Archived Newsletters

September 2020

New Aeroplan Program

Air Canada has announced their new and improved Aeroplan program.  There will be exciting new features and benefits with the new program launching November 8, 2020.

Some of highlights of the new program include:

Every seat, every flight, no restrictions

Every Air Canada seat that’s available to buy in cash, you can redeem for with points.

No restrictions. No blackout periods

Elimination of additional airline surcharges on flight rewards with Air Canada.  That means you pay less cash when you redeem – hundreds of dollars less, in some cases.

No cash surcharges

Beginning later in 2021, earn based on the amount you pay for your ticket instead of the number of miles you fly. That’s why your Aeroplan Miles will be called Aeroplan points! When you fly with Air Canada, every fare option and every destination gets you points.

Find out more




Bring It, Wear It

All air travellers must wear a non-medical mask or face covering while travelling, except passengers who provide a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a face mask for a medical reason.

You must have a non-medical mask or face covering that covers your mouth and nose during your travel through Canadian airports and during your flight. 

If you don’t have a non-medical mask or face covering, you won’t be allowed to enter the restricted areas of the airport and continue with your journey.

You will be asked to wear the non-medical mask or face covering:

  • total duration time at the airport
  • at the security screening checkpoints
  • at the boarding gate
  • during the flight

Only time that you are able to remove your non-medical mask are:

  • when asked by an airline employee, a public health official, staff from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, or a Canada Border Services Agency officer
  • At gate check-in you will be asked to briefly step back 2 metres, lower your face covering, and put it back on for ID requirements.
  • the security screening checkpoint
  • the boarding gate, to verify identification, after handing documents to airline staff

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Feel Confident When Renting from National

While National Car Rental has always had a very formal training process in place that instructs all employees on the proper cleaning of a vehicle, employees are now being trained to implement new and more comprehensive mandates that include enhanced cleaning guidance for vehicles, shuttles and branch locations, as well as social distancing practices.

National is committed to providing a safe work environment during this challenging time and continues to monitor the situation, implementing additional safety measures as needed.

To protect customers, our employees and our community, face coverings are required inside our facilities.

Each of National's vehicles are thoroughly cleaned between every rental and backed with the Complete Clean Pledge. This includes washing, vacuuming, general wipe down and sanitizing with a disinfectant that meets leading health authority requirements, with particular attention to more than 20-plus high-touch points including:

  • Key / key fob
  • Steering wheel
  • Steering column
  • Seat belts
  • Center console
  • Door interiors
  • Door pockets
  • Interior door handles
  • Exterior door handles
  • Seat pockets / seat surfaces
  • Areas between seats & consoles
  • Areas between seats & doorjambs
  • Cupholders / compartments
  • Instrument panel
  • Accessory panel / touchscreen
  • Rearview mirror / side mirrors
  • Visors / visor mirrors
  • Dashboard / vents
  • Gear stick / gear shift
  • Trunk release

You can feel confident when your Uniglobe Travel Advisor books your next National Car Rental.



Zero Tolerance from WestJet

The WestJet Group has announced multiple safety updates including the potential for denied travel and a one-year WestJet Group travel ban for those who fail to comply with the airlines’ mask regulation. The WestJet Group also announced the mandatory input of all guests’ contact information at online and kiosk check-in to help the Public Health Agency of Canada and the provincial public health agencies across Canada with contact tracing in the case of infected individuals on board. The WestJet Group includes WestJet, WestJet Encore, WestJet Link and Swoop. 

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