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Jan 14, 21, 2:22 pm
Jan 13, 21, 9:57 am
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Posted By Tax Dude

Loads must be terrible. Only one data point, but...

Loads must be terrible. Only one data point, but I flew YYZ-YYT between Xmas and New Years and it was only approx 20% full. But yes, I'm surprised they cut that route and not YUL-YYT.
Dec 25, 20, 8:27 am
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Views: 3,910
Posted By Tax Dude

My first flight was on BOAC - I still have my...

My first flight was on BOAC - I still have my Junior Jet Club log book. We always said B O A C. Never heard of Bo Ack.
Dec 7, 20, 9:45 pm
Replies: 1,631
Views: 188,034
Posted By Tax Dude

As I mentioned upthread somewhere, I cancelled...

As I mentioned upthread somewhere, I cancelled one shortly after the new program went live and didn't get the miles or $ refunded until November 21st. That day I cancelled another two pre-Nov 8...
Nov 23, 20, 7:50 am
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Views: 188,034
Posted By Tax Dude

Just to conclude: My Amex card was refunded for...

Just to conclude: My Amex card was refunded for all 3 sets of flights yesterday.
Nov 22, 20, 8:48 am
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Views: 188,034
Posted By Tax Dude

Same thing here. I made 3 YYZ-LHR J reward...

Same thing here. I made 3 YYZ-LHR J reward bookings (for 2 pax) right before the new program kicked in just in case redemption rates went up. $3,052 and 220k miles each. The new cost is $862 and...
Aug 14, 20, 8:14 am
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Posted By Tax Dude

Interesting times again. I've been reading...

Interesting times again. I've been reading through this thread and I think I've got it figured out. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Now we'll have:
SQD - same as AQD.
SQM - same as AQM except with...
May 31, 20, 7:50 am
Replies: 109
Views: 12,738
Posted By Tax Dude

My January Central Regional Latitude pass also...

My January Central Regional Latitude pass also just got extended to September 30, 2021.
May 27, 20, 10:50 am
Replies: 446
Views: 53,975
Posted By Tax Dude

Moved over some Amex MR points to bring me up to...

Moved over some Amex MR points to bring me up to 250K AP miles on May 20th. My E75k status just kicked in today. Now I don't need to worry if I did my calculations correctly!
May 9, 20, 11:16 am
Replies: 132
Views: 10,377
Posted By Tax Dude

Two E50K MM household, one copy of the enRoute...

Two E50K MM household, one copy of the enRoute magazine received. (Also one Westjet magazine.)
May 8, 20, 4:53 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,619
Posted By Tax Dude

Amex plat currently has a double-up promo -...

Amex plat currently has a double-up promo - discussed here somewhere - that gives 2 MR for $1 regular purchases, 4 MR for $1 travel, and 6 MR for $1 restaurant spend. On top of that, they allow...
May 2, 20, 12:53 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,619
Posted By Tax Dude

I've also redeemed lots of Avios short-haul...

I've also redeemed lots of Avios short-haul rewards. Qantas in Oz, and Iberia for flights to and from Spain. Really good value. I've also redeemed for quite a few BA flights within the UK and...
Apr 25, 20, 7:12 am
Replies: 599
Views: 95,659
Posted By Tax Dude

Even though it's not what danger was referring to...

Even though it's not what danger was referring to - from the T&C it looks like status updates will be by Aug 31.
7. The Bonus Altitude Qualifying Miles (AQM), bonus eUpgrade Credits and Status...
Apr 23, 20, 5:15 pm
Replies: 446
Views: 53,975
Posted By Tax Dude

I use 3 cents as my cut-off - ie. I won't redeem...

I use 3 cents as my cut-off - ie. I won't redeem for a flight if I can buy it for a price that gives me less than 3 cents of 'value'. I'm giving serious consideration to transferring enough Amex MR...
Mar 14, 20, 4:13 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 19,593
Posted By Tax Dude

I had a couple of reward flights: YYZ-LHR on...

I had a couple of reward flights: YYZ-LHR on March 22, and MAD-YYZ on Apr 7. I was able to cancel the LHR flight online, $0 fee as above, but today AP changed the MAD flight to MUC-YYZ and it...
Mar 4, 20, 3:13 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,568
Posted By Tax Dude

I just recently used some Amex MR points for two...

I just recently used some Amex MR points for two of their "Fixed Points Travel" rewards to Grand Cayman on AC in J. 120k points each, with a max base ticket price of $2,100. Our tickets were $2,071...
Dec 30, 19, 8:17 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,208
Posted By Tax Dude

I just opened up the current version of the AC...

I just opened up the current version of the AC app on my iPhone and I can't see any indication of my status. Clicking on my AP number in the Aeroplan tab just copies it to the clipboard. All my...
Dec 18, 19, 7:40 am
Replies: 420
Views: 63,170
Posted By Tax Dude

I agree that a Lat Pass is a better deal if one...

I agree that a Lat Pass is a better deal if one has eUpgrades. With two SEs in the family we always seemed to have a surplus. Last year I dropped down to E50 and Mrs. TD was E25, so those credits...
Nov 7, 19, 2:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By Tax Dude

Mrs. Tax Dude just got E50K on Nov 5th as a...

Mrs. Tax Dude just got E50K on Nov 5th as a result of hitting 1MM earlier in October. She can't select her privileges since it's past Oct 31, but she can't look at them either. Interestingly, the...
Nov 4, 19, 9:44 am
Replies: 480
Views: 65,203
Posted By Tax Dude

Mrs. Tax Dude crossed the 1M mark on the 17th and...

Mrs. Tax Dude crossed the 1M mark on the 17th and she's still waiting for the acknowledgement.
Oct 24, 19, 12:50 pm
Replies: 496
Views: 97,444
Posted By Tax Dude

You shouldn't need to do anything in advance. I...

You shouldn't need to do anything in advance. I was told the intent is to offer the service to all eligible passengers. Last week, Mrs. TD (E25K at the time) flew YYT-YYZ-LHR and were met along...
Oct 24, 19, 12:41 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,826
Posted By Tax Dude

+1 for this point. SE makes credit card miles...

+1 for this point. SE makes credit card miles quite valuable if you want to travel on AC. As well as IKK, there are no YQ surcharges on international redemptions.
Jul 17, 19, 7:02 am
Replies: 55
Views: 13,701
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, 2:08 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,800
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, 12:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 865
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...
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