"Search" isn't functioning so I am unable to add this to the end of an existing thread on this subject, but late least week I received the new AIR MILES "Travel & More" magazine that outlines awards, benefits and program details.
• air awards within NAmerica no longer require Saturday overnight
• 7-day minimum advance booking (down from 14-days)
• 2-day for GOLD members with AC and HMY, in addition to WS
• ALITALIA now added to partners, and I guess CANJET is off the list (AC, WS, LH, NW, AA, KLM, Central Mtn, Air Labrador, Calm Air, Cdn North