Free WiFi on Swiss Rail
The buy: Rail Europe has a summer promotion for those who buy a first class, eight-day Swiss Pass that sells from $700.
The savings: You receive free Fast Baggage service, worth about $25, and a free Swisscom Pocket Connect WiFi device.
The catch: You have to book by July 30.
Why it’s worth it: Fast Baggage service provides same-day luggage delivery within Switzerland. In addition to a luggage-free ride, travellers will have access to free WiFi anywhere within Switzerland. The pass also gives unlimited travel on the Swiss Travel System, public transportation in 41 Swiss cities, a 50 per cent price reduction off most mountain railways and free admission to museums in Switzerland.
Book it: Visit raileurope.ca.
Dreamliner seat sale
The buy: As the first European carrier to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Canada, LOT Polish Airlines is launching its new Premium Economy Class with special round-trip fares for travel from Toronto to Poland Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk starting at $1,773.
The savings: Up to 17 per cent.
The catch: You have to book by July 3 for departures by Aug. 24.
Why it’s worth it: You’re flying on a Dreamliner Boeing 787 in a separate, Premium Club cabin. Here, passengers will find increased seat recline and a number of upgraded features such as larger entertainment monitors with a USB and power outlet at their seat. As a member of the Star Alliance, LOT Polish Airlines passengers can earn and redeem miles on any Star Alliance member’s frequent flyer program when flying LOT, including Aeroplan.
Book it: Visit lot.com or call 416-236-4242.
New hotel in old building
The buy: The new Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville is offering introductory summer rates.
The savings: Rates starting at $79 a night are just more than half of the high season rates.
The catch: You have to book by Aug. 1.
Why it’s worth it: This property is located in the historic Maison Blanche department store in the heart of the French Quarter, just a block from Bourbon Street.
Book it: Visit courtyardneworleansiberville.com and use promo code WBZ.
Starwood’s Aeroplan bonus
The buy: Starwood Hotels & Resorts is offering bonus Aeroplan Miles to members who redeem them at Starwood properties this summer.
The savings: You get 1,000 miles back in your Aeroplan account for each redemption made.
The catch: You have to book by July 31 for stays booked through Dec. 31.
Why it’s worth it: You get to redeem and earn miles at the same time. Starwood brand hotels include Westin, Sheraton, Le Meridien, W, Four Points, Aloft, Element, The Luxury Collection and St. Regis.
Book it: Visit aeroplan.com and click on the Use Your Miles tab.
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