Credit Cards

This post covers the best deals in the Canadian credit card market. As always, I want to give you readers the best available deals.* If I’m missing something, or you know about a better deal, please email me at info@dcta.ca.

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HSBC World Elite Mastercard: New and Improved Offer

Recently HSBC updated the welcome bonus for its World Elite Mastercard. We are happy to report that HSBC has improved its offer. The card remains first-year-free (FYF) and the total number of points you can earn in the first 90 days stays the same, but rate at which you can earn those points has dramatically increased, improving the odds that you will actually get the full benefit of the bonus. Overall, this is a great offer for a solid travel card.

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HIRING: Flight Award Travel Manager, Part/Full-Time

What are we looking for?

My company is seeking a part-time or full-time Flight Award Travel Manager. Your primary duties include:

  • Responding to customer inquiries;
  • Researching and booking flight awards using frequent flyer miles and credit card points;
  • Completing appropriate paperwork, including entering data into the GDS (Apollo).

You may be asked to occasionally act outside your role, such as helping with contract processing and client on-boarding.

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Lounge Report: LJU Business Lounge Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slovenia’s main airport, Joze Pucnik Airport, is nothing to write home about in terms of amenities or interesting features (no waterfalls or botanical gardens) but it is reminiscent of a much simpler travelling experience. Despite being the country’s largest airport, and main transit hub, it’s still pretty small and has only a single lounge. The lounge is very un-confusingly named the LJU Business Lounge.

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The best (and surprising way) to earn British Airways Avios in Canada

When Canadians think about airline rewards British Airways Avios is probably not top of mind for most people, but Avios can be a great supplement to your other airline rewards. Because BA is a member of One World, the Avios program offers Canadians the ability to book flights on One World partner airlines, like American Airlines for U.S. travel and Cathay Pacific for Asian travel.

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BREAKING: Massive Changes to Aeroplan (Air Canada)

Jul
2019

Air Canada’s loyalty program has been living in purgatory, without a house to call home or a known future. Aeroplan was operated by a third-party company, Aimia, only to be sold back to Air Canada. Since the Aeroplan purchase was finalized, nothing regarding program changes is known. Until now.

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