Archived Newsletters

March 2019

Air Canada - Transborder Routes

Air Canada is upgrading service and boosting capacity on key transborder routes from its Toronto and Montreal hubs.

Air Canada will offer customers travelling between Toronto and the cities of Nashville, Washington Dulles and Memphis an upgraded travel experience with larger and more comfortable aircraft featuring a choice of Business Class and WiFi options on all flights.  They are also adding daily frequencies on the Toronto to Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Austin routes and from Montreal to Baltimore.

The enhancements are in addition to Air Canada’s recent announcement that it will launch new daily flights from Montreal to Raleigh and increase capacity by deploying larger aircraft with Business Class and WiFi options on its Toronto to Raleigh and Charlotte flights.

Upgrades in Eastern Canada

In other news, Air Canada has announced changes in Eastern Canada, including upgrading Air Canada Express regional aircraft to larger Air Canada Rouge aircraft with inflight amenities on its flights from Toronto to Fredericton, Moncton and Thunder Bay, and from Montreal to St. John’s.


FLIO - the Global Airport App

Voted as one of ''The Best Travel Apps of 2018'' by Flio is a free app that covers all important air passenger needs.

This free app is focused on giving you directory and layout maps and other information for more than 3,000 airports around the world. It tracks the flight arrivals and departures for the airport you're at, and can help you log in to the airport's official WiFi connection. You can also buy airport services through it such as access to VIP lounges, and discounts on food and beverage at the airport.

Arrivals and Departure Times
Don't miss a flight! With up to the minute flight status updates.

Easy access Wi-Fi
FLIO helps you login to the the airports official Wi-Fi connection safely and in quick time.

Discount Offers
Get discounts on food and beverage, duty free shopping and more. Discounts are available in airports across the World.

Hints and Tips
Find things faster at the airport. Need a place to charge your laptop? The quickest route into the city? FLIO has all the answers.

In-app purchasing
Book lounge access for more than 100 lounges around the world and get a discount with FLIO. Book transportation, like the Heathrow Express in two clicks.

Available for Android and iOS via the app store. 


Top Ways to Survive Air Travel 

For corporate travellers who are in and out of airports all the time, here are some top tips to help you get through the madness.

Arrive bright and early

Not only is booking an early morning flight sometimes one of the cheapest times to fly, you’ll get through the airport security lines faster.  Plus, these early flights have the best track record for leaving on time. And if by chance your flight does get cancelled, odds are in your favour that you’ll score a seat on another plane leaving that same day.  Arriving to the airport early will ensure a stress-free experience even if there are longer line ups.

Carry on light

As more passengers want to avoid paying baggage fees you’ll want to double check that your own bag meets the airline’s size regulations for carry-on. Some airlines and types of aircraft will enable you to gate check your bag for free at time of boarding so consider taking advantage of this service on a full flight.

Don’t delay if there is a delay

Once you find out that a flight has been cancelled due to inclement weather, a mechanical issue or some other problem, get rebooking. Give UNIGLOBE a call and we can help rebook your flight and hotel. 

Fully charge your devices

Having a full charge on your cell phone and laptop/tablet will help you be the most productive while on the road. Finding an outlet at the airport can sometimes be challenging when it's busy. Having a full charge is even more important if there is a delay or cancellation and you need to make alternative arrangements. And be sure to pack a portable wireless charger to give your device a boost on the fly.


WestJet Premium

Plus service on WestJet has been reimagined with the ideal combination of comfort, value and guest service which is now WestJet Premium. The fare benefits make Premium an attractive choice, from the moment you first start planning your trip. In the air, Premium ambience and amenities make travel a more satisfying and fulfilling experience. Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, you will pleasantly surprised by what air travel can be. Try the new Premium class and discover an exceptional way to fly. 

Extra touches

On the 787 Dreamliner or 767 aircraft, you will receive the Signature welcome service, including Champagne, amenity case and hot towel refresh.

For all Domestic, U.S. or International flights in Premium class, you will experience WestJet's distinctly Canadian service, as well as priority boarding, priority check-in and two checked bags*

Contact your UNIGLOBE Travel Agent to book your next WestJet flight in the new Premium service.

*Overweight and oversized baggage fees may still apply