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#3101 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:47 PM

Forgive my ignorance, but how did/do you get Aeroplan Miles, other than by using the branded Visa or Mastercard?  Is there other reward partners, like there is with Air Miles?

 

EDIT:  Oh, I see there are 221 partners.

 

https://www5.aeropla..._OurPartners_EN



#3102 Redd42

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:55 PM

And Ebay is one of those partners. I accumulated most of the 200,00 or so I have that way. I get little amounts from buying gas from Esso and buying stuff at Home Hardware. And every once in a while I fly AC. But most came from Ebay purchases.


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#3103 shoeflack

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:32 PM

You can also transfer points from other programs (i.e. American Express, hotel rewards programs, etc.) and various ratios.

 

Aeroplan generally has one of the better redemption values. It's pretty easy to get into "free flight" territory, especially with credit card sign up bonuses.



#3104 Mike K.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 05:25 PM

Serious incident at the airport involving an aircraft. Possible crash. Anyone out that way who can snap a photo?

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#3105 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 05:40 PM

Serious incident at the airport involving an aircraft. Possible crash. Anyone out that way who can snap a photo?

 

Might be false alarm.  Joint assistance training program is going on tonight 6-8pm.



#3106 Mike K.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 05:42 PM

FFS. This is a training exercise. These guys are simulating a plane crash/incident using the CREST radio. Good God, there are hundreds of people listening to the scanner at any one time.

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#3107 LJ

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:17 PM

Don't worry Mike, soon it will all be digital and encrypted and we won't have misunderstandings like this anymore.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:27 AM

The Air Line Pilots Association, International says more than 1,400 WestJet pilots have voted 62 per cent in favour of forming the first union at Canada's second-largest airline.

 

The ALPA says that once the results are certified by the Canada Industrial Relations Board, it will be the exclusive bargaining agent for WestJet pilots.

 

WestJet chief executive Gregg Saretsky said in a statement that the airline (TSX:WJA) is disappointed with the outcome of the vote, but will now focus on engaging in constructive dialogue with the ALPA.

 

The airline has long opposed unionization and has seen several union votes fail over the years, including a pilot vote in 2015.

 

http://www.ctvnews.c...union-1.3411389



#3109 Mike K.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:24 PM

...and a small plane crash landed at about 1 today. Landing gear failure. All three occupants are alright.

This comes a day after a major training exercise near the airport simulating a crash, which had some people believing an actual crash had occurred.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:20 PM

Spooky forshadowing....
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#3111 LJ

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:46 PM

...and a small plane crash landed at about 1 today. Landing gear failure. All three occupants are alright.

This comes a day after a major training exercise near the airport simulating a crash, which had some people believing an actual crash had occurred.

I was wrong in my initial post, I saw the aircraft being towed off the runway on its gear, but it was after it did land and the right main gear collapsed. 


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#3112 VicHockeyFan

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Posted Today, 06:07 PM

The shortest international flight in North America is about to take off in Victoria.

 

About 12-minutes: That’s how long it’ll take to go from Victoria International Airport to Friday Harbour on the San Juan Island when NorthStar Air Tours launches in a few weeks. 

 

It’s a far cry from the 2-hour ferry ride it normally takes to get to the San Juan Islands. 

 

“It’s the perfect thing, [passengers] just leave in the morning, come here and go back in the evening,” says NorthStar Air Founder Henry Emson. 

 

It’s among a growing trend to provide tourists shorter flight options between destinations, like the 15-minute flight between Toronto and the Niagara region that launched last summer.

 

A one-way ticket to and from Friday Harbour will cost $49 US, or about $65 CDN. 

 

It will also fly four times daily throughout the summer, a contrast to the one daily trip available by ferry.

 

 

It's crazy how close the San Juans are to us but we do next to no travel or trade with them, because of the border.

 

 

http://www.cheknews....minutes-323485/



 



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