Case study: why you should call to confirm seats are available before transferring points

Air Canada 777 Business Class | Point Hacks

After reading the Point Hacks Air Canada redemption guide in early 2017, I started planning an epic, all-points round-the-world holiday with my partner over Christmas.

What I did not realise at the time was this was going to be the most complicated redemption that I had ever attempted, and that I was also about to learn a very important lesson—a lesson I wanted to share with our readers to ensure no one makes the same mistake.

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How to book Air Canada flights using frequent flyer points

Canada’s flag carrier flies direct to Vancouver from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, opening up award space across the Pacific, which is one of the hardest routes to redeem on in the world.

In this guide, we outline the most common routes Air Canada operates from Australia and beyond; pricing, searching for and booking Air Canada flights with frequent flyer points; how to choose the best Business Class seat on your flight; and lounge access at key airports. Continue reading…