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September 2019

Air Canada Celebrates Aeroplan's 35th Anniversary with Biggest Contest Ever!


Aeroplan is Canada's premier travel loyalty program. To mark 35 years of loyalty, Aeroplan is launching its biggest contest yet, with the opportunity for 45 lucky members to win a total of 38.5 million miles.

From August 22 to September 25, Aeroplan is offering members two ways to win. Ten lucky members will have the chance to win 3.5 million Aeroplan Miles and make their dream bucket list trip a reality. In addition, 35 members will be able to win 100,000 miles. Members can register to enter the contest by going to and submitting their Aeroplan number.

"We're excited to offer Aeroplan members a chance to make their dreams a reality with our biggest contest to date," said Mark Nasr, Vice President, Loyalty and e-Commerce at Air Canada. "Air Canada is working hard to make immediate and tangible improvements to Aeroplan, to give members more of what they love: value, ease and flexibility. This milestone celebration is part of Air Canada's continued enhancements and improvements to the Aeroplan loyalty program as we move closer to the additional improvements coming with the relaunch of Aeroplan later next year."

To enter, simply register your Aeroplan number at

Grand Prize Draws:
There will be ten grand prize draws of 3.5 million miles. After a member registers, every transaction with an Aeroplan partner counts as an automatic entry for the grand prize. Each time you earn miles with any of Aeroplan's 75+ partners, redeem miles for a flight, hotel stay, car rental, merchandise, activities or donate miles via Aeroplan's Member Donation Program, you're entered for one of these ten grand prizes. Aeroplan affiliated cardholders get 35 bonus entries if they make at least one transaction with their card during the contest period.

Share on Social:
Win one of 35 secondary prizes of 100,000 miles. Share your picture-perfect trips, tag the people you would go with and hashtag #withaeroplan for a chance to win a secondary prize. Participants can post every day for more chances to win.

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Heathrow is rolling out new security scanners that will allow passengers to keep liquids and laptops in their bags.

The airport said it would spend £50 million on the security equipment, which will be rolled out over the next few years.

Once fully operational, the machines will mean passengers will not need to put liquids into a separate plastic bag or place electronics in a separate tray.

Heathrow expects to complete the roll-out by 2022 and says it will cut queue times.

It notes that the technology will not be available at all terminals and security lanes immediately, and that there may still be instances when additional bag checks will be required.

The airport has been trialling the technology with the UK’s Department for Transport since 2017.

The scanners use computed tomography (CT) to create more detailed images.

The ban on liquids over 100ml will remain unchanged, the Times reported.  Other UK airports will begin their own trials in coming months.



San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles.

The unprecedented move at one of the major airports in the USA will take effect August 20, 2019..

The new rule will apply to airport restaurants, cafes and vending machines. Travellers who need plain water will have to buy refillable aluminum or glass bottles if they don't bring their own.

As a department of San Francisco's municipal government, the airport is following an ordinance approved in 2014 banning the sale of plastic water bottles on city-owned property.  The shift away from plastics is also part of a broader plan to slash net carbon emissions and energy use to zero and eliminate most landfill waste by 2021, said airport spokesman Doug Yakel.  

But, considering the approximately 4 million plastic water bottles sold per year at the airport, it may be more difficult for vendors to adhere to the water bottle ban.  Whether vendors out of compliance will be penalized is unclear, but Yakel said the airport hopes that "won't be necessary."

Vendors already are required to provide only compostable single-use foodware, including to-go containers, condiment packets, straws and utensils.