Canadian low-cost carrier Swoop announced Thursday it would enter the United States market with five new international flight routes. The new flights are available for purchase through April 27, 2019, and include routes from Mesa (Phoenix) to Edmonton; Las Vegas to Hamilton (near Toronto), Edmonton and Abbotsford (near Vancouver); and Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay to Hamilton.
Last year we had to cancel our trip to Roatán, Honduras because Gail came down with an unknown-at-the-time illness. After a week in the hospital, it turns out she had a parasite in her system that could have been there for years or weeks – no one knows – either way, it created additional issues and left her with a rare gastrointestinal autoimmune disease to boot. Through research, she discovered that virtually all of us have a parasite (sometimes more than one) at any given time!
We recently had to cancel a trip to Roatan because one of us ended up in the hospital shortly before we were due to travel. Having good travel insurance was paramount to us not having to forfeit thousands of dollars in airfare/resort fees while cancelling the holiday. It also reduced a tremendous amount of anxiety at an already stressful time. But many people don’t even look at travel insurance or calculate the possibility of needing it while planning their vacation. A smart traveller has insurance pre-travel as well as while actually on holiday. There are tons of insurance plans with varying degrees of coverage as well as costs. Where do you begin?
We spotted several interesting products while visiting this years’ Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto, and today we’d like to introduce you to one of them – a cool (pun intended) new product called Flight underwear. When we first strolled up to their booth we didn’t get too excited – okay, just some guys selling bamboo underwear, no biggie, but when we found out that they’re a start-up from Vancouver we suggested they should go on Dragon’s Den. Nothing they hadn’t already thought of apparently, and they told us they’d love to, but to be considered for a deal in the Den you have to have sales, so they’re trying to get that rolling by attending trade shows and getting the word out about their cool new product.
In the biggest flight expansion to the Caribbean in several years, American Airlines has announced plans to launch eight new nonstop routes to the Caribbean this year, along with a huge expansion in frequencies from Miami. Beginning in December, American, the world’s largest airline, will launch new Saturday service across the region.
Airline expands extensive domestic, transborder and international network MONTREAL, May 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today inaugurates non-stop service between Toronto and Omaha, the first of 25 new year-round and seasonal routes the carrier is launching this summer. The new non-stop routes are consistent with company growth plans and will extend Air Canada’s network with new destinations and city pairings in Canada, the U.S. and internationally to give customers greater choice and convenience when they travel.
MONTREAL, May 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Transat today unveiled its flight program for winter 2018–2019, offering travellers a choice of 34 Sun destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America as well as Florida, along with an even more diversified selection of European cities, which are increasingly appreciated by Canadians during the winter season.
MONTREAL, April 23, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Aeroplan today announced the renewal of a multi-year agreement with Rocketmiles, a hotel booking site that helps consumers earn miles’ incentives. Rocketmiles is a wholly owned entity of Booking Holdings, the world’s leading travel and accommodations company, whose portfolio of brands includes Booking.com and Priceline.com, among others. The extended partnership will enable Aeroplan Members to continue to earn up to 10,000 Aeroplan Miles per night on stays at hotels worldwide.
MONTREAL, March 19, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Aeroplan, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program today announced that its 5 million active members can soon earn Aeroplan Miles on most of their purchases on Amazon.ca, helping them reach their travel plans even faster when they shop online. Starting April 24, 2018, Aeroplan Members who visit Amazon.ca through Aeroplan.com, will be able to earn at least 1 Aeroplan Mile for every $1 dollar spent. “With an ever-increasing amount of shopping being done online, we’re thrilled that our members will now be able to earn Aeroplan Miles on Amazon.ca, allowing them to get closer to their travel plans,” said Vince Timpano, President, Coalitions, Aimia Inc. “Our members have big travel plans, so making every single purchase work hard for them – even as they change where they shop – is critical to our continued evolution as the trusted companion for savvy travelling Canadians.” Aeroplan status members will earn even more miles when shopping at Amazon.ca. Members with silver and black status will earn up to 2x the miles while …
WestJet has announced a major expansion for 2018, by adding two new flights to London and Paris – the first time the airline has flown to mainland Europe. London and Paris Daily direct flights between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and London Gatwick Airport will begin Apr. 29 Daily direct flights between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport begins May 3 The transatlantic service will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 737-8 MAX and offer introductory fares at $199 one way