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Air Canada, banks offer to buy Aeroplan

Air Canada, TD Bank, CIBC and Visa Canada offered CAD$2.25 billon to purchase the Aeroplan program back from Aimia. The deal assumes $2bn in liabilities for points outstanding and offers $250mm to Aimia shareholders. The…

The new Premium Select cabin on Delta's A350

Major expansion coming for Delta Premium Select

Passengers won't pay for more space on planes. This is the commonly accepted mantra and driving logic behind the ongoing "densification" efforts to squeeze more seats onto planes. And, for the most part, that's proven…

Emirates Skywards swallows flyDubai OPEN

The long slog to full integration of Emirates and flyDubai continues apace. This week's announcement brings the loyalty programs of the two carriers together. And the move looks an awful lot like a shotgun wedding,…

SkyTeam grows a Digital Spine

For travelers the global alliance programs focus (theoretically) on delivering a more consistent travel experience and loyalty proposition. For the member airlines the goal is arguably similar, but it adds on a financial component focused…

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Alaska Airlines launches hotel booking portal

Alaska Airlines wants to be your first choice when it comes to hotel bookings. The airline launched a new booking portal this week connecting its MileagePlan loyalty program with hotel booking engine Rocketmiles. Consumers can…