This morning I got an email titled “Exclusive offer for our newest Gold Rewards members” which states that $100 of WestJet dollars have been deposited into my account. I’ve never used my WestJet account before, just having Gold status through a previous status match. There are no substantial restrictions on using the certificate, other than having to redeem the $100 by February 28, 2015. I have no clue what I’m going to use it for… maybe a weekend to Dublin?
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There are a bunch of great Canadian fares roaming around, but the following catch my attention:
– Vancouver YVR – Shanghai PVG $488 on Delta
With the holiday season, air travel is solidly booked, and some passengers will have disruptions in their travel plans because of routine airline overbooking. To maximize sales, airlines will sell more seats than they have available, with the knowledge that there’s a good chance some people won’t make it to the airport for their flight, misconnect, or otherwise won’t make their flight. This increases the chance that airplanes fly full, which increases airline revenue. Sometimes, their risk calculations are off, and there are more people wanting to fly than there are seats available. This means that the flight is “overbooked.” This article will explain what your options are if you’re departing from Canada on a Canadian airline, for both domestic and international itineraries.
Starting January 1, 2014, you can earn Skymiles by flying Westjet. If the ticket is sold by Westjet, you can still credit the miles to Skymiles - the flight doesn't have to be ticketed by Delta (006 ticket stock) to be eligible for mile accrual. However, no matter how your Westjet flight is ticketed, you will not be eligible for either Medallion Qualification Miles (MQM), or for our friends down South, Medallion Qualification Dollars (MQD). You will also not get a Medallion tier bonus for those miles.