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T.J. Dunn

Writer

Countries Visited
48 + Transnistria
Credit Cards Open
9
Favourite Destination
Russia, Japan, Nepal, Croatia, Turkey
Elite Status
Marriott Bonvoy Platinum + Aeroplan 35K
Favourite Airline Cabin
Lufthansa First Class + ground experience

Meet T.J.

T.J. became a Miles & Points enthusiast out of a curiosity with airport lounges and wondering what it’s like to turn left when boarding an airplane. After quickly meeting his initial goal to fly in business class on his honeymoon in 2018, he has become enthralled with earning and burning points for premium experiences.

At Prince of Travel, T.J. covers a variety of topics. While he contributes the occasional hotel and airline review, his expertise lies in maximizing elite status benefits and designing complex trip itineraries. He thoroughly enjoys connecting with the Miles & Points community through in-person meetups – especially over a good pint or two.

Since he was young, T.J. has been fascinated with the idea of travel. Each time he steps foot in a new city or country, he is inspired by learning about how others live their lives – the food they eat, the languages they speak, and the things they like most about their environs. He likes a balance of grit and luxury when travelling, although he’s at his best when sipping on something bubbly while enjoying a view.

When not on the road, T.J. loves to explore his home base on Vancouver Island with his “Player 2” and his dog, Blaze. He runs over 70 kilometres every week and is trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon. He speaks Russian and is learning Japanese to aid in his never-ending quest to find the world’s tastiest bowl of ramen.

 Meet the rest of the team
Countries Visited
48 + Transnistria
Credit Cards Open
9
Favourite Destination
Russia, Japan, Nepal, Croatia, Turkey
Elite Status
Marriott Bonvoy Platinum + Aeroplan 35K
Favourite Airline Cabin
Lufthansa First Class + ground experience

Articles by T.J.

Air France Launches New Quebec City–Paris Route
Miles & Points Jan 18, 2022

Air France recently announced a new direct route between its Paris hub and Quebec City. This becomes the fourth destination...

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Iberia and Royal Air Maroc Now Bookable on Alaska Mileage Plan
Miles & Points Jan 15, 2022

Alaska Airlines recently added Iberia and Royal Air Maroc as redemption partners, adding more diversity to the Alaska Mileage Plan...

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An Ode to Airports
Travel Talk Dec 27, 2021

T.J. takes a fond look at the highs and lows of airports, and how they impact the logistics and emotions...

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Canada’s New Testing Rules: 71 Hours and 15 Minutes in the United States
Travel Talk Dec 13, 2021

In this article, I'll go over my experience with leaving and coming back to Canada within 72 hours without a...

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Aeroplan Elite Status: Guide to Qualifying and Privileges [2021]
Miles & Points Dec 8, 2021

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

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How to Maximize Air Canada eUpgrades for Americans
Miles & Points Dec 3, 2021

Air Canada eUpgrades allow new Chase Aeroplan Card holders to instantly upgrade to business class from economy, including when redeeming...

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Aeroplan Elite Status: Threshold Rewards
Miles & Points Nov 9, 2021

Air Canada grants additional rewards to Aeroplan Elite 50K members and above as they accumulate more qualifying miles and segments.

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My Experience Using the Switch Health RT-LAMP Test Kit
Travel Talk Oct 25, 2021

Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to trial the Switch Health RT-LAMP Test Kit to satisfy Canada's pre-entry molecular...

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Working at a Travel Agency as a Points Specialist
Travel Talk Oct 18, 2021

Working at a travel agency for the last three years has been a rewarding experience. Here's an insider look at...

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Air Canada eUpgrades: Upgrading at the Airport
Miles & Points Sep 22, 2021

Aeroplan elite members can use eUpgrades to treat someone else to a higher class of service by requesting an upgrade...

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