Recently I had the opportunity to take a short trip to hang out with my family in Ontario.  Up to this point, I was perfectly content to travel in economy class and hang out at the gate with everyone else. On my way home, I had a similar flight time with my sister who happened to…

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I’ve never been much of an Air Miles collector, but lately, it’s been all the rage at the office. What are Air Miles?   Air Miles rewards program is a popular loyalty program in Canada.  A number of mainstream retailers like Sobeys/Lawtons, Metro, Irving, Staples, Rona and Old Navy, offer air miles points when making purchases…

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The post about CANPASS Air elicited comments indicating that NEXUS might be a better deal for Canadians. So, let us look at what NEXUS offers. What is NEXUS? Similar to CANPASS Air, NEXUS aims to fast-track the inspection services and clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers going into Canada and the US. It is a…

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There are programs made available by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to facilitate air and marine travel for residents. This post looks at CANPASS Air, which is one of the CBSA programs designed to fast track the formalities typically witnessed at customs and immigration checkpoints. Please note that these privileges are only offered to low-risk,…

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