Thursday, April 14, 2016

Receive a $100 Coupon for use on Hainan Airlines flights out of Calgary

While there haven't been any extravagant seat sales yet for the new Hainan Airlines flight out of Calgary like we see south of the border there is this coupon offer you can take advantage of! You can save $100 on flights until the end of September when you register for this coupon. The link to get the offer is and you'll have to access it with your Facebook account. We found the offer on Instagram and they state there are limited numbers so I would go and get it right away if you think you'll fly this route by the end of September.

Excerpt from the Terms and Conditions
1. Hainan Airlines’ Coupons are valid from March 15th, 2016 to September 30th, 2016. 2. Passengers must travel before September 30th, 2016 (return flight date) 3. Coupon is only valid on Hainan Airlines overseas website ( 4. The promotion code cannot be used for upgrades, or charges relating to itinerary changes. 5. The coupon can be used only on tickets purchased for flights originating in Calgary or Toronto to China, where Hainan Airlines is the operating carrier. 6. The coupon can only be used on the airfare portion of a flight ticket, and cannot be applied to airport improvement/development fees, fuel surcharges or any taxes. 7. The coupon is not valid on tickets that include connecting flights on other airlines or on codeshare flights. 8. The coupon must be entered at the page PAYMENT. 9. Only ONE coupon may be applied to one ticket. 10. The coupon can only be used once per a booking on Hainan Airlines global website. 11. The coupon is only valid on tickets paid for in full on the Hainan Airlines website and may not be used to discount tickets purchased at any retail outlet. 12. Any refunds, itinerary changes, transfers and upgrades shall be dealt with in accordance with the original fare of the ticket. 13. The coupon cannot be used to discount cargo fees, insurance, Fortune Wings Miles discounted tickets or Limited Deals pricing. The coupon CAN NOT be applied to all other promotions (Early Bird, Save Even More, Extra Discount, ADDON, etc.) 14. Hainan Airlines has the final interpretation of authority.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Use your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to fly on the inaugural Hainan Airlines flight from YYC - Save $2,900+ in business class

I posted this over on Rewards Canada earlier today but wanted to let iflycalgary readers know about it is as well.

On March 30th you could officially start redeeming Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles for flights on Hainan Airlines. Right now they have great availability (at least 2 seats in Business Class) for the inaugural flight out of YYC as well as many more flights after that. Business Class is 50,000 Mileage Plan Miles one way and as you can see even with the $202 in taxes and fees you can save a bundle over what the going rate for the same seat from Hainan themselves.

If you don't collect Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles you should definitely look into them as not only can you use them on Alaska flights out of YYC but you can also use them on Hainan, British Airways, KLM, American and Delta flights out of YYC! They are a very useful currency for us Calgarians. You can jump start your Mileage Plan balance with the mbna Alaska Airlines MasterCard® credit card. Read our review of the card here.

Mileage Plan availability for Hainan's inaugural flight out of YYC

and the cost if you were to buy the same ticket
Alaska Airlines MasterCard® credit card 

• Receive 25,000 Bonus Miles†† after your first eligible purchase
• Earn 1 Bonus Mile per $1 spent on every eligible purchase‡
• Earn 3 Bonus Miles per $1 spent on Alaska Airlines tickets, cargo purchases, in-flight purchases and vacation packages‡
• Receive an annual Companion Fare from $121 (USD) ($99 base fare, plus taxes and fees from $22)◊◊
• Redeem Miles for flights to over 700 destinations worldwide‡
• $75 annual fee
Apply here.