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Jul 17, 19, 6:02 am
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Posted By Tax Dude

Some additional changes

I just got the official email detailing these changes. In addition, they're making rewards more flexible. Nice changes:

Dear Tax Dude,

I’m pleased to share some changes designed to make...
May 28, 19, 1:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,915
Posted By Tax Dude

We spent 10 days in Puglia/Basilicata last year,...

We spent 10 days in Puglia/Basilicata last year, and we felt it was a good amount of time. We were with a small group of folks we'd met on a previous trip to South Africa and arranged this trip as...
May 13, 19, 11:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Tax Dude

I would also stay close to where you want to be -...

I would also stay close to where you want to be - always nice to be able to pop back to the room quickly in the middle of the day for a short nap or break. Premier Inns are a good choice - usually...
May 12, 19, 3:58 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,374
Posted By Tax Dude

Well, you can find some nice trekking and some...

Well, you can find some nice trekking and some smaller waterfalls on the Bruce Trail (https://brucetrail.org/trail-sections), much of which is an easy drive from Toronto and very accessible if you...
Forum: Canada
May 11, 19, 1:01 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By Tax Dude

August is too late for icebergs, but you'll...

August is too late for icebergs, but you'll likely still see whales. Lots of festivals going on at that time of year. If you're in St. John's the first week of August, check out the George Street...
Forum: Canada
May 11, 19, 8:10 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By Tax Dude

labrador_ice has given some great suggestions. I...

labrador_ice has given some great suggestions. I would add:
There is lots of great hiking on the Bonavista peninsula. Hike Discovery (http://www.hikediscovery.com/index.html) is a non-profit group...
Apr 22, 19, 10:46 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,713
Posted By Tax Dude

For your day trip, have a look at London Walk's...

For your day trip, have a look at London Walk's "Day trips from London" Other Tours - London Walks (http://www.walks.com/other-tours/day-trips-from-london)
We've gone on several of these and have...
Mar 4, 19, 8:04 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Tax Dude

This reduction was announced a couple of months...

This reduction was announced a couple of months ago - there's a CBC story here. (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/air-canada-cut-flights-lounge-1.4951180)
Basically, they've...
Jan 18, 19, 12:55 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By Tax Dude

It is a separate piece. Not removable. I think...

It is a separate piece. Not removable. I think they’re still the best seats for a couple.
Dec 12, 18, 4:37 am
Replies: 84
Views: 13,543
Posted By Tax Dude

Thanks, I'll bear that in mind for next time! ...

Thanks, I'll bear that in mind for next time! Very relaxed flight, not many folks in J. There were only 6 of us in the front CW cabin downstairs so we were able to easily re-locate when my...
Dec 11, 18, 3:12 am
Replies: 84
Views: 13,543
Posted By Tax Dude

Just to finish this up, we’re flying our return...

Just to finish this up, we’re flying our return flight today. BA93. Couldn’t check in online yesterday because my ticket had not been reissued after the downgrade. Phoned in and it was dealt with...
Oct 11, 18, 4:34 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,884
Posted By Tax Dude

I transferred Marriott points on the 13th, 15th,...

I transferred Marriott points on the 13th, 15th, and 16th. The first two posted within a week and the one on the 16th just showed up recently. The 35% bonus for the first two also posted a couple...
Sep 11, 18, 9:28 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,840
Posted By Tax Dude

Marriott to Aeroplan 35% transfer bonus

I just noticed this post (https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/09/11/coming-thursday-short-term-35-transfer-bonus-from-marriott-to-aeroplan/) on Gary Leff's blog announcing a 35% bonus for...
Sep 4, 18, 1:20 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By Tax Dude

2 years ago I gifted E35 to one person when I...

2 years ago I gifted E35 to one person when I reached E75 and then later gifted E50 to a different person when I reached SE. No guarantees that it’s still the same, but I think it likely is.
Aug 24, 18, 6:30 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,867
Posted By Tax Dude

For clarity: For Latitude fares, International...

For clarity: For Latitude fares, International e-upgrades come from P class. Your issue is that although P>0, R=0. The main website correctly shows upgrade availability based on P class, but AC's...
Aug 1, 18, 4:18 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By Tax Dude

Coincidentally, we just flew to YYT on Sunday for...

Coincidentally, we just flew to YYT on Sunday for a wedding this week. Traveled with the bride and two octogenarians. Carry-on was just not an option so we packed up all the wedding gear and...
Jul 12, 18, 9:57 am
Replies: 84
Views: 13,543
Posted By Tax Dude

I've been away for a month and had been unable to...

I've been away for a month and had been unable to follow up with BA about this issue until today. Add me to the list of those who received the goodwill credit. I couldn't get through on the 0344...
Jun 17, 18, 12:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Tax Dude

You only get the difference in eUps at each...

You only get the difference in eUps at each level, so don’t bother selecting them at 35 if you’re going to pick them later. When I went from 50 to 100 a couple of years ago I was able to pick E35 for...
May 24, 18, 3:50 am
Replies: 84
Views: 13,543
Posted By Tax Dude

Thanks for the info, I wasn't aware of that. I...

Thanks for the info, I wasn't aware of that. I usually book one-ways but had to do a return for the 2-4-1.
May 23, 18, 11:05 am
Replies: 84
Views: 13,543
Posted By Tax Dude

I've just had the same experience. I missed the...

I've just had the same experience. I missed the phone call from the Executive Club yesterday and called back today. After a half hour, lots of button pushing, and 3 sets of security questions I ended...
May 21, 18, 7:13 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,021
Posted By Tax Dude

We also had a December LHR-YYZ F reward...

We also had a December LHR-YYZ F reward downgraded to CW last night. Disappointing for sure as it's the LHR F experience I enjoy rather than the flight itself. Looks like we've kept the same seats,...
Apr 3, 18, 6:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Tax Dude

I've been able to add my wife's AP number to...

I've been able to add my wife's AP number to reward bookings I've made using my points during the online checkin process. Her SE status then shows up on her BP. I don't bother trying to do it in...
Apr 2, 18, 4:05 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By Tax Dude

My son got his E50K package a couple of days ago...

My son got his E50K package a couple of days ago and it had the old metal tag straps instead of the plastic ones.
Mar 28, 18, 12:36 pm
Mar 28, 18, 12:25 pm
Replies: 377
Views: 48,846
Posted By Tax Dude

I have a vague memory of flying AC "Comfort...

I have a vague memory of flying AC "Comfort Class" about 10 years ago, I think YYZ-GLA or YYZ-MAN. Sometime after the introduction of pods, on planes that hadn't been converted.
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