Author: T.J.

Summer Travel in Canada: Vancouver Island
Travel Talk Jun 15, 2021

As the summer quickly approaches, I would argue that Vancouver Island should be somewhere near the top of your places...

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Aeroplan Elite Status: Guide to Qualifying and Privileges
Miles & Points Jun 3, 2021

A full guide to Air Canada's revamped Aeroplan Elite Status program, which rewards its most frequent travellers with a variety...

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Taxes and Fees on Flights: What You Need to Know
Travel Talk Apr 20, 2021

The taxes and fees that you pay when booking a flight vary wildly and are dependent on a number of...

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Looking Back On…. Honeymoon in Mongolia
Travel Talk Mar 26, 2021

Our "Looking Back On..." series is back, with T.J. reflecting on a week spent touring the vast Gobi Desert of...

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How Do Airline Bid Upgrades Work?
Miles & Points Feb 17, 2021

Bid upgrades are offered on a host of airlines around the world. They are another tool for the savvy traveller...

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Air Canada eUpgrades: How Much Are They Worth?
Miles & Points Jan 21, 2021

We crunch the numbers and explore the valuation of Air Canada eUpgrade credits in the context of booking Aeroplan rewards...

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New Aeroplan: Optimizing Your eUpgrade Strategies
Miles & Points Nov 16, 2020

Now that Aeroplan points and eUpgrades are much more intertwined under the new program, T.J. walks us through some of...

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Cross-Country Canada with Via Rail
Travel Talk Dec 3, 2020

The Via Rail network can be a very enjoyable way to explore our own backyard at a slower pace. T.J....

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New Aeroplan: A Closer Look at Intra-Zone Travel (Atlantic & Pacific)
Miles & Points Sep 28, 2020

What are the best short-haul sweet spots when flying within the Atlantic and Pacific zones under the new Aeroplan? And...

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Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: A Visit During COVID‑19
Reviews Aug 24, 2020

T.J. shares a review from his recent visit to the newly-reopened Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver (Domestic), focusing on...

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