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Oct 9, 19, 10:22 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By robsaw

Buymilesnow is an airline points broker that is...

Buymilesnow is an airline points broker that is buys/sells airline points - generally, in violation of the airline programs' terms and conditions. So, whether you'll get/keep any miles acquired...
Oct 7, 19, 3:00 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By robsaw

Can only use WestJet$ directly with Westjet. In...

Can only use WestJet$ directly with Westjet. In addition, that is a Delta marketed flight that has to be bought from Delta, so WestJet$ aren't possible from that angle either.

I'm unsure as to...
Sep 27, 19, 2:29 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By robsaw

I've seen it where the bonus appears in my...

I've seen it where the bonus appears in my account BEFORE I get an email but eventually an email shows up.
Sep 3, 19, 9:08 am
Replies: 5,073
Views: 587,809
Posted By robsaw

Appears to have been fixed - at least momentarily.

Appears to have been fixed - at least momentarily.
Sep 3, 19, 9:01 am
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Views: 587,809
Posted By robsaw

So, it isn't just me - what a surprise. I was a...

So, it isn't just me - what a surprise. I was a bit concerned because my Aeroplan account had the email changed several weeks ago to some unknown person and wondered if it had been "hacked" again...
Aug 27, 19, 10:59 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,190
Posted By robsaw

The "wants" aren't relevant, the contract is. The...

The "wants" aren't relevant, the contract is. The responsible course of action is insurance.
Aug 27, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 1,440
Views: 218,699
Posted By robsaw

To those that are informed and pro-active it...

To those that are informed and pro-active it makes no practical difference. In terms of general marketing, branding is huge. Aeroplan has massive brand recognition and both positive and negative...
Aug 26, 19, 10:16 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,190
Posted By robsaw

That isn't an "upsell" that is a warning to the...

That isn't an "upsell" that is a warning to the bargain-hunting ignorant so they later don't have an excuse (although they'll still complain).
Aug 26, 19, 9:38 am
Replies: 98
Views: 11,893
Posted By robsaw

My employer has gone through multiple...

My employer has gone through multiple private-public-private-public mergers, spin-offs over the years and I would say that the future was far more predictable under private ownership than public. I...
Aug 26, 19, 9:33 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,190
Posted By robsaw

The argument here is really about neither serious...

The argument here is really about neither serious illness or insurability but the industry-wide practice of variable ticket-pricing and refundability.

If consumers will shift their buying habits...
Aug 17, 19, 6:22 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 11,694
Posted By robsaw

While I agree that the JV itself doesn't change...

While I agree that the JV itself doesn't change anything that isn't the point of the JV. The JV is the mechanism for a closer relationship between WestJet and Delta and must out of reasonable...
Aug 14, 19, 12:31 pm
Replies: 313
Views: 33,031
Posted By robsaw

Actually it is a great analogy - to the market...

Actually it is a great analogy - to the market concentration and lack of regional competitors that would result with AC-Transat merger, specifically YUL. Very similar competitive analysis with Sobeys...
Aug 13, 19, 8:20 pm
Replies: 313
Views: 33,031
Posted By robsaw

The Onex/Westjet deal may have shareholder...

The Onex/Westjet deal may have shareholder approval but the transaction is not yet complete and may not be until 2020. Adding a Transat acquisition by Westjet to the mix seems unlikely - I could see...
Aug 12, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By robsaw

I'm hoping with the reboot of the...

I'm hoping with the reboot of the AC/Aeroplan/Altitude FF program into whatever it will be called they'll put some effort into branding, clarifying and separating what are true FF benefits and what...
Aug 12, 19, 9:24 am
Replies: 313
Views: 33,031
Posted By robsaw

The Competition Bureau isn't quite that blase...

The Competition Bureau isn't quite that blase about mergers. They've either applied for orders or negotiated changes to mergers before, where market concentration would result (e.g. Sobeys purchase...
Aug 7, 19, 9:29 am
Replies: 177
Views: 10,223
Posted By robsaw

Yet you entirely fail to see the social,...

Yet you entirely fail to see the social, cultural, and personal belief system biases that have entirely influenced your post. The last sentence presumes that you (who apparently are not a member of...
Jul 31, 19, 10:11 am
Replies: 1,440
Views: 218,699
Posted By robsaw

TD and CIBC didn't get an ownership stake in "new...

TD and CIBC didn't get an ownership stake in "new Aeroplan". What they did get was a large chunk of their "fee" for participation in AC FF program allocated to pre-paid award points. So, they get...
Jul 30, 19, 3:26 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By robsaw

PS = Priority Screening??? PS is a benefit...

PS = Priority Screening???

PS is a benefit with Westjet GOLD and PLATINUM and with a BUSINESS or PREMIUM fare.
Jul 30, 19, 3:16 pm
Replies: 1,440
Views: 218,699
Posted By robsaw

The first part isn't a numbers game at all - it...

The first part isn't a numbers game at all - it is providing an explanation and apples-to-apples comparison for year-over-year financial performance; a pretty typical accounting approach when there...
Jul 15, 19, 9:38 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,333
Posted By robsaw

Sorry, my pet peeve, but can we stop referring to...

Sorry, my pet peeve, but can we stop referring to contacting "VISA", "VISA" doing something or not - the party in play here is the card-issuing financial institution not VISA.

VISA provides some...
Jul 14, 19, 8:38 am
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By robsaw

Obviously only useful for those that don't...

Obviously only useful for those that don't qualify for the WE card. Good for a churn for those sorts if you choose wisely on the companion fare and use the $50 bonus.
Jul 14, 19, 8:30 am
Replies: 1,440
Views: 218,699
Posted By robsaw

And, I'd think the fact that all revenue and...

And, I'd think the fact that all revenue and profit now flows direct to AC (and not after Aimia takes their cut).
Jul 12, 19, 9:42 am
Replies: 2,464
Views: 606,738
Posted By robsaw

I can't imagine a scenario that is more "against...

I can't imagine a scenario that is more "against people striking". Your suggestion effectively outlaws strikes through punitive financial consequences.
Jul 12, 19, 9:32 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By robsaw

Your online Westjet$ account will show your...

Your online Westjet$ account will show your Qualifying Year period and spend; whatever falls into that bucket will count for status earning and retention.
Jul 5, 19, 4:05 pm
Replies: 248
Views: 19,700
Posted By robsaw

Or, the airlines optimize their operations to...

Or, the airlines optimize their operations to avoid the cost increase to the maximum extent possible. Airlines that do this well will be more competitive; those that do it poorly will be less...
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