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More Flights To India This Starting This Fall
On October 20, 2016, Air Canada will launch new winter seasonal service between our Vancouver hub and Delhi:
Flight Route Departure Arrival Frequency
AC072 Vancouver - Delhi 21:40 01:20 (+2 days) Tue., Thu., Sat.
AC073 Delhi - Vancouver 06:30 06:55 Mon., Thu., Sat.

Air Canada currently offers year-round service between Toronto and Delhi four times weekly increasing to daily service on October 30, 2016
Flight Route Departure Arrival Frequency
AC070 Toronto - Delhi 22:30 21:50 (+1 days) Mon., Wed., Fri., Sun.
AC071 Delhi - Toronto 00:10 05:00 Tue., Wed., Fri., Sun.

All flights between Canada and India are operated with Air Canada's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner offering the choice of three classes of service:
• International Business Class • Premium Economy • Economy Class
Spotlight On International Expansion
Air Canada's international network now offers you even more choices with the launch of 11 new international routes between mid-May and mid-June:

Air Canada operated routes:
Route Launch Date
Vancouver - Brisbane, Australia June 1
Vancouver - London, England June 1
Montreal - Lyon, France June 16
Toronto - Seoul, Korea June 17
Air Canada Rouge™ operated routes:
Route Launch Date
Toronto - London Gatwick, England May 19
Toronto - Prague, Czech Republic May 29
Montreal - Casablanca, Morocco June 3
Vancouver - Dublin, Ireland June 10
Toronto - Budapest, Hungary June 10
Toronto - Glasgow, Scotland June 13
Toronto - Warsaw, Poland June 14
Toronto Pearson Changes For U.S. Flights
Air Canada check-in counters for US departures have moved:
  • Check-in and baggage drop-off counters for flights to the US have moved to Aisle 11 (from Aisle 7)
  • Priority check-in counters have moved to Aisle 12 (from Aisle 8)
Toronto Pearson Airport has launched a new process for US-bound passengers whereby Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) screening will take place before US Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) inspection.
Concierge Service In Brisbane

Air Canada's Concierge Service is now available at Brisbane airport, making a total of 40 cities around the globe offering the service to eligible customers.

Tourist Visa Waiver For Rio Olympics
American, Australian, Canadian and Japanese nationals travelling to Brazil exclusively for tourism activities, between June 1 and September 18, 2016, are eligible for a 90 day, non-extendable, unilateral visa waiver counted from the first entry within that period. It will not be necessary to have a ticket for an official game to benefit from this waiver. This exemption does not apply, however, to holders of business or student visas.
Meal Updates For India
When you travel on Air Canada's Toronto-Delhi or upcoming Vancouver-Delhi routes, meal selection in the Economy Class, Premium Economy and Business Class cabins includes an Asian Vegetarian option that is Hindu friendly. This means that you are no longer required to submit a special request for an Asian Vegetarian or Hindu meal on this route prior to your flight.
United Moving To Terminal 2 At Singapore Changi Airport
Effective May 24, 2016, United is moving airport operations in Singapore Changi Airport from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2. In addition to close co-location with joint venture partner ANA, Terminal 2 allows convenient connections to Star Alliance partner Singapore Airlines. We begin the only nonstop service to Singapore from San Francisco on June 1.
Introducing United Polaris!
We are pleased to announce our new revolutionary United Polaris business class, our most significant product transformation in more than a decade, featuring a reimagined, sleep-enhancing, lounge-to-landing experience for intercontinental travelers!

On Dec. 1, 2016, the first new United Polaris lounge will be opened at ORD. The United Polaris business class seat will first take flight on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, with the first one arriving in December 2016, and subsequently on Boeing 787-10 and Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, as well as on Boeing 767-300 and 777-200 retrofits.
TSA - 7 Steps United Is Taking To Shorten Wait Times
At United, your safety and security - and that of our employees -remains and always will be our number one priority. While we encourage you to allow plenty of time in your travel schedules, particularly during the upcoming, always bustling summer travel season, here are seven important steps we’re taking to help get you through security in a timely manner and on your way:

1. More hands on deck
In an effort to get you through security faster, we are redeploying some of our employees at our hubs to help manage wait lines and perform other non-screening tasks. On top of the $11 million we spend on support from service partners, we’ve spent an additional $4 million to provide additional assistance from our service partners at several locations around the system, including at our hubs in Chicago, Newark and Houston. These partners are assisting with non-screening tasks at the security checkpoints and bag screening areas. This is an investment in you, because the wait times are unacceptable.
We are working with the TSA every day, and have been for the past several months, to help them address the longer-than-normal wait times at airport security checkpoints.

2. Volunteers are on the way
Employees from our Corporate Support Center in Chicago are volunteering to assist their co-workers at the airports and improve the travel experiences by helping better prepare you for the security process.

3. Staying in the loop
We are partnering with and strengthening communication with TSA on a local level at each airport to provide a more efficient deployment of resources to help alleviate wait times.

4. Operational flexibility
To help you in case you do get stuck in a long line, in certain situations we will hold a flight to allow you extra time to go through security. We will balance this with running a reliable operation as we know this is a priority for all of you. Additionally, we may have our employees 'prioritize' the security line for those of you whose flights are soon to depart.

5. Ensuring you have your belongings
Working with TSA, we have developed baggage processes to meet all security and safety requirements, with a focus on ensuring you receive your bags in a timely manner. This has supported record-setting baggage performances in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Newark.

6. Innovative checkpoints
With checkpoint redesign projects underway across our system, we are working with TSA to make sure we take advantage of the latest innovative checkpoint technology.
• We are in the process of consolidating our three checkpoints in Newark into one new, centralized checkpoint. This will allow for additional lanes and a much better process for you.
• We have redesigned checkpoints in Chicago to create more room for you.
• Our new checkpoint in Los Angeles is under construction. Once complete, this will be a dramatic improvement in your overall experience.
• We are engaged with TSA on a long-term project to alleviate wait times in Denver.

7. Sign up here
We are installing TSA PreCheck enrollment centers at each of our U.S. hub airports and other key locations to make it more convenient for you to enroll. Please visit the TSA PreCheck website for more information. Enrollment costs $85 and is valid for five years.

All that being said, all of us here at United have never been more focused on ensuring you have a comfortable and reliable journey. As part of our efforts to continuously improve, we want to hear your feedback on your experiences with security, and your trip as a whole. Click here to tell us how your trip went. We look forward to welcoming you on board soon.
WestJet Goes Mobile With TSA PreCheck Program

WestJet announced that eligible guests departing from U.S. airports will now be able to receive the TSA PreCheck designation using web, mobile and kiosk check-in. Until now, only eligible guests who received their boarding passes at WestJet counters could take advantage of the program, which offers a less-intrusive search when departing from U.S. airports.

Travellers eligible for TSA PreCheck include:

  • Canadian citizens who are members of NEXUS
  • U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who are members of NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry, or TSA PreCheck
For more information on TSA PreCheck, visit tsa.gov/tsa-precheck
WestJet and Qantas unveil reciprocal frequent flyer agreement
WestJet and Qantas Airways (Qantas) announced a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement where members of the airlines' frequent flyer programs can earn their choice of WestJet dollars or Qantas Points when travelling on flights of either airline. This agreement expands on the existing code-share relationship between Qantas and WestJet announced in 2014.

For more information on WestJet Rewards and our partner airlines, visit westjet.com/rewards.
New Instant Rewards For Midweek Canadian Travellers
Choice Privileges started the year blazing trails, introducing new options to give our guests 'the Faster Way to Rewards'. And now, our Canadian program has more with the addition of three new and exciting Your Extras partners!

Members now have the option of earning $5 digital gift cards for Tim Hortons® and Starbucks® or a $2.50 gift certificate for Amazon.ca.

These incredible EXTRAS are delivered digitally to our members' accounts moments after check-in Sunday through Thursday night and are ready to use any time they want.

And since we know some of our members are saving up for a really special reward, we still have our classic Your Extras options: 500 bonus Choice Privileges points or 100 airline miles.

Take a look at how it works: https://youtu.be/jR3I3K2PCx0


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