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[READER QUESTION] What Types of Travel Insurance are Covered on Award Travel?

A Pointshogger’s reader asked a question about the types of travel insurance that is covered on award travel. Generally speaking, if you have purchased your ticket with a travel credit card, you are...

Airlines Cancellation Fees

When we’re planning for a trip, unforeseeable changes may occur and we end having to cancel our trip. Making modifications to an itinerary can be very costly, sometimes as much as a short-haul ticket...

Longest Flight Departing from Canada

Today’s post is more about catering to my hobby. I was actually curious to find out what is the longest flight departing from Canada. Below is a list of the top 3 flights ranked by distance. 3) Vancouver,...

Saturday Updates (Canadian Points University, Awarding Canada)

Gotta love the weekend. Here are this week’s Saturday updates! Canadian Points University in now here! In case you haven’t heard, Canadian Points University is coming to Vancouver, BC! This...

When to Choose a Direct Flight or a Layover

Pointshogger readers of frequently asked us whether it makes more sense to choose a direct flight or a layover. So today, I will list out some of the factors that I consider when making this decision. Most...

Which Frequent Flyer Program to use in Each Respective Regions of Canada

Often times, I am asked which airline frequent flyer program to accrue. My answer has always been the same, it depends on which region of the country that you live. Depending on which part of the country...

Pet Policies on Flights

For most airline carriers, pets are accepted as a checked or carry-on baggage; however it is always important to check the terms and conditions before booking a flight. Using Air Canada as an example,...

Have Selfie Sticks Become a Part of Travel?

In recent years, you can see these phones on a stick in the greatest attractions around the world, allowing travelers to take pictures of themselves with the magnificent scenery in the background. Well,...

Air Travel Past Versus Present: Airport Experience

In our previous post, we spoke about how air travel has changed in terms of the flight experience. Today’s post will focus on the airport experience and how it has changed over the years. Airport Lounges Lounges...

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