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Air Canada Circles the World with Six New International Destinations
Shanghai, China, on February 16, 2017, Air Canada will launch year-round daily service between Montreal and Shanghai. This marks Air Canada's first direct service to China from Montreal as well as the introduction of state-ofthe-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft on flights departing from Montreal:
Flight # Route Departure Arrives Frequency
AC017 Montreal - Shanghai 13:30 16:40+1 Daily
AC018 Shanghai - Montreal 18:15 18:40 Daily
Taipei, China, starting June 8, 2017, Air Canada will introduce daily service between Vancouver and Taipei:
Flight # Route Departure Arrives Frequency
AC011 Vancouver - Taipei 11:15 14:20+1 Daily
AC012 Taipei - Vancouver 16:00 11:30 Daily
Mumbai, India, on July 1, 2017, Air Canada will launch non-stop service between Toronto and Mumbai with three weekly flights:
Flight # Route Departure Arrives Frequency
AC046 Toronto - Mumbai 21:20 21:15+1 Tue., Thu., Sat.
AC047 Mumbai - Toronto 23:55 05:35 Wed., Fri., Sun.
All the new routes listed above, operated by Air Canada, offer:
  • Boeing 787 service with the choice of three classes of service:
    International Business Class
    Premium Economy
    Economy Class
  • Excellent connections via our Canadian hubs of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver
New Air Canada Rouge Seasonal Routes-2017
Berlin, Germany starting June 1, 2017, non-stop service between Toronto and Berlin's Tegel airport, four times weekly. This is the only non-stop service between Canada and Berlin.

Nagoya, Japan starting June 1, 2017, Air Canada Rouge will introduce service between our Vancouver hub and Nagoya with three weekly flights, increasing to four during the summer peak. Air Canada will now offer the most seats between Canada and Japan and this will be the fourth Japanese airport served by the Air Canada family.

Marseille, France starting June 2, 2017, we will introduce three flights weekly between our Montreal hub and Marseille, our fourth destination in France. Air Canada is the only network carrier offering non-stop service between North America and Marseille.

Algiers, Algeria starting June 26, non-stop service Montreal- Algiers, four times weekly. Air Canada Rouge is the only North American carrier to offer flights to North Africa, serving two destinations in the region.
Priority Customer Service in Toronto's Maple Leaf Lounges
Customers entering any of our three Maple Leaf Lounges in Toronto will notice a new Welcome Desk: Priority Customer Service.

At this counter, one of our Premium Agents will focus on assisting you with your day-of travel needs such as same-day changes, standby early options, upgrades and seat exchanges while our other Premium Agents continue to register customers entering the Lounge.
Spotlight on India
India is a fascinating country with a culture shaped by thousands of years of history. Diwali or Deepavali, known as the 'Festival of Lights', is a day of celebration in many parts of India. Many Canadians and Americans also participate in this joyous festival celebrating the beginning of the Hindu New Year which occurs this year on Oct 29.
Air Canada offers:
  • NEW! Toronto - Mumbai, three times weekly, starting Jul 1, 2017
  • NEW! Seasonal non-stop service Vancouver-Delhi, three times weekly, starting Oct 20, 2016
  • Year-round non-stop service Toronto-Delhi, four times weekly, increasing to daily service on Oct 30, 2016
Book Air Canada to Cuba
As a result of recent amendments to US regulations, Air Canada has reinstated direct sales of tickets to Cuba*.

Travel requirements for US citizens/residents and other persons subject to US jurisdiction are now required to confirm that they have a valid reason for travel.

Please contact your Travel Management Company for complete details.
*Cuba is not included in current Flight Pass products.
Flight Pass Promotion to SUN Destinations
For a limited time only, Air Canada is offering special, attractively priced Flight Pass products to Florida, Southwest USA and Hawaii in Tango and Premium Rouge fare options.

This offer is for 6-credit Flight Passes for up to two travellers, for travel on Tuesday and Wednesday only. (Flights may be booked on the remaining days of the week for a nominal fee.) The passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Please contact your Travel Management Company for fares and details on this amazing promotion. This offer is only available until October 31, 2016.
Seasonal Service to Even More SUN Destinations
Sun Route DATE Frequency
Montreal Turks & Caicos Resumes October 30, 2016 Up to 2 weekly
NEW Puerto Vallarta Starts November 18, 2016 Up to 3 weekly
NEW San Juan Starts December 17, 2016 Weekly Saturday operation
Nassau Resumes December 19, 2016 Weekly Monday operation
NEW San Jose Starts December 22, 2016 Up to 2 weekly
Barbados Resumes December 22, 2016 Up to 4 weekly
Zihuatanejo Resumes December 24, 2016 Weekly Saturday operation
Toronto San Juan Resumes October 23, 2016 Up to 2 weekly
Puerto Vallarta Resumes October 30, 2016 Up to daily
St. Maarten Resumes December 17, 2016 Weekly Saturday operation
Los Cabos Resumes November 5, 2016 Up to 2 weekly
Zihuatanejo Resumes November 5, 2016 Up to 2 weekly
NEW Port of Spain Starts December 20, 2016 Up to 2 weekly
Vancouver Puerto Vallarta Resumes November 4, 2016 Up to 2 weekly
Cancun Resumes November 7, 2016 Up to 2 weekly
Los Cabos Resumes December 25, 2016 Weekly Sunday operation
Zihuatanejo Resumes December 21, 2016 Weekly Wednesday operation
New Maple Leaf Lounge in Newark
Air Canada recently opened our third Maple Leaf Lounge in the US and it is our 22nd lounge globally:
  • Located post-security in Concourse A
  • Open daily from 04:30 to 20:30*
Please note that this location is not yet licensed to serve alcoholic beverages. *Hours subject to seasonal adjustments.
Air Canada also has Maple Leaf Lounges in New York-Laguardia and Los Angeles airports
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Devices
Safety is Air Canada's number one priority. Pursuant to Transport Canada's advisory related to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device, we advise passengers to follow Transport Canada's recommendations not to turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on board aircraft, and not to stow them in checked baggage. Please visit the Transport Canada website for more information .
Environmental Initiatives
Air Canada is investing heavily in new aircraft. In 2014 we began taking delivery of the most modern commercial aircraft now in operation - the Boeing 787 DreamlinerTM. These aircraft are expected to deliver a full 20 percent improvement in efficiency over the aircraft they are replacing. Air Canada plans to introduce 37 of these new aircraft in the coming years. In addition, starting in 2017, we will be acquiring up to 79 new Boeing 737 Max aircraft, expected to yield a 14 per cent decrease in fuel use over the most current narrow-body aircraft. In total, our aircraft investments represent a commitment of more than $11 billion at list prices.
Two Exciting Ways to Connect to United Wi-Fi
United is partnering with iPass to add iPass connectivity to our entire Wi-Fi enabled fleet. Roll out begins in the fourth quarter of 2016 and will provide customers a seamless Wi-Fi experience as they move from terminal to aircraft. Customers will be able to use their unlimited monthly Wi-Fi subscriptions on iPass enabled United flights at no additional charge.
Learn More
On select flights, you can use MileagePlus miles to inflight Wi-Fi. This feature is offered on our new portal, now available on select aircraft and expanding to more aircraft throughout 2016. If you purchase a Wi-Fi plan on board, you can surf the Internet and send emails. Miles will be removed from your account immediately after you complete your purchase.
United Wi-Fi FAQ
Celebrating Our Best Summer On-time Performance in Company History
This summer, we maintained a top-tier ranking in key arrival and departure measures while flying over 53 million passengers to destinations around the globe. Beginning June 1 through August 31, more than 76 percent of our mainline and regional flights arrived on time, representing a five percent increase over summer 2015 and a nearly 10 percent increase over summer 2014. We launched several key initiatives last year to improve reliability and enhance customer experience, including making scheduling adjustments, increasing "out and back flying" and equipping more employees with mobile technology to better serve our customers.
Check out an infographic for more highlights from a record-breaking summer.
New Onboard Menu with Seasonal Food Upgrades!
You can now enjoy new onboard food and drink options! Enjoy a Sam Adams Octoberfest, our new, seasonal beer and snack on our new, complimentary, savory snack mix of honey sticks, pretzel twists and cheddar sticks. We've also refreshed our Bistro on Board menu to include a breakfast upgrade with a chicken sausage and egg skillet and a harvest ham and cheddar baguette. New lunch and dinner options include a Greek-style chicken wrap and a roast beef baguette. Check out these new menu items when traveling this fall.
Book your United Flight to Cuba Today!
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded United the final approval to launch service to Havana this fall. Beginning November 29, United will start daily nonstop flights to the Cuban capital from New York/Newark (EWR) and on December 3, Saturday nonstop service from Houston (IAH). Due to pending government confirmation of final flight times, we are currently only offering nonstop schedules and fares from Houston (IAH) or Newark (EWR). Connecting itineraries are not offered at this time.
TSA PreCheck Expands to Lufthansa Passengers
TSA PreCheck eligible passengers flying on United's joint venture partner, Lufthansa and departing from a U.S. airport can now use designated TSA PreCheck lines. Passengers departing from airports outside of the U.S., such as from one of Lufthansa's hubs in Germany, however, are still subject to security screening native to the country of departure.
Read more.
WestJet Wants to Put You on the Fast Track
Enjoy Silver or Gold flight benefits through December 2017 when you register for this promotion and
achieve one of the following:

Get Silver flight benefits with minimum $1,000 qualifying flight spend on flights flown between October 3 and December 18, 2016. OR

Get Gold flight benefits with minimum $1,500 qualifying flight spend on flights flown between October 3 and December 18, 2016. OR

The fastest way to get top tier flight benefits on WestJet? It’s this card.
This year, if you have a WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard, it will be even easier to enjoy top tier status with WestJet Rewards with a requirement of only $500 in qualifying flight spend between October 3 and December 18, 2016 to achieve Silver and $1,000 to achieve Gold.

Not a WestJet WestJet RBC® World Elite MasterCard cardholder? Get yours today and you’ll enjoy:

  • Welcome bonus of 250 WestJet dollars
  • An annual round-trip companion voucher anywhere WestJet flies - redeem for your choice of destination:
    $99 for travel to Canada and the continental U.S. (plus taxes, fees and charges)
    $299 for travel to/from Hawaii, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (plus taxes, fees and charges)
    $399 for travel to/from Europe (plus taxes, fees and charges)
  • First checked bag free for you and up to 8 guests on
    the same reservation
Merger Completed, Marriott Links Starwood Loyalty Program
Marriott International has officially announced the completion of its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & resorts, and now members of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs can get reciprocal benefits.

Starwood's SPG and Marriott Rewards members can now link their accounts to start earning and redeeming points at the combined portfolio of more than 5,000 hotels.

The new company now comprises 30 brands and about 1.1 million rooms in 110 countries.

"Marriott will draw upon the very best each program offers and we can't wait to show the loyal members of these programs the power and benefits of Marriott and Starwood coming together," said Stephanie Linnartz, Marriott's global chief commercial officer.

The two programs have a combined 85 million members but Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said they will remain separate for the time being while full integration takes place behind the scenes.

Starwood will also keep its own websites and apps for the short term.

"We believe that Marriott now has the world's best portfolio of hotel brands, the most comprehensive global footprint, and the most extensive loyalty programs," Sorenson said in a statement.

"Combining Starwood's brands with ours better enables Marriott to reach our goal of having the right brand in the right place to serve our loyal guests and welcome new ones."
British Airways Value Add Program Q4 2016 Upgrade Offer
For new bookings only for travel commencing October 1 through December 31, 2016, all Value Add Program upgrades from Business (J, C or D classes) to First (A class) will be $0.

Terms and Conditions
  • New bookings only for travel commencing October 1-December 31, 2016
  • Upgrades from Business (J, C or D classes) to First (A class) only.
  • All USA/Canada gateways included except LAX where we do no permit upgrades into First.
  • No limit to the number of upgrades (except for the maximum 6 upgrades per year limit per passenger which is part of the program rules)
All other terms and conditions of the Value Add Program in North America apply.


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