Under Aeroplan’s new program launched late 2020, many of the old redemptions cost more. One notable exception is Japan.
Aeroplan: What is a market fare?
If you’ve used Aeroplan before, you know that when you look for a redemption (especially within Canada) you’ll often be presented with two options: Fixed mileage Market Fare What is the difference between these two fares and should you ever book a market fare over fixed mileage? Fixed Mileage: The classic reward Fixed mileage is […]
Booked: Hawaii with a side of luxe.
Last year I jumped on the fantastic value of the Marriott Travel Package (RIP). I won’t go over the old package details as it has been outlined pretty clearly on other sites and it’s no longer available. In short, you could convert Marriott points to airline points and get a 7 night stay certificate for […]
How you can turn an airport into a cruise terminal
In a previous article, I talked about how leaving an airport on a long layover is not only legal, doable, and less burdensome than you think, but also how leaving an airport for a few hours on a layover can be totally worth your time. In this article, I’m going to focus on how an […]
Vancouver – Osaka via Europe: Getting Home and Final Thoughts. (5 of 5)
In a previous article I outlined the various ways to travel from Singapore to Osaka when redeeming Aeroplan points. If you haven’t checked out that article or this series, you may want to check out the series from the beginning. We’ll revisit some of those options on the final leg of this trip. Taipei or […]
Vancouver to Osaka via Singapore: Straight Shot or Island Hopping? (4 of 5)
An Abundance of Asian Options Getting to Singapore via Zurich, Istanbul, and Bangkok was a challenge to keep everything under maximum permitted mileage, or MPM. Now that we’re in Singapore we’re considerably closer to Vancouver. We’re more than half-way through the journey and there are plenty of options to get to Vancouver via Japan. SIngapore […]
Vancouver – Osaka via Singapore: Hitting the MPM Limit (3 of 5)
So far we’ve made it to Istanbul on our way to Osaka by making Singapore the turnaround point. Now that we’re in Istanbul, what options do we have to get to Singapore? As it turns out there are some interesting options, including Africa. Testing the Limits of MPM: Africa It seems crazy that you could […]
Vancouver to Osaka via Istanbul: Where to stop (2 of 5)
In the first article in this series I outlined how I was going to get to Osaka via Europe, while including Istanbul in the trip. It was concluded that in order to get to Osaka, and visit Istanbul, we had to make Singapore the destination. In this article, I’m going to focusing on the outbound […]
Vancouver to Osaka via Europe: Officially Booked (1 of 5)
This summer my wife is taking the kids to Japan.She’s going for much longer than I can take off of work, so I’m going to meet her there. However, rather than just hop on a flight to Japan, I decided I’d use this opportunity to go the long way: through Europe. On first glance, this […]