maybe Air Canada is not your best bet.

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[AIRLINE] Major Canadian Airlines

Air Canada + Aeroplan As unhappy as we all are about Air Canada, unfortunately they are the biggest airline in Canada and they know it! Aside from their high ticket prices, poor customer service and high fuel surcharges for award…