you should try to book airline tix ... if you are lucky, you can get a pretty good deal ...Xoanan wrote: ↑Jan 14th, 2017 9:19 amHi RFD,
My wife's grandmother has almost 5,000 dream miles that she won't / can't use (personal reasons) and has offered to give them to my wife and I if we'd like them.
She has an online account, but didn't have the information with her when we last spoke (and, being a grandmother it's not super easy to communicate that over the phone.)
I've never been an AM collector so I had a few questions that I was hoping someone could answer:
1. Does the person doing the booking have to be on the travel tickets? I know she can transfer them to use for a $10 fee plus 15 cents per miles, but if she can just book them for us that would be better.
2. I tried to see how far I could go on those miles by creating an empty account, but since my "fake" account has 0 miles, the online catalog wouldn't show me ANYTHING. Is ~5000 miles enough to make a sizable dent in a flight. There are 3 of us (2 adults, 1 child), I thinking I'd like to go from Ottawa/Toronto to somewhere on the East coast of Canada. It looks like (based on the first few posts of this thread) that it's quite possible it would.
3. What sort of fees aren't covered by AM? I saw an example earlier that a trip from Ontario to NYC could cost around 1500 AM, plus $240 in taxes in fees. A flight from Toronto to NYC with Porter is like $300, so I'm doubting how awesome AM really is.
Thanks - I will take a look at the rewards options when I next see her for specifics, but just trying to get an idea if it's even worth it.
2x Telus prepaid plan
1x Zoomer $36 plan
2x koodo $30 plan, 2x koodo $28