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February 2020

New Airbus A220-300

The Airbus A220-300, newest member of Air Canada and proudly built in Mirabel QC, has now joined the fleet.

The state-of-the-art design and cabin is destined to be popular with customers.  This new aircraft will reduce Air Canada's carbon footprint through a 20% reduction in fuel consumption per seat.

Features :

  • 12 Business Class ::  2 x 2 configuration
  • 125 Economy Class ::  3 x 2 configuration
  • 19-inch wide economy seats
  • Largest overhead stowage bins for an aircraft this size
  • Larger windows
  • Full-colour LED ambient and customizable mood lighting that contribute to reducing fatigue while travelling
  • High ceilings, extra shoulder room and storage make this an unparalleled interior in the narrow-body segment.

The first two new A220 routes begin May 4, 2020 with the launch of Montreal - Seattle and Toronto - San Jose, CA.




New Nexus Kiosks at Canadian Airports

As recently announced, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has started replacing the NEXUS kiosks at Canadian airports to serve customers better.

The new kiosks use facial verification and are user-friendly.  You will have the ability to quickly tap your NEXUS card at the kiosk when prompted.  The reporting process has fewer screens to complete than the old kiosks and you can now use kiosks in groups.

Tips to make your first time using the new kiosks quick and easy

Before your next trip, please make sure that your NEXUS card is activated by logging into the Trusted Traveler Programs application portal. Every NEXUS card needs to be activated, even renewal and replacement cards.

Once you arrive at the airport, you may be asked to scan your passport at the kiosk so that your photo can be added to your NEXUS membership profile. Please have your passport ready and follow all on-screen instructions.

New declaration process

Declarations will not be completed at the new kiosks. If you have something to declare you must do so verbally, to an officer, at a clearly marked area in the customs hall after using the kiosk.

How the CBSA is protecting your privacy

The CBSA is committed to ensuring your privacy as a NEXUS member is upheld. The security and privacy of personal information has been factored into all elements of the kiosk design.

Your personal information, including your passport photograph, will not be stored on the kiosk. The only information retained is saved securely on CBSA systems, in accordance with government information, privacy and security policies. All information is used strictly to confirm your identity on arrival to Canada.

Where the new kiosks are available:

  • Vancouver International Airport
  • Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
  • Edmonton International Airport

Coming soon:

Over the next few months, the NEXUS kiosks at the airports below will be replaced with new kiosks at:

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
  • Calgary International Airport
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Visit the CBSA’s NEXUS Air website for more information, including the step-by-step process for using the new kiosks. 




Free Upgrade!

Receive a one car class upgrade with UNIGLOBE Travel and National Car Rental until June 30, 2020 when you book a compact through mid-size vehicle in Canada or the U.S.A.   Contact your UNIGLOBE Travel Advisor to book your next car and receive a free upgrade!


This Free Upgrade offer is valid on Compact through Midsize vehicles reserved in advance for travel between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020 at participating National Car Rental locations in the United States and Canada.   Vehicle must be returned by June 30, 2020. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of scheduled pick-up time. A minimum 1-day rental is required, and a 14-day maximum applies.  Offer is subject to vehicle availability at the time of booking. Other restrictions, including holiday and blackout dates, may apply. 




Cover All Your Travels For a Year

Effective January 1, 2020, Ontario's Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) has removed its limited Out-of-Country Travellers Program for its residents to cover expenses related to emergency health and doctors' services incurred while traveling abroad.   Although Ontario has taken the lead with this new implementation, it can be expected other Canadian Provinces will likely consider following suit over the course of the next few years

Whether you travel for business, pleasure or both, Manulife Global Travel Insurance can help protect all of your travels for a full year with an Annual Plan.   UNIGLOBE has teamed up with Manulife as their trusted travel insurance provider to offer you this affordable coverage.

What do you get?
A full year of coverage:
You’re covered for an unlimited number of trips for 365 days from the effective date.

It often costs less than two Single-Trip Plans, so it will likely save you money if you travel multiple times a year for business or pleasure.

You don’t have to worry about purchasing insurance before every trip for a whole year.

Choose the Annual Emergency Medical Plan for emergency medical coverage during your trip and select a maximum duration of 4, 10, 18, 30 or 60 days for each trip.

Choose the Annual All-Inclusive Plan to cover emergency medical expenses, baggage loss, trip cancellation and more, and select a maximum duration of 8, 16 or 30 days for each trip.

For more information about Manulife Global Travel Insurance, contact your UNIGLOBE travel advisor