Author: PrinceOfTravel

Africa is an aspirational destination for many North American travellers. With so much diversity and so many countries over a vast area, there’s surely something for everyone.  Flying to Africa from North America can be very expensive, especially in premium cabins. However, using points to get there and back can yield excellent value, in addition to making the long trek comfortable. Let’s take a look at our picks for the eight best ways to get to Africa in business class using points, with options for both direct and indirect routings, listed in alphabetical order. 1. Air Canada First on this…

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Earlier this year, we travelled to Costa Rica, moving from the rainforest region of Arenal to the tropical dry forest and beachy coastline of Guanacaste where we stayed at the Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa. After this, and for the last few days of our vacation, we trekked further south and had an outstanding stay at the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort. The view of the surrounding bay and the stunning mountain backdrop, combined with the resort’s extensive pools and excellent kids activities, made it a very memorable stay. Los Sueños Marriott Ocean &…

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The Air France KLM Flying Blue loyalty program is well-known for its monthly rotating series of Promo Rewards, which offer 25–50% discounts on short-haul and long-haul redemptions on Air France and KLM flights. The program has just released its Promo Rewards for March 2024, and this time, it’s a much shorter list than usual, and most of the long-haul deals are outside of North America. Plus, there aren’t any business class Promo Rewards to long-haul destinations.  However, if you’re looking for an affordable way to get to or from Europe between now and the end of August 2024, be sure…

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If you’re in the market for a new credit card, it’s important to consider the welcome bonus that the credit card is offering. This is a one-time incentive to encourage you to apply for the card, only available in your first year with the card. The signup bonus is a big part of the value you’ll get from a new credit card, above and beyond its core features, at least in the first year. Often the signup bonus will influence your decision to apply, perhaps even more strongly than the card’s other qualities. Here are the best credit card offers…

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Shortly after many US carriers and WestJet increased checked baggage fees, Air Canada has followed suit. For flights booked as of February 28, 2024, the cost to check a bag has increased on Air Canada flights within North America. The raised baggage fees affect passengers who book Economy (Basic) or Economy (Standard) fares for domestic and transborder flights, as well as flights to the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico. Air Canada Increases Checked Baggage Fees Air Canada is the latest North American carrier to increase the cost of checked baggage on select fares.  The changes to Air Canada’s checked baggage…

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For years, Lufthansa has been planning to debut the Allegris economy, premium economy, business class, and First Class seats. The launch of Allegris has faced many setbacks since the concept was first announced in 2017, due to delays with manufacturing and supply-chain issues, amongst others. However, Lufthansa has now revealed that it will launch the Allegris business class cabin on two Canadian routes, beginning in May 2024. Lufthansa to Debut New Allegris Business Class on Canadian Routes Beginning later this year, Lufthansa will debut its newest Allegris business class cabin on two Canadian routes. As announced in an email sent…

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Avianca puts on frequent promotions for buying LifeMiles directly from the loyalty program. In some cases, buying points during sales can represent a great deal, although it’s important to have an immediate plan for how to use them. This time, Avianca is selling LifeMiles with up to a 165% bonus, which can be an excellent way to score premium cabin flights with Star Alliance airlines at a steep discount. The sale runs until March 12, 2024, which leaves plenty of time to take advantage of the deal if it works in your favour. Buy Avianca LifeMiles with a 165% Bonus From…

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Never shy about putting out exciting promotions, American Express Canada brought back one of its best earlier this year. As a reminder, you have until March 4, 2024 to earn double or triple points for referring a friend! Let’s take a look at how the offer works, how you can benefit, and why you should act soon. Double or Triple Refer-a-Friend Points Until March 4 Until March 4, 2024, you can earn double or triple the standard referral bonus for each approved referral on your Canadian-issued American Express cards. An “approved referral” is when a family member, friend, or colleague applies…

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Amex US has just released new excellent offers on the American Express US Marriott Bonvoy Bevy Card and the American Express US Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card, worth up to 185,000 points. These new offers come in addition to the existing outstanding offer on the American Express US Marriott Bonvoy Business Card for five Free Night Awards worth 50,000 points each. If you’ve been holding out on applying for a new US-issued Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit card, be sure to give these offers a look. Amex US Bonvoy Brilliant Card: 185,000 Bonvoy Points! This time, there’s a new record-high offer on…

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American Express’s twin top-of-the-line travel credit cards, the American Express Platinum Card and the Business Platinum Card from American Express, are among the most powerful points-earning cards in the Canadian marketplace; however, they can also appear quite intimidating from a newcomer’s perspective due to their high annual fees. One common approach is to start by choosing between either the personal or the business version of this card to test drive the many significant benefits on these cards and build your comfort with those $799 annual fees. If you’re in this position, which card should you choose? In this edition of…

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