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Canada US Border Closed to Non-Essential Travel for Another Month

The Canada and US border crossing ban (for non-essential travel) began March 21, 2020 was set to expire on June 21, 2020. It has now been extended to July 21, 2020. This has been a topic that has gone...

Canadian Transportation Agency Backtracking on Flight Vouchers

UPDATE- Due to a comment below, I am adding a disclaimer that this post is not suppose to be biased towards any sides. The point of this post is to encourage people to see the different sides of the story...

What to do with the Middle Seats?

With the majority of air travel grounded for the time being, airlines are probably working around the clock to see how they can change their business models. It is highly likely that some current changes...

24 Month Travel Vouchers

Looks like the airlines are loosening up on the travel vouchers. I wrote a post at the end of March hoping to see longer travel vouchers. There is an ongoing heated debate about whether airlines should...

Rundown of COVID-19 Updates for Canadians

Below is an update of temporary terms and conditions offered by loyalty companies relevant to Canadians, due to COVID-19. The updates focuses on companies (airlines, hotels, cinema, train). We also have...

Class Action Against Airlines Over Vouchers Instead of Refunds

It did not take long for the lawsuits to come in. We wrote a post a few days ago about the Canadian Transportation Agency saying that airlines are not required to refund passengers. This has become a heated...

New Domestic Air and Rail Screening Measures

Seems like things change on a daily basis. Sometimes, it even feels hour by hour. Starting tomorrow, new measures are being taken by airlines and trains to screen people before they are able to travel....

CTA Says Airlines Not Required to Refund Passengers

UPDATE- As mentioned by one of the comments below, please note that the CTA’s position is not legally binding, it is what they are “saying” at the moment. The problem is even though the...

Beware of CBSA Scammers Posing as Employees

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is currently under a lot of pressure to work harder at the Canadian borders. Currently, they are enforcing a new directive to inform people to isolate themselves...

Canada Banning Entry to Non-Residents

UPDATE- [11:55am PST] Quick update to the post. The travel ban is effective March 18, 2020. I am writing this post as I am listening to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau making his announcement that effective...

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